American University of Beirut


The CAMES Summer Arabic Program will take place on AUB campus from June 19-August 7, ​in the summer of 2024. Please ​email us on​​ if you have any questions.​​

  • Program dates: June 19 - August 7, 2024
  • Application deadline: June 7, 2024
  • Payment deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Fees and Funding

All participants in the CAMES Summer Arabic Programs must commit to the following pledge:
​“I hereby commit myself to use Arabic as fully as possible throughout the summer programs at the American University in Beirut, in all classes and activities, with all participants in the program.  In doing so, I aspire to maximize my learning this summer and help my colleagues maximize theirs as well.”

***Please read the CAMES Summer Arabic Program Policies and Regulations​​ carefully. Enrolling in the programs indicates that you have read them and agree to abide by them. 

​Application Checklist:​​

***Note: there is no application fee to apply to the CAMES Summer Arabic Program.***

  • Click on Apply Now​​ to create an account or log in through your AUB account 
  • Click “Start New Application” 
  • On the drop-down menu choose “Gra​duate Application” and click “create application” and then “open application”
  • This takes you to a page titled “Program of Study” where there are two drop-down menus, one called “Degree Level” and the second called “Program” 
  • Under the “Degree Level” menu, select “Graduate Certificate” for the CAMES Arabic Summer ​Program to appear in the “Program” drop-down menu. 
  • From there you can select the CAMES Arabic Summer Program as your program and then click “continue” to begin the  application process. 
You will be asked to upload the following documents so please have them ready:​

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Scan of your passport
  • Arabic writing sample (if applicable)
    • Writing Sample: For all applicants except those applying to one of the Introductory levels (Arabic Language & Culture or Lebanese Colloquial Arabic): An unaided writing sample in Arabic (175-200 words). Your Arabic writing sample can be on any topic, but it must be ​your own writing with no editing or assistance by anyone else or use of any translation programs. We need to see real evidence of where you are with Arabic at the moment.
  • Documents required to apply for funding/scholarships:
    • A letter from the financial aid department of the student's home institution stating that they currently receive need-based financial aid and including details about the aid they receive
    • A scan of the award letter that was issued to the student by their funding body with details about the aid they receive
    • A financial aid statement from the student which provides details (in 250-300 words) about the student's financial aid situation including the following points​:
    • How much the student/their family can contribute to the CAMES summer Arabic program
    • The amount/percentage of funding the student hopes to receive
  • Recommendation letters: the CAMES Summer Arabic Program requires two letters of recommendation. You will be asked to enter the contact details of your recommenders on the application form. Your recommenders will receive an email with instructions on how to upload the letters.
    • If you are applying to one of the Introductory levels (Arabic Language & Culture or Lebanese Colloquial Arabic) we require two letters of recommendation from academic referees.
    • If you are applying for any other level besides Introductory, we require two letters of recommendation from academic referees: one from your Arabic instructor and one from another academic referee.
    • If you are no longer in college and are currently employed, you may still submit two letters of recommendation from academic referees; OR you may provide one letter from your employer and one from an academic referee.
Once you submit the application form, send an email to to let us know.​

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