Beirut, Lebanon

Adviser Name(s):Jihad Yaacoub
Phone: 961-1-989901 EXT 161 | Fax: 961-1-989901 EXT 100
Mailing Address: P.O.BOX 11-2190 RIAD EL SOLH 1107-2100 Beirut, Lebanon 1107-2100
Center Hours:Monday - Thursday:  08:00 - 16:30
 Friday:  08:00 - 15:30
 Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

Center Website: http://www.amideast.org/lebanon

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Center Description: The EducationUSA program is run by the America-Middle East Educational and Training Service Inc. (AMIDEAST), an NGO that has been in Beirut since 1968. They welcome 20,000 visitors to the center every year and in addition to advising, the center provides English Language Training, Testing and Test Preparation (TOEFL, SAT,GRE), degree verification/equalization, an Entrepreneurial Institute, Scholarship Programs, English Access Micro Scholarship Program, Horizons Project and D-RASAT II Project. AMIDEAST Lebanon offers professional preparation courses, English language training certificate and career orientation assessment.

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Life skills workshops for CCC students

Advising Center Services

Cost Service
Free One-on-one advising
Free Advising by appointment
Free Drop-in advising
Free Regularly scheduled introductory presentations / sessions
Free Computer / internet access/use
Free Library hours
Free Videos, DVDs available to borrow
Both Test preparation materials for sale
Fee Test preparation courses
Fee English language courses
Fee Credential attestation

Higher Education Fairs

1 Organizer: U.S. Educational Group (USEG)
Anticipated Audience: 600
For More Information: http://www.usegtours.com/
2 Organizer: CIS Tour
Anticipated Audience: 600
For More Information: http://www.cois.org/
3 Organizer:
Anticipated Audience:
For More Information:

Program Highlights

Facebook Campaign

We posted ads on Facebook to inform students of our upcoming events and since we started doing so, the number of students who participate in our events has increased.

Hariri Fair

After participating in the Hariri Fair, a number of students came back for further consultations and assistance.

Regional Fair

We conducted two fairs for Beirut and Mount Lebanon school directors and/or guidance counselors. We mailed invitations to 385 schools of those two regions through Libanpost. The Mount Lebanon and Beirut regional fairs took place on November 18th and 20th respectively at Le Meridien Commodore Hotel in Hamra. These fairs were held during International Education Week. We divided the fair into two sessions. The morning session was for school directors and/or counselors and the afternoon session was for school students from those schools. CAO Richard Michaels participated in the morning sessions. 31 school representatives and 370 students attended the fair.

Radio One Campagin

We launched EducationUSA marketing campaign on Radio One this month where the morning show host, Gaven Ford, talked about AMIDEAST and US universities and asked callers questions that we provided. Listeners called in and those who got the right answer won a test prep book and/ or CD. Promo ads played throughout each day.

Road Show

Two U.S. university fairs have used the radio road show to announce their fairs two weeks in advance on the radio and have the radio broadcast live for two hours from the fair itself.

Promotional YouTube Two U.S. university fairs have used the radio road show to announce their fairs two weeks in advance on the radio and have the radio broadcast live for two hours from the fair itself. ideo

We did a promotional YouTube video about different programs we have.

Outreach Programs

We regularly visit schools, universities, and NGOs to promote EducationUSA.

Specialized Advicing sessions in Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Law, Enigineering, and Buisiness fields of study in the U.S

We offer specialized advising sessions in Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Law, Engineering, Business fields of study in the U.S. to accommodate all students inquiries in different fields.

Competitive College Club (CCC)

Group advising program to assist high school students apply to competitive U.S. colleges and universities.

Essay Writing Workshops

First Wednesday of every month. Learn what makes a superior essay and get help writing yours.


We hold DVC sessions between students from Lebanon and universities and colleges from the U.S.

U.S.A. Visa Workshops

Learn about the steps required to get a student visa.

U.S. based University recruiters visit advising centers

Many U.S. University and college representatives visit our center to talk about their universities and the application process. Attend these sessions to have a better overview of how to raise your chances in getting accepted.

Pre-departure Orientation

Prepare yourself and learn about academic, social, and cultural differences between the U.S.A. and Lebanon.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are currently scheduled.

Special Programs

Name of program: Competitive College
Deadline: On going
Contact: Jihad Yaacoub: jyaacoub@amideast.org
Brief description of the award, application process:
EducationUSA Competitive College Clubs (CCC) help the best and brightest students apply to competitive U.S. colleges and universities. CCC advisers work intensively to prepare students for the application process. CCC advisers organize student activities including study groups, intensive SAT and ACT preparation, reading assignments, lectures, and community service projects. Students sign a contract detailing their responsibilities, which include attending all meetings during the school year and summer sessions.

Name of program: Opportunity
Deadline: on going
Contact: Jihad Yaacoub: jyaacoub@amideast.org
Brief description of the award, application process:
Opportunity funds, available through EducationUSA advising centers in many countries, support exceptionally well-qualified students of limited financial means with the up-front costs of applying to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Opportunity funds may be used to pay the costs of test preparation and fees, visa and application fees, transportation costs, books, and settling-in allowances.

Scheduled Pre-Departure Orientations

No pre-departure orientations are currently scheduled.

Country-based Financial Aid Opportunities

No Financial Aid Opportunities at this time.