Summer Cultural Immersion Program (July 15-24, 2020)

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SINARC’s Summer Cultural Immersion Program offers you 10 action-packed days in one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the Arab world.

From the Beirut campus of the Lebanese American University (LAU), participants enjoy a full program of Lebanese dialect classes and cultural activities, as well as taking off for experiences across the city and far beyond.

Learn the language and practice it too

Practice is crucial to gaining confidence in the Lebanese dialect, and with your own designated language buddy you’ll have plenty of opportunity to do just this. This is a great way to put to use everything you learn in your daily classroom lessons and to maximize your learning potential.

One credit course that you can transfer back to your institution

LAU is one of the top institutions of higher education and research in Lebanon and the region and is accredited by the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE). As such, upon successfully completing this program, you will receive an official LAU transcript that makes your credit transferrable to most institutions of higher education across the globe.

Lebanese Dialect Course, 1 credit
This course is tailored for students who wish to learn and practice the Lebanese Dialect while immersing themselves in the culture. In class, students practice their communication skills and improve their pronunciation and fluency, through description, narration and argumentation.

Experience the culture and gain insight to pressing topics

On campus, in the heart of the capital, you will explore diverse facets of the culture through activities that range from dancing the dabke and getting in tune with Lebanese music to cooking the local cuisine. There’ll also be plenty of food for thought through lectures that will give you insight into the complexities of the region and the hot topics that are shaping it today.

Explore Beirut and the country beyond it

Throughout the SINARC Summer Cultural Immersion Program you will take part in excursions that take you on city tours and out into the country, exploring historical sites, natural wonders, cultural institutions and more.


Registration is now open for the SINARC Summer Cultural Immersion Program from July 15 to 24, 2020.

Deadline: March 30, 2020.


$680 covering accommodation, course and all excursions. Details regarding the payment method will be emailed to you once you apply.

As they say locally, “Ahla w Sahla, sharraftouna”! We look forward to welcoming you at SINARC this summer in Beirut.