The Fulbright Student Scholarship Program in Lebanon, which provides full funding for two academic years to achieve masters degree programs beginning in August 2014, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the Embassy of the United States of America in Lebanon. AMIDEAST administers the program, which is funded by the U.S. Congress. Originally proposed by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945, the scholarship has become the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange. Since 2000, over 90 Lebanese professionals and students from all over Lebanon have earned their master’s degrees.
The grant includes: roundtrip airfare between Lebanon and the United States, tuition, books, health insurance, and room and board. Funding is not available to meet the expenses of Fulbright students’ dependents (spouses, children, parents, etc.).
AMIDEAST's Training Center offers workshops and seminars that develop the skills and knowledge needed in today's business environment. We provide highly skilled and qualified instructors who are recognized leaders within their professions. Seminars are interactive, emphasizing group communication and participation. AMIDEAST also develops tailored courses for a particular company or industry, based on the specific needs. Our training programs seek to engage people, empower leaders, enable the workforce, strengthen competitiveness, and accelerate professional development. Popular workshop topics include:
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The Institute offers state-of-the-art training, networking, and business resources, and was created to help entrepreneurs improve their skills and enhance business development opportunities. It also provides a forum for owners of small and medium-sized businesses to collaborate and share business expertise.
AMIDEAST's mission is to provide high quality American English language instruction to meet the academic, professional or personal needs of anyone who wants to improve their English skills.
Experienced instructors lead classes using the latest textbooks and video and computer laboratory resources.
AMIDEAST provides both public courses to meet the English language needs of diverse clients who wish to improve their English communication skills: business professionals, students, public sector employees, civic leaders, and youth have all benefited from our English training programs.
Students are required to take a placement test, after which they can register in the appropriate course level. Each level is made up of two courses, with each course totaling 45 hours of instruction. Public courses are conducted twice a week for 3 hours per day in the morning or evening. Courses and schedules can also be customized for business employees or other groups.
AMIDEAST offers test preparation courses (TOEFL®, SAT®, GMAT®, GRE®, and TOEIC®). Our test preparatory training program uses modern teaching methods focused on real life communication. AMIDEAST’s teachers integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Courses are offered for individuals at our office. We also offer courses at schools for groups of students, and for professionals we offer courses in the work place.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides scholarships for high school students (14-16 years old) to spend one academic year in the United States. The program is vital to expanding communication between the peoples of the United States and Lebanon to promote mutual understanding and respect. Students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about Lebanese culture.
Kennedy-Lugar YES scholarships cover all major expenses, including airfare, room and board, health insurance, pocket money and education supplies.
The program supports students with disabilities and encourages their participation.