American University in Beirut

Travel to Lebanon is currently not permitted as the region is a Level 4: Avoid all travel on Canada's Travel Advisories. As per McGill's policy, students are not allowed to travel to Level 3 and 4 destinations.  

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Location 🌎

Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Beirut, Lebanon English Open to all Faculties


​​​Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has around 800 instructional faculty and a student body of around 8,000 students. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and is committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.

Term dates

Semester 1

Semester 2

August - December January - May

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm. 

Contact information

Exchange Programs Officer-incoming students
Ms. Megan Scanlon
Email: mscanlon [at]



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