The American University in Beirut, CAMES Summer Arabic Program June 30-August 13, 2010

Study Arabic in the blooming Beirut at the American University in Beirut. The 2010 Summer Arabic program aims to develop skills in both Levantine and Modern Standard Arabic.

Applicants should make sure the completed application form and accompanying documents reach the CAMES office in Beirut no later than March 30, 2010. All applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
· Official copy (sealed and stamped by the student’s University) of university transcript(s)
· Two letters of recommendation
· Photocopy of the front page of the applicant’s passport
· Two passport photographs (identical; to be sent by airmail; not scanned or photocopied)

Students applying to the Introductory level (those who have never studied any Arabic) should attach two copies of Recommendation Form 2 completed by academic referees.

Students applying to all other levels (High Introductory, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced and Superior) should provide the following documents:
· One copy of Recommendation Form 1 completed by the student’s Arabic instructor
· One copy of Recommendation Form 2 completed by another referee, preferably academic
· A copy of the latest Arabic language exam taken
OR
· A writing sample in Arabic (150-200 words) introducing the student, discussing the experience he/she had while studying Arabic and reasons why he/she wishes to gain further fluency in the language. Please make sure that the writing sample is not aided, as this will affect the student’s placement in the appropriate level.

Applicants should make sure the completed application form and accompanying documents reach the CAMES office in Beirut no later than March 30, 2010. Applications may be sent by email,airmail or fax. Students who wish to send their application by airmail or through AUB’s New York office should allow a minimum of 2 weeks for the package to reach the CAMES office in Beirut. Applications received after the deadline may not be reviewed. Students must read the Summer Arabic Program’s policies and regulations very carefully before signing their applications. Applications without signatures will not be reviewed. Signing the application means that the student has read the policies and agrees to abide by all the stated terms.

For more information, visit www.aub.edu.lb/fas/cames/Pages/index.aspx