Many of our students who leave Raffles World Academy go on to study at various universities all around the world.

RWA University Placements


  • American University in Washington DC
  • Stanford University
  • Occidental University
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Iowa State University, USA
  • Syracuse University, US
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • Hult International Business school, USA
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • University of California, L.A.
  • University of California, Berkley
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • The New School, Parsons (New York)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign


  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • Carlton University, Ontario
  • Grant McEwan University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Wilfred Laurier University
  • Waterloo University
  • Queens University
  • Vancouver Island University
  • University of Alberta
  • McMaster University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Calgary
  • Western University
  • Huron University




  • King’s college London
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Manchester
  • University College, London
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Bath
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Greenwich
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Southampton
  • University of York

Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and

  •  University of Sydney, Australia
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass communication, India
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • New York University, Shanghai
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Groningen University, Netherlands
  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Vrije University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Rhine-Waal University, Germany
  • Heidelberg University, Germany
  • University of Debrecen, Hungary


  • New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mohammad Bin Rashid University, UAE
  • American University in Dubai, UAE
  • American University in Sharjah, UAE
  • Middlesex University, Dubai   UAE
  • Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Emirates Aviation University, UAE
  • Institute of Management Technology, UAE
  • American University of Cairo, Egypt
  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon
RWA Job Shadowing Programme

What is Job Shadowing?

Job shadowing is a work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The job shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student.  Students witness firsthand the work environment, employability and occupational skills in practice, the value of professional training and potential career options.

Job shadowing is designed to increase career awareness, help model student behavior through examples and reinforce in the student the link between classroom learning and work requirements.  

Where did they go?

RWA students have enjoyed their job shadowing experience at various organizations in and around Dubai.  Some of these appear below.

What did they have to say about their experiences?

This week long job shadowing programme at Emirates really helped me learn about the IT department and how they work with businesses. This would help me not only gear up for the future, but also decide where my interests lie. There was a lot to learn and even a week was not enough to look around the workplace and meet everyone.

Riwa Kulkarni, Grade 11, 2017-18

This was such an amazing experience for me. After coming here I was able to learn about the structure of the agency and about what each part of the company does. I was able to watch the immense amount of effort that goes into adverts and how the smallest of details are looked at and fine-tuned. It was also really interesting to see how before the advertisement is sent to the client, there are so many things that are being changed which are all branched off of the key visual.

Emma Thomas, Grade 11, 2017-18

In this job shadowing experience with an advertising company taught me many beneficial things that I can use in the future. Although it may not be the best fit for my interests I still managed to learn new information about how the advertising system works and general working tips. 

Dana Mohamed, Grade 11, 2017-18

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