American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

10 recent reviews
  • 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 4.1
Based on 10 Reviews
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June 28, 2023 Turning Point
Personality development, and having the courage to do the things you fear but are afraid of. - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
June 21, 2023 Development
Being independent is what I gained - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
I loved it despite anything and would love to continue but they dismissed me at the beginning of second semester already without any prior notic - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
The combination of the education and lived experiences are what made that experience so unique and worthwhile. What I learn while in Beirut was that so much of a person's perspective is developed due to their environment and what see and experience everyday. Going to AUB truly made me question my perceptions that are so entrench... - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
Extremely worthwhile. You learn a lot about the world just by experiencing it and meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures. If you haven’t travelled much, I beg that you take the chance and you chose Beirut to make a new home in. - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I learned so much about the world and Lebanon and my own identity as an Arab-American. I loved witnessing the Lebanese protests. I really loved my study abroad experience. - Scripps College View Entire Review
I learned how to live in a country that was in the midst of an uprising. I made lifelong friends and ate amazing food. I also learned Lebanese Arabic and fell in love with the city. - Davidson College View Entire Review
Lifelong friends and a much deeper understanding of the Levant and the Arabic language. - Duke University View Entire Review
Past Review Beirut
Studying abroad in Beirut was the best decision of my life. I went primarily to practice my language skills, but by the end of the trip, I had traveled up and down the country, made loads of friends of all different nationalities, and learned to navigate the energetic city of Beirut! By the end, I felt like I really belonged in ... - Anonymous University View Entire Review
Past Review 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
June 21, 2023 Personal Growth
It was really worthwhile! - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
This program was perfect. I learned more than I can express and the university has an incredible history. - American University of Beirut View Entire Review
Perspective, cultural competence, empathy and some mad defensive skills on the soccer field. - Davidson College View Entire Review
I now know to travel as much as I can, which sucks because of COVID. It was more than worthwhile. - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
100% worthwhile!! - Davidson College View Entire Review
Just learned to slow down and enjoy life a bit more. - Amherst College View Entire Review
I learned to always keep an open mind because it will allow you to have amazing experiences. My parents were hesitant about me going to the Middle East but I knew it was going to be amazing (and I was right). I also didn't know that many people in Lebanon speak French, English, and Arabic which is so amazing. Finally, I learned ... - Reed College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I learned to trust myself and to persevere with my language learning - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I learned so much. I obviously can't describe it here. Going somewhere meaningfiully different from what you know is incredibly impactful. - Northeastern 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

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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 and Related Services
  • 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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