A.C.E. International Study Tours


We offer targeted benchmarking and exploratory group visits to less familiar areas of the world with expert preparation and guidance by A.C.E. professionals.

In 2009 A.C.E. helped coordinate a Study Mission to Oman in conjunction with our former student and our good friend, Mr. Rashid Al-Kiyumi of Oman.

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Executive Summary: Associates in Cultural Exchange, and Mr. Rashid Al-Kiyumi of Oman partnered together to provide a post trip to Oman for 15 delegates from the Seattle Study Mission to the UAE. The trip commenced with an overland trip from Dubai to Muscat, Oman on March 14, and included an all day excursion into the interior of Oman on the 15th, a coastal voyage, a banquet on the campus of Sultan Qaboos University (the national university) hosted by His Excellency Dr. Ali Al-Bemani, Vice-Chancellor of the university, and tours of the capital city. Several high-level presentations were given by the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth, the Omani Center for Investment Promotion and Export Development, and the Child Care Center of Sultan Qaboos University. These included discussion of the Children's Library project. The primary objective of the trip was to familiarize delegates with the "heart of Arabia" so as to gain insights into the authentic culture and history of the region, as well as to understand the modern-day potential for developing ties between the Greater Seattle region and Oman.