Dear SINARC prospective students, 


The LAU family hopes that you are staying safe and taking all necessary precautions to protect yourselves and those around you. As these are uncertain times, we are looking for alternatives going forward, including for the SINARC Summer Semester and Cultural Immersion Program. In the meantime, we are in the process of initiating and designing online courses that aim to maximize learning the Arabic Language. We waived all SINARC application fees so that you proceed with filling out your applications for free. Your safety is our priority, and for this reason we will be taking decisions very carefully that insure zero risk. We will keep you posted on further updates and policies regarding the summer programs.


Take care and again, stay safe.


Welcome to LAU’s SINARC Arabic language and culture program.
أهلاً وسهلًا بكم في برنامج سينارك للغة العربية في الجامعة اللبنانية الأميركية

SINARC welcomes students from across the world who wish to study all levels of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and the Lebanese dialect. As a SINARC student, you will benefit from full language immersion that combines classroom teaching with real-life practice as well as immersion in the culture of Lebanon and the Arab world through lectures, excursions and experiences.

Why choose SINARC?

From its earliest days more than two decades ago as a summer program, SINARC has grown into a year-round program that is a leading choice for Arabic language learners whose aim is not only improve their language skills but also to gain a true understanding of the region.

Your choice of location

The program is offered on the Beirut campus of the Lebanese American University (LAU), situated in the heart of the Lebanese capital, and in the New York Headquarters and Academic Center in Manhattan, New York. 

View what SINARC is about.