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American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut has long been admired for the strength and breadth of its academic programs and its commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education.

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AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Learn Modern Standard Arabic or Colloquial Lebanese Arabic through an intensive summer program provided by the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American

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Study in Lebanon with American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut has long been admired for the strength and breadth of its academic programs and its commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education.

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American University of Beirut Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community

    9

Semester Abroad at AUB

I studied abroad at AUB during the spring semester of 2017, and I must say it was one of the best experiences of my life. AUB has a very vibrant campus and student life, and it is very easy to meet people and immerse yourself in the local culture and adopt the Lebanese lifestyle. The classes were for the most part very interesting, and I left with a brand new take on the region's culture and societies. I highly recommend taking classes in their anthropology and sociology department. The campus is very well located, and it is very easy to explore the city. The office of international programs was really great at helping us make the transition to AUB as smooth as possible. They organize great events and trips around the country, and I really advise you to take advantage of that.

Program: American University of Beirut

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

Amazing experience and fantastic instruction

The AUB Summer Program was amazing. The instructors are excellent teachers, they focus on each student's needs and accomodate instruction in a way that benefits everyone. You have a crazy amount of homework but your Arabic skills skyrocket. You also have full freedom to enjoy Lebanon, Beirut is a very fun city and the country has a lot to offer. The program may seem a little expensive but the weekend excursions it covers and the length of the program makes it worth it. This is also the only program I could find that offered full instruction in colloquial Arabic, plus you still learn colloquial Arabic in the formal Arabic classes.

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Overall Rating

1 / 10

  • Academics

    1

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Cultural Immersion

    1

  • Program Administration

    1

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    1

Not so great.

All my life I wanted to study in Lebanon and master the Arabic language. It had been years since I visited the country so I thought going to AUB would be the best option for me to revive my Arabic skills. I struggled in class with the reading and writing aspects of the lessons. Most people would have a great experience but I did not enjoy the course. My time at AUB was not one of pleasure or knowledge but of humiliation. The professors looked at me as if I didn't belong there. Failing the first test prompted the head of the program to come and see me. He said to me "I made a mistake letting you in" at that point was audited and I wasn't allowed to go on any of the field trips. I requested help from the tutor but she was "too busy" I ended up getting sick so I withdrew myself. After that I went on to teach my self how to read and write Arabic. Maybe one day I'll go back to Lebanon and attend AUB for my masters. As of now I'm joining the US air force so I can be a translator.

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

Amazing summer

Lebanon is one of the best places to learn Arabic, and the AUB is the perfect environment to do so. The classes are very challenging, the professors and administration are very qualified, and it is very culturally immersive.

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Amazing experience in Beirut

Was by far the best time of my studies! I met so many incredible people and had the chance to see so much of this great city and country. It is the perfect mix of culture, academics, people and adventure. If you have the chance, just go!

Program: American University of Beirut

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