American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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  • Location(s): Beirut, Lebanon
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Gap Year, Graduate Program

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At AUB you will have the chance to learn about cultures from all the continents. We have students from 75 countries represented on campus and 2,000 international students. Our students have ties to multiple nations and epitomize the growing transn... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
Based on 32 Reviews
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June 27, 2018 Fattoush
Perspective, patience, confidence, and faith in other people. - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
It was definitely worthwhile. I reconnected with my culture and learned to adapt to a new environment far away from home. - Bocconi University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself as an individual and as a Lebanese-American. I gained experience with what I want to do professionally (I volunteered with two different Syrian refugee NGOs). - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
My trip abroad was extremely worthwhile. I found it fascinating to live in a city so different from my own. I felt I learned a lot in the process of adjusting to a new culture and being outside of my comfort zone. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
This experience was absolutely worthwhile. I feel during my time abroad that learning was not isolated within the classroom / homework experience, but that learning was everywhere. You can learn about history and politics at school, but also through casual conversations with people who experienced these things. Going to events a... - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I gained intimate knowledge of the local culture and people. It was completely worth it. - George Washington University View Entire Review
February 23, 2017 Aub Post Undergrad
Beirut is safe, especially as an Asian woman I had qualms about a different experience that I may have than other White Americans or Europeans that made of the majority of online reviews of the AUB and Beirut experience. I was unaware of Beirut's own diversity which includes many people from Asia. Relative to New York City, wher... - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
My experience was definitely worthwhile. I got to experience first hand the spectrum of Lebanese lifestyles and worldviews that makes Lebanon such a unique location. - George Washington University View Entire Review
September 28, 2016 A7la Study Abroad
I gained a stronger grasp of the Arabic language & culture, I fulfilled my natural science & political science requirements for graduation and I had an excellent time. I would definitely go to AUB again and I do believe it was worthwhile. - Reed College View Entire Review
More than I thought I would. It's opened up the doors for incredible career opportunities and I knew immediately that I wanted to focus on the Middle East and work on public policy dealing with refugees. - McGill University View Entire Review
The abroad experience was well worth my time. I could not have had the same educational depth in the states as I did at AUB. The importance of patience and listening more than talking was a valuable life lesson that I learned from people in Lebanon. - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
It was incredibly worthwhile. I feel that this experience has permanently changed me. I will return to Lebanon inshallah, I can't imagine not coming back here. I'm already looking to apply to Graduate School. - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
I learned flexibility, understanding, a deeper understanding of cultural/religious/linguistic multiplicity and complexity, patience, language, independence, trust, and so much more. - Syracuse University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Was it worthwhile?! It was more than worthwhile. It not only helped me determine I want to live in Lebanon and report there, it helped me discover parts of me I didn't know existed. - Northeastern University View Entire Review
Yes! I learned how to care for myself in a difficult environment, how to make the most out of living abroad, how to conduct research in a foreign language... - Bard College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. I believe my other responses explain why. - Davidson College View Entire Review
January 08, 2018 Time Of My Life
I learnt what makes me happy. I learnt what gets me stimulated. Above all, it taught me how to be strong and confident, and that the strength and confidence that you gain somewhere else is not localized to the place in which it is founded but can travel with you wherever you go. - McGill University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
A first-hand and eye-opening experience in the non-Western world. It motivated me to get involved in Palestine activism when I returned to UMass. - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
I gained independence, reduced cultural ignorance, a better taste pallet, and life long friends - University of Massachusetts / UMass - Boston View Entire Review
For me personal, Lebanon was my first glimpse of the Middle East. Its a unique country in the region but its also a melting pot so youll get exposure to the culture in its entirety. If i had to single out one gain, it would be that: Exposure to the Middle East. - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
This experience helped me learn how to immerse myself in, and succeed in, a different environment. Being in a new environment really teaches you a lot about the world and yourself as a person. - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I made great friends, improved my Arabic a lot, learned about the country's history, culture, and politics, and got to see beautiful and important sites. - Bard College View Entire Review
I gained a lifetime of friends and learned more than I can begin to explain. As a student pursuing a degree in Middle East Studies I felt that I was in the epicentre of everything Middle East related. I got to practice Arabic while immersed in a complex and exciting political landscape. I learned a tremendous amount about Lebane... - American University of Paris View Entire Review
Wonderful experience, wish I had done my entire grad degree at AUB instead of my home institution. Wonderful city, great people. - The American University in Cairo View Entire Review
Life in Lebanon requires flexibility and adaptability along with amazing opportunities to enjoy life and to travel throughout the country and the region.Exploring the Middle East through living experiences can never be replaced by reading a book. - American University of Beirut View Entire Review

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At AUB you will have the chance to learn about cultures from all the continents. We have students from 75 countries represented on campus and 2,000 international students. Our students have ties to multiple nations and epitomize the growing transnational character of today’s global economy. In Lebanon you will have the chance to experience the best of both the East and the West and through learning about a new culture you will have the opportunity to gain a fresh perspectives.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Graduate Program
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • American Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Teacher Education by Subjects
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle/Near Eastern Languages, Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1866
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