Frequently asked questions
A souvenir photo in Ehden during the retreat, September 2016
How do I apply for the Tomorrow’s Leaders program?
You must apply for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program through AMIDEAST. Please contact the AMIDEAST office in your country for details. Also, check the Applying page for more information.
How long is the Tomorrow Leaders’ program?
Most students will require four years to satisfy all program requirements.
What degree programs are open to Tomorrow’s Leaders students?
All students may pursue degrees in the schools of Arts & Sciences and Business. For more information, please go to Academic Programs.
What is the system of education at LAU?
LAU administers an American-style curriculum modified to suit local needs while also meeting the standards of the U.S. chartering agency. The language of instruction is English. Grades are based on a 4.0 GPA grading system wherein each letter is associated with a certain number of quality points. LAU also uses a credit-based system. Read more about academics at LAU.
Is LAU accredited? Will my degree be recognized outside of Lebanon?
LAU is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, and therefore credits are transferrable to colleges and universities in the United States. All degrees are accepted for graduate study abroad, including in the United States. For more information, please visit the Charter and Accreditation page on the main LAU website.
What kind of support will I have as a TL student at LAU?
Students have at their disposal both academic advising and counseling services to address their education and psychological needs. In addition to their academic advisor, participants are assigned a student mentor, a senior TL student, to help them integrate into LAU culture. A student life assistant will also engage students in community activities throughout the program.
Students can also benefit from the Guidance Office’s services which include academic support, health care and education, career guidance, counseling, orientation for and assistance to new and international students, etc.
Where do students usually study abroad?
Students usually study at a U.S. university, to be determined at a later stage in the program.
What kind of community service projects do students participate in?
Students participate in:
- A six-week public service/internship in the summer between their freshman and sophomore years;
- Two- to three-month public sector internship/volunteer experience in the summer between their sophomore and junior years;
- A six-month, self-designed civic service project, to be presented to the public.
Will I have a chance to participate in student clubs and organizations?
LAU places a great emphasis on the development of the “whole student.” Tomorrow’s Leaders students have a chance to choose from among LAU’s official student clubs, bringing together students with common hobbies and concerns — cultural, athletic, artistic, academic, career and service. For more information, check out the Student Life website.
Where will I be located for most of the program?
Students are housed in close proximity to the Beirut/ Byblos campus, where the TL program is based, during their period of stay in the program.
Will I have a chance to return to my home country during the program?
LAU believes it is important that students return to their home countries to touch base with their families and communities. Accordingly, TL students are provided with a roundtrip ticket to their home countries for one month during each year’s summer break.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
For general inquiries about the Tomorrow’s Leaders program, please contact the LAU MEPI-TL Administration.