BEIRUT: American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Mid September - Mid February
  • Spring Semester - early February - mid June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Since its founding, AUB has set standards in higher education worldwide. The University provides a rigorous curriculum in the American liberal arts tradition and the language of instruction is English. Academic programs are offered in undergraduate, graduate, medical, and professional education. The University stresses high academic standards and is committed to the ideals of critical thinking, open debate, and diversity. AUB is a coeducational institution that is open to all qualified students without regards to race, religion, economic status, or political affiliation. The University places a high premium on developing a student's appreciation of, and responsibility to, his/her respective society and culture.

Courses

Study abroad students take four courses per semester while studying at AUB. We recommend that students take at least one Arabic language course as part of their program.

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Host University

The American University of Beirut (AUB) was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, functioning under a charter from the State of New York. AUB has grown from 16 students in a rented house to a major university with over 7,572 students located on a 73-acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The University is governed by an autonomous Board of Trustees comprised of international leaders in business, education, diplomacy, engineering, philanthropy, science, and medicine. Located in Ras Beirut, AUB's main campus has a total of 71 buildings. The 73 acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea includes athletic fields, private beach, bird sanctuary, and a repository of native and non-native trees and shrubs. It also comprises six dormitories, the AUB Medical Center, the Charles W. Hostler Student Center, four libraries, computer labs, Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum, Lebanon's only geological collection. The University Libraries include the central Jafet Memorial Library and two branch libraries: the Engineering and Architecture Library and the Science and Agriculture Library with its annex AREC (Farm) Library. The Saab Memorial Medical Library (SML) is one of the best medical libraries in the Middle East.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
  • THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS PLACED LEBANON ON THE TRAVEL WARNING LIST. AS SUCH, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM, YOU MUST PETITION THROUGH THE RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. APPROVAL IS NOT GUARANTEED.

    Application Procedure

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    Cost

    Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Accommodations

    Study Abroad students live on campus in one of the undergraduate dorms. Students are asked to fill out a housing application after being accepted in to the program.

    Destination

    The country of Lebanon enjoys a bewildering composition of cultures and faiths and is perched on a breathtaking sweep of Mediterranean coastline. Beirut, the most populous city in Lebanon, is the capital and home to the first law school in the world, dates back to the Phoenician Era. Known to be the commercial capital and busiest city in Lebanon, Beirut also has several night clubs, restaurants and other places of entertainment. Not to mention the famous market at the Martyr's Place known as Souk el Barghout, where hundreds of tourists pass by and enjoy a delightful meal, or cup of coffee from one of the outdoor cafes. Despite Lebanon's unstable political situation, tourism has picked up in the past few years and in 2009, Beirut was rated the number one vacation spot in the world and "2010 most glamorous destination." Lebanon enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and for eight months of the year, light clothes may be worn. The winter rainy season from November to March, however, is at times damp and cold. Although most Beirut buildings are centrally heated, warm clothing is recommended for the winter months. The average annual rainfall of 86 cm (34 inches) comes chiefly in the winter when the temperature may drop below 7 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit). Except for this rainy season, the weather in Beirut is delightful.