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Program Description:
American University of Beirut

AUB
 
A teaching-centered research university, AUB has about 700 instructional faculties and a student body of around 8,000 students. It is well known for its international student body, which attracts undergraduates and post-graduates from across the region as well as from the U.S. and other Western countries. The language of instruction is English (except for courses in the Arabic department and other language courses).
 
Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
  • No language prerequisite
Program Calendar
Fall: mid-September to February
Spring: February to mid-June

Academics
Most Syracuse University students, graduate and undergraduate, enroll in courses offered through AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle East Studies (CAMES) program, while they also study Arabic language at all levels. While you can choose courses from this program (or from other course offerings at AUB) please note that enrollment is subject to space availability and that some classes may have pre-requisites. Therefore, it’s wise to choose substitute courses along with your preferred selections. A normal course load is 12-15 credits and most courses are 3 credits each. Grades from AUB will be posted to your academic record and factored into your overall GPA at SU. 

For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, SU Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.


Housing
The American University in Beirut has sufficient on-campus housing for only about one-fifth of its student body. Study abroad undergraduate students who do not have family in Beirut are given preference in on-campus housing but on-campus housing cannot be guaranteed. Off-campus housing is plentiful in the neighborhood surrounding the University (Hamra). The typical cost of a one-bedroom apartment close to campus can ranges from US $800 - $2000 per month.

Program Cost
You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work study. Besides tuition, you will also be charged a $525 program fee which covers pre-departure meetings, International Student ID card and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged. 

For the program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here: American U. Beruit, Lebanon Budget 2015-2016.pdf

Contact
Lou Berends, lmberend@syr.edu

Apply Now
Applying to this program requires completion of both the SU Abroad and AUB applications.

As there is a current Department of State Travel Warning for Lebanon, each applicant will be screened and reviewed by an SU committee as part of the admissions process.

Syracuse University
  • Compete SU Abroad application
  • $70 application fee payable to Syracuse University
  • Two academic recommendations
American University in Beirut
  • Compete AUB’s application (you are considered a visiting student on the application)
  • Follow instructions from AUB  for supplemental documents
  • Print your AUB completed application or send the AUB's confirmation of application receipt to SU Abroad.
Website
American University of Beirut

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.