In keeping with its ethos of international collaboration, UoB implemented many student/faculty exchange programmes with universities abroad. UoB also established foreign language courses conducted by the relative centers in collaboration with their respective embassies in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Currently, all these centers are housed under a newly formed school, “School of Foreign Languages” (SFL) which comprises of the following:
The English Language Centre, French Studies Centre, The American Studies Centre, and the Confucius Institute at UoB. Also, SFL is administering the elective 100 level courses offered in learning the following languages: English, French, Japanese, German and Chinese. Soon, SFL will include the Korean King Sejong Institute, Russian Language Centre, Turkish Cultural Centre, and the Indian Language Centre. The aim is to offer students the opportunity to be conversant with other cultures within the framework of cross-cultural communication worldwide.
In order for the centres/institutes to carry out their mission, they offer students different academic facilities which include libraries to provide books, references, dictionaries, internet access and video audio equipment, as well as experienced teachers from the individual countries mentioned above.