American University of Beirut


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Congratulations on enrolling in a study abroad program! Your international experience will contribute to your development as a person, a scholar, and a global citizen.


We have developed the below step-by-step guide to provide you with information that you will need to prepare for your semester or year abroad. 

Your biggest challenge while abroad will be to adapt your habits. Your academic advisor and classmates will be your most valuable resources, and flexibility and resourcefulness your most valuable tools. While the prospect of working in a different academic setting may seem daunting, the benefits of this type of experience for intellectual and personal growth can be enormous. Take advantage of the strengths of the host u​niversity and community and try to live as the local students live. 

If you face difficulties or experience confusion, let us know,​ office is always ready to help.


Pre-Departure Meetings

The OIP team organizes a mandatory pre-departure meeting​ for students studying abroad. All students are required to attend this meeting or else they will not be registered as study abroad students.

Pre-departure meetings are usually scheduled on a semester ​basis and all outgoing students are notified via email.


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