The National Ambassadors Program ‘Estedad’ – an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Education – aims to enrich the capabilities of students in UAE high schools and prepare them to excel academically, gain more insights in entrepreneurship and scientific research. Khalifa University offers select high school students an opportunity to take one of the three tracks – ‘enrichment,’ ‘innovation and entrepreneurship,’ and ‘scientific research.’ Led by a Khalifa University expert, each track lasts for two-weeks and has 25 students from Grade 11 and 12, of which 20 are UAE nationals. Students are selected on the basis of their academic and behavioral performance in the school’s transcript and their score in National Ambassador Program entry assessments.