Basically I’m here in Beirut doing AUB’s intensive Arabic program. When they say intensive- they really do mean intensive. They mean class from 8.30AM to 3.30PM and then four hours of Homework (minimum). I thought I would be here learning Arabic, seeing friends and family, going to all my favorite places but
ALL IVE BEEN DOING IS STUDYING.
This program could be anywhere to be honest, I have so little time to leave AUB I could have been taking the program in Texas. I have improved my Arabic, but the program is so focused on work and homework that I don’t get to immerse myself in the language because I’m doing fill-in the blank exercises from a textbook. And it really takes out the fun in learning a language.
Anyways. Moral of the story, don’t take this program if you want to have a ton of fun in Beirut. Only take this program if you want to study for hours and only see a bit on the weekend.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT’S PROGRAM LET ME KNOW