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Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)
Summer Arabic Program - Fees

June 20 - August 8, 2018

Students may apply to both the Arabic Language and Culture Program and the Colloquial Lebanese Arabic Program. However, even if they are accepted in both programs, they will have to choose to attend only one since each program requires a full-time commitment from students. The tuition fees for each program are obligatory, as is the $200 General Deposit. The fees cover classroom instruction, wireless internet access and all field trips. Other optional fees include health insurance, accommodation and use of sports facilities (including the AUB beach). All students attending the program must have health insurance coverage. Students who have an insurance plan that covers them in Lebanon should provide proof of this and sign a health insurance waiver which will be provided along with the letter of acceptance. Students who are not enrolled in a health insurance plan that covers them in Lebanon should pay the AUB health insurance fee. Students may choose to live in the student dorms on campus or look for their own accommodation off campus. The sports facilities fee is also optional. 

Extra expenses
Students should budget for any additional traveling they anticipate during their stay. They should also budget for the following, which are NOT included in the tuition fees: books, meals and field trips outside Beirut.

Below are the fees for summer 2017. The fees for summer 2018 will be published in November 2018.

Tuition fees for the Arabic Language and Culture Program: $4,925

Tuition fees for the Colloquial Lebanese Arabic Program: $3,284

General Deposit (obligatory): $200 (will be refunded to each student after the program)

Additional fees for optional services include:

  • Health Insurance: $164
  • Sports Facilities: $80

Accommodation in the dorms on AUB campus:

  • Private Room: $1,658 (private; single-occupancy room sharing the floor bathroom; women only) - upon availability
  • Semi-private Room: $1,160.5 (two double-occupancy rooms sharing a bathroom; women only) - upon availability
  • Double Room: $1,000 (double-occupancy room sharing the floor bathroom)

Payment Requirements
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is also required upon acceptance and will be deducted from each applicant's tuition fees. The full fees are due by May 15, 2017. Accepted students who have not paid their tuition fees may not attend any part of the program, including Orientation Day. Payments can be made by check, cash, or bank transfer. Credit card payments are not accepted. Participants who wish to pay in the USA should mail a check to the
AUB New York office, quoting "American University of Beirut / CAMES". Participants who wish to pay in Lebanon may come the CAMES office to get a bill and pay at the Cashier's Office in College Hall, AUB. Participants who wish to pay by bank transfer should email CAMES for details on how to do so.

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