Lebanese American University

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Program Overview

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TLG student Fatima Hallal with Peace Activist Ela Gandhi -Religions for Peace International -December 2019

The LAU-MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Program aims to transform participants into well-rounded individuals, endowed with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the marketplace and to take on the challenges facing their home countries.


In order to contribute to their country’s development, students are encouraged to choose from a broad range of majors offered by the Arts & Sciences and Business schools of LAU.

LAU-MEPI TL students may pursue any of the four-year bachelor’s degree programs offered by the schools of Arts & Sciences and Business. Available majors include: Communication Arts, Political Science, Political Science/International Affairs, Business Studies, Biology, Nutrition, and more.

Check out the comprehensive listing of programs available at LAU.

Study Abroad in the United States

TL students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad program and spend a semester in a US-affiliated partner university during their Junior year at LAU. Students are selected based on LAU’s study abroad rules and procedures. During their time in the States, students are expected to continue to pursue coursework toward their major requirements.

This experience is designed to broaden each student’s global perspective through cross-cultural and academic exchanges.

Supplemental Activities

In addition to their coursework, students are expected to participate in a number of supplemental activities aimed at developing their interpersonal, leadership and professional skills:

  1. Seminars/Roundtable discussions
  2. Summer internships
  3. Semester study abroad in the United States
  4. Community service
  5. Networking activities
  6. Leadership skill-building
  7. Mentoring experiences

Student Life

In addition to pursuing rigorous academic studies on campus and a semester-long study abroad program in the United States, the LAU MEPI-TL students organize and participate in a number of supplemental activities designed to develop them into well-rounded professionals and leaders.

  1. Seminars/Roundtable discussions/Workshops
    Academics, representatives of local and international NGOs, government officials, and business leaders lead students in a variety of programs.
  2. Site visits
    Visits to businesses and public organizations, in addition to non-governmental and community associations give students a broad perspective on leadership and management as well as insight into the career paths available to them.
  3. Mentoring
    The LAU MEPI-TL staff provides both academic and psychological support to students as they transition to life in Lebanon and the university. Selected faculty members also serve as mentors, trainers and supervisors to students throughout the duration of the program. In addition, new participants are paired with senior TL students who serve as mentors, helping newcomers quickly integrate into both the LAU community and the TL program.

The mentors for the academic year 2019-2020 are:

Alumni services are also offered to TL graduates.

Leadership Engagements

In addition to their academic studies and supplemental activities, LAU MEPI-TL students benefit from leadership skills development programs and internships, which prepare them for leadership roles in the region’s public or private sector upon graduation.

Leadership skills sessions

Regularly conducted workshops and retreats help students build their leadership capabilities throughout the program. These sessions help students develop the soft skills key to being both a contributing team member and effective team leader.

Summer internships/Community service


The internships and community service programs have an international and reform focus. Students participate in summer internships following their freshman and sophomore years, as well as a six-month civic service project at the conclusion of the program. At the end of their internship/volunteer experiences, students prepare a public presentation.

Program Benefits

The LAU-MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders  Program provides exceptional opportunities and services for students, including:

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