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  • Locations: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Carol Lebold Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture, Art, Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Building & Construction Technology, Chemistry, Classics, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Sciences, Finance, Food Science, Geology, History, Information Technology, International Relations, Landscape Architecture, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Native American Indian Studies, Natural Resources Conservation, Nursing, Operations & Information Management, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Soil Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Resource Economics, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Sustainable Community Development, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Options: Graduate Credits, Independent Study
Click here for a definition of this term Key Word Search: Cyber Security, Development Studies, Ecotourism, Food & Beverage, Honors Courses, Interdisciplinary, International Development, Peace & Conflict Studies, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Urban Studies, Volunteering Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: American University of Beirut
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3
Click here for a definition of this term Program Provider: American University of Beirut Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Mostly Host Country Students Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 1st Semester Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall, Student's Responsibility
Program Description:


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 7,000 students located on a 73-acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

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.

Course Selection, Academic Calendar and Fees

AUB has an extensive list of courses, available to undergraduates and graduates. For more information, go directly to their website. There is also information on the Academic Calendar, Application for Study Abroad, and Fees. Pre-arrival information for Study Abroad and "Visiting" international students is available on the webstie.


Beirut CityBeirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2.1 million as of 2007. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's coastline with the Mediterranean sea, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport and also forms the Beirut District area, which consists of the city and its suburbs. The first mention of this metropolis is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters, dating to the 15th century BC, and the city has been continuously inhabited over the centuries since.

Beirut holds Lebanon's seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy with its Downtown, Hamra, Verdun, and Ashrafieh based corporate firms and banks. The city is also the focal point of the region's cultural life, renowned for its press, theaters and cultural activities. After the destructive Lebanese civil war, Beirut underwent major reconstruction,and the redesigned historic city center, marina, pubs and nightlife districts have once again rendered it a popular tourist attraction.

Living Arrangments

AUB is a residential university in the American liberal arts tradition. It is the first and still one of the few residential universities in the Middle East offering a beautiful campus where a rich extra-curricular and community life flourishes. Life in the AUB residence system has a high degree of certainty, predictability, and reliability. Most of the dormitories boast a stable and nostalgic memory in their historic stone buildings so that each coming generation has a certain tale to tell another. About one-fifth of all students and many faculty members and their families live on-campus in university housing. AUB believes in the preservation of strong, supportive communities, which exist in all of its living groups. Housing at AUB