The state of Kuwait, is an Arab country on the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, that has cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Kuwait is one of the safest and most socially progressive country in the Gulf region. It has the sixth-largest oil reserves in the world which makes its economy very rich. Kuwait tends to have dry, hot summers with some humid days mixed with a dry and cool winter.
There are many museums and cultural centers to visit. Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center is the largest opera house and cultural center in the Middle East and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center is around the corner from AIS. There are also many delicious restaurants that offer diverse, international cuisines. The Avenues Mall offers shopping lovers a combination of traditional Kuwaiti architecture and a modern array of international shops. For beach lovers, there are wonderful beaches and resorts along the Arabian Gulf Road and nine islands scattered across its shore that are perfect for a weekend getaway. Kuwait has a reputable public healthcare system that provides free or low-cost healthcare to all its residents.
Throughout the school year, there are numerous opportunities for faculty to participate in a variety of creative, athletic, and cultural activities. AIS offers, in cooperation with local partner organizations, a wide array of choices ranging from arts and crafts,to music to community service and much more.