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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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American University of Beirut Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

Amazing program with rigorous academics

Like with any program, the people make the experience. The people who were attracted to the AUB program were all extremely hard working, motivated and interested in learning/pursuing Arabic. I don't think you would find this caliber of student at any other University other than the "Harvard of the Middle East". The classes were very rigorous and the teachers were phenomenal - one of my teachers had written her own Arabic textbook. My spoken Arabic improved tremendously and my vocabulary base is much wider. There were a fee classes that had 12 students which is a little bigger than I would have hoped, but overall an amazing experience. Beirut and Lebanon are amazing, too, and AUB is a great way to meet locals who actually know the country. The common language was obviously English so I didn't speak much Arabic outside of the classroom, but if you are determined enough this shouldn't stop you from speaking it 24/7. Amazing amazing experience, 10/10 would recommend!!

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    6

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    N/A

You will come out learning Arabic

This program is great, you will learn Arabic, but it comes at a cost. This isn't an easy summer, you are in class from 8:30-5 and have homework on top of that and weekly tests.

They try to get us immersed in the culture around us with programs, and some are more successful than others!

Overall, if your main goal is to learn Arabic- you should come here!! If your main goal is to explore the Middle East, just be prepared you will only be able to explore such small parts of the world going to this program.

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    8

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

Challenging and Effective Arabic Program

The CAMES program was, as all the reviews have stressed, a very very intensive program. There was a huge amount of homework every day, and while this was difficult at times, it also accomplished its goal. I came away from the program statisfied that I had significantly improved my ability to communicate in Arabic. The teachers and tutors were amazing; they challenged us and were entirely dedicated to helping us succeed. The small student-teacher ratio allowed for lots of one-on-one support. I especially appreciated the program's integration of colloquial and modern standard Arabic. The program also offered a variety of cultural activities and trips. The campus itself was beautiful and very safe. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in a highly intensive Arabic program that will dramatically improve their Arabic skills.

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    6

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

Success

The CAMES Summer Arabic program was rigorous and provided an intensive learning experience. The CAMES team was very responsive to all student needs. The teaching staff was professional and available for any extra help and were dedicated to teaching Arabic. Would highly recommend the program.

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

Studying Arabic

Great program in a great setting at AUB! Good mix of students from US and around the world. The teachers I had were excellent and very committed. The program mixed in a lot of cultural and fun events and trips throughout to complement the language learning, which I appreciated. Above all, had a lot of fun and improved my language skills!

Program: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

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