As a student-centered, liberal arts-based learning community, Lebanese American University places emphasis on career and professional education in an environment at once intellectually challenging and supportive, fostering personal as well as academic development. Now a co-educational institution, LAU was founded as a college for women in 1924 and traces its origins back to the first school for girls in the Ottoman empire started by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1830s. The institution has grown and changed tremendously through the decades, but the enterprising and progressive spirit of those who started it endures.

LAU offers diverse programs within seven different schools including Arts and Sciences, Architecture and Design, Business, Engineering, Medicine and Pharmacy. Through the Office of International Services, incoming international students are supported to have the best international experience in the Middle East. LAU offers courses in English at their Beirut and Byblos campuses in addition to the SINARC Program (Arabic language courses) for all levels and an Arabic Studies bachelor's degree.

LAU is a leading nonsectarian, private higher education institution in Lebanon. The university is accredited in the U.S. by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Many of the academic programs at LAU also hold additional U.S. or international accreditations, including AACSB, ABET, CCNE and NAAB. 

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  • Beirut Campus

    Beirut, Lebanon Campus Website

    The Beirut campus is nestled amid a cluster of high-rises on a hillside, just steps away from the stimulating cultural, social, educational and recreational opportunities of Lebanon’s capital.

    This is the university’s foundation site as a women’s college in the early 20th century. The first building on the site was Sage Hall, erected in 1933.

     

  • Byblos Campus

    Byblos, Lebanon Campus Website

    The Byblos campus extends LAU’s presence 35 kilometers north of Beirut. It is situated in the hillside Blat district, overlooking the ancient city of Byblos (Jbeil) and the Mediterranean Sea.

    Six times larger than the Beirut campus, the site has developed steadily since its inception in 1987 to include a growing number of buildings that cater to all of LAU’s seven schools.

    The Chagoury Health Sciences Center, an impressive facility built specifically for the medicine, nursing and pharmacy programs, is the most recent addition.

    Plans for the years ahead include new academic, research and administrative buildings, a library and student center, a sports center and a small forest.

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Lebanese American University

Beirut, Lebanon

International Office
(17)

Connect

https://www.facebook.com/LebaneseAmericanUniversity

https://twitter.com/lebamuniv

https://instagram.com/lebamericanuni/

Terms

Semester 2 (January - May)

Summer (June - July)

Semester 1 (August - December)

Full Year (August - May)

Calendar Year (January - December)

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