American Univesity of Beirut

Summer Arabic Programs
  • The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Middle Studies (CAMES)​ offers two Arabic language programs each summer: 
    ~ The Arabic Language and Culture Program
    ~ The Colloquial Lebanese Arabic Program


    The CAMES Summer Arabic Program will take place on AUB campus from June 21-August 9, in the summer of 2023. Prices and other details will remain the same as the 2022 program below. The application form will be available online in mid-February. Please check on the website or email us on​​ if you have any questions.​


    NEW! The CAMES Summer Arabic Programs will take place on AUB campus in summer 2023.

    • ​Nine credits of Arabic in seven weeks.
    • Program dates: June 21​ - August 9, 2023
    • Application deadline: March 30, 2023 ​
    • Payment deadline: June 1​, 2023 (Fees)

    We ask all participants in the CAMES Summer Arabic Programs to 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 the​m and agree to abide by them. 

    ​Application Checklist:

    Step 1:

    • Click on First Time Applying to AUB to create an application, an application ID and a PIN. Please make sure you memorize/save the created ID and PIN for future reference. 
    • Note: there is no application fee to apply to the CAMES Summer Arabic Program.
    • Select the Admission Term Summer 2022-2023 and begin filling out the application form. (The updated application form will be available online by mid-February 2023).

    You will be asked to upload the following documents so please have them ready:​

    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Scan of your passport
    • Personal Statement: describe (in 450-500 words) your reasons for applying to the CAMES Summer Arabic Programs. Your statement can be in either Arabic or English.
    • 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.
    Once you submit the application form, send an email to to let us know, and include your AUB ID number (generated automatically when you fill out the online application form).

    Step 2:

    Ask your recommenders to send your letters of recommendation to as follows:

    • 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.


    Step 3:

    Contact CAMES to apply for/reserve the following:

    Check the links below or email for more information.​​​


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