AUS clubs visit Abu Dhabi’s Louvre

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Students from several AUS clubs took in the sights of the Louvre during a February trip to Abu Dhabi (JANNA ALY PHOTO).

By Janna Aly

ABU DHABI, UAE — About 90 American University of Sharjah students visited the Louvre on Feb. 3, in a trip organized by several campus clubs.

Students gathered at AUS in the morning where organizers ushered them to university-provided buses to set off to the Louvre. Upon arrival, they met a tour guide for a 30-minute tour of the museum after which they explored on their own. 

The Philosophy Club arranged the trip in collaboration with the History, Book, and Creative Writing clubs, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Student Team. 

Nimra Areej, president of the Philosophy Club and lead organizer of the trip, said that it took her “about a month to plan everything.” She added the trip ultimately involved 88 students.

Handling that many students was difficult, she said, but emphasized that many persons worked hard to make the trip successful. 

Areej said positive feedback from faculty and students who went to the Louvre motivated organizers to “start planning similar trips.”