Participants will learn standard and colloquial Arabic using a curriculum rich in social and cultural activities. Participants will also cover pre-history, contemporary history, soft skills courses, the archaeology of Lebanon and the region at large mainly on field trips and partly in class. The language of instruction is English. Participants will learn the following courses:
Arabic for communicating in common day-to-day situations.
This course focuses on pronunciation and vocabulary needed to engage in simple dialogues such as, greetings, directions, traveling, and shopping.
This course introduces students to the language through a proper acquisition of the alphabet, pronunciation of the sounds, connection of letters, and formation of words and simple sentences.
This course aims at giving participants a better understanding of Lebanon from the pre-historic period till today.
This course presents the history of the Arab-speaking Middle East from pre-Islamic times to the modern era, with emphasis on some of the principal political, economic, social, religious and cultural developments and their relevance to the modern Middle East.
Students will learn the definition of entrepreneurship. They will learn about product and service-based businesses, producers and consumers, and how an economy is formed. They will discover differences among regional economies and how entrepreneurs contribute to the economic growth and development in their counties. They will learn about future prospects for entrepreneurship and the role of the entrepreneur in the local community.
6- Principles of Archaeology
This course explores how objects can be uncovered and studied to help scientists and scholars reconstruct societies, cultures, ceremonies and historical peoples and civilizations. Students study the methods and tools used by archaeologists to discover remains and objects and how they piece them together into a historical setting.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of oral communication which involves preparation and presentation of conventional forms of public address, such as expository and persuasive speaking. Emphasis is placed on the use of correct and effective language and organizational skills in preparing, delivering and evaluating different types of oral presentations.
This workshop helps you enhance your landscape photography skills to a higher level in one of the most beautiful places in Lebanon. You will learn basic techniques, pro tips, tricks and artistic secrets that will enhance your work.
In collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Engagement at AUB, we will implement a community engagement project in which its activities will promote cultural exchange and social cohesion between SPAAC students and Syrian refugees’ students from Jousour NGO.
Afternoons on the scenic campus of AUB will be a time for a variety of fitness and recreational activities. Participants will have the change to do the following social activities:
- Visits to museums, souks, and AUB Libraries.
- Extensive use of the Charles Hostler Student center facilities including swimming, gym, basketball courts, and the soccer field.
- During the evening hours, participants will sometimes go on dinner outings to various destinations in the country.
- Every Saturday, students will enjoy the beauty of the Lebanese coast and Mediterranean Sea in the “Beach Day” program.
One-day trips to significant historical and cultural destinations throughout Lebanon will ensure participants’ exposure to the diversity Lebanon has to offer.
Field trips may include (among others): Visits to the archaeological and historical sites in Jbeil, Batroun, Beiteddine, Mousa Castle, Tripoli, Saida, Jeita, etc.
NAAMA will have volunteer parent chaperones accompany participants. We are finalizing plans for group travel from Detroit-Beirut-Detroit. The cost of the abbreviated two week program is $2400. Tuition does not include air travel but does include housing, food, courses, and excursions. Please register directly on the SPAAC registration link and indicate that you are a NAAMA member:
VI. Detailed Daily Program
Please refer to the link below for program details:
Please feel free to contact Dr Nabil Khoury with any questions you may have: