American InterContinental University is a for-profit institution, distinguishing them from what you might think of the "traditional" study abroad programs conducted through universities. I attended seeking an education about the Middle East, as did many of my fellow students (not all of whom were college aged). Unfortunately, if that's what you're looking for, you'd probably be better off looking elsewhere. Their stated colleges within the university are as follows:
• School of Business Administration
• School of Engineering
• Department of Information Technology
• Department of Interior Design
• Department of Visual Communication
• School of Communication and Information Studies
There are very few course offerings that don't fit into the above fields of study [rather, there are some other courses, but the university obviously doesn't care very much about their quality]. I did get some benefit out of Arabic and Middle Eastern History classes, but in retrospect I think I wouldn't recommend this to someone unless they are seeking an education on one of the above topics. Dubai really feels like a crossroads for the entire world (in a way that is sometimes overwhelming), and it is an amazing place to travel, but this program isn't for everyone.