Lebanese American University, Beirut and Byblos
The Lebanese American University is a leading, nonsectarian, private higher education institution in Lebanon. It operates under a charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The university is a multi-campus career-oriented institution which prepares students for responsible living, fully aware of the rich heritage and multiple needs of their respective communities. The university has two campuses within Lebanon, one in Beirut and the other in Byblos.
Why study at LAU?
- The school of Arts and Sciences, LAU’s oldest school, embodies the university’s liberal arts tradition. Renowned for its broad range of top-notch academic programs, the school prides itself on diverse, highly qualified faculty, dedicated to cultivating students’ critical thinking and communications skills.
- As one of the oldest independent business schools in the Middle East, the school of business has consistently led the way in business education and research in the region. Today, it remains an innovative and continuously improving school, a member of the European Foundation for Management Development, responsive to the changing face of business.
- LAU’s Summer Institute for intensive Arabic Language and Culture (SINARC) provides a multi-faceted language and cultural immersion program that attracts students from around the globe. The SINARC program is hosted each year at LAU – Beirut Campus. SINARC offers courses in Arabic language and culture at various levels of proficiency. Each level provides twenty hours per week of intensive classroom instruction, including five hours per week of Lebanese Dialect. Formal language instruction is enriched by immersion in an authentic cultural context. Cultural activities include weekly lectures on topics related to Arab and Lebanese politics, history, society, and culture. In addition, students partake in a series of excursions to historical, cultural and tourist sites throughout Lebanon.
- LAU’s two main campuses are located on leafy hillsides by the Mediterranean Sea around 35 Km apart, putting LAU within an easy reach of all areas of Lebanon. Students on both campuses have access to impressive libraries, gymnasiums, residence halls, theatres, computer centres, laboratories.
- Beirut campus is nestled in an urban setting, just steps away from the stimulating cultural, social, educational and recreational opportunities of Lebanon’s capital. Two schools operate on the Beirut campus: Arts & Sciences and Business. The Byblos campus is the seat of seven schools: Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.