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Incoming Students

Welcome to Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS) - Lebanon!

Dear Incoming international student,

Congratulations on being selected as an exchange student to MUBS.  We look forward to hosting your exchange studies and would like to provide you with some important pre-arrival information.

Below you will find important information about your preparation for and arrival at MUBS.

Arrival to Lebanon

You should plan to arrive no later than the first day of lectures at MUBS. In order to familiarize yourself with Lebanon and MUBS, we recommend that you arrive about one week before the beginning of your exchange term. Please note that MUBS is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on all public holidays.

MUBS will provide you with an airport pick-up upon arrival by emailing the OIA al least one week prior to your arrival.

How to contact us

The office of International Affairs is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. We are located in MUBS spears campus Abdel Kader Street – third floor.

  • Email: 

Dr. Bassem Kaissi bkaissi@mubs.edu.lb

Dr. Latifa Attieh lattieh@mubs.edu.lb

  • Phone:  961 1 371885

 

As a student at MUBS you are entitled to a free MUBS email account. I encourage you to make use of all the services and wonderful facilities here at MUBS. You will receive additional information about them at your Arrival Orientation.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns. In the meantime, I hope that your preparations are going smoothly. We look forward to hosting your exchange studies at MUBS.

Arrival information

Welcome to MUBS! Your first point of contact during your exchange studies is the Office of International Affairs. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff of our office of International Affairs (OIA)

After you have arrived to Lebanon, there are three essential steps that will help you get settled into life at MUBS and ensure that you have a successful transition to your exchange.

Step 1:  Get your Student ID and MUBS email address

Make sure that you show the office the original copy of your admission letter and your passport in order to get your student ID and MUBS email address

Contact : Mr. Ibrahim Zein izein@mubs.edu.lb

Step 2:  Attend the Orientation Session

The OIA will be offering a number of orientation sessions for international students during the first week of each semester. It is mandatory that you attend one of these Orientation sessions as it will provide you with vital information about your exchange. More information about these sessions will be sent to your email address approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the start of your exchange term at the MUBS.  

Step 3: Housing information

Information about on-campus and off-campus housing will be sent to you at the email address you have provided to us when you applied for an exchange at MUBS.

Housing Services offer assistance and advice to all students on housing-related matters. They can assist you with finding on-campus and off-campus accommodations after you are admitted as an exchange student.

Contact : Mr. Abed Chehab achehab@mubs.edu.lb

Academic information

Please consult MUBS main website : www.mubs.edu.lb

All exchange students at MUBS will receive two copies of their final transcript (statement of final grades) through the OIA at the completion of their exchange.

 Exchange students are subject to the same rules and regulations and have the same rights as regular degree-seeking MUBS students.

For example, you must observe all academic dates. If you fail to drop a course by the deadline specified by your faculty or division, that course will remain on your academic record.

If you stop attending a course or fail to complete assignments or tests, you may receive a failing grade. There is nothing that the university can do to assist you with this situation unless it was the result of circumstances beyond your control (such as an illness or accident).

 In general, you will be expected to:

  • Attend class
  • Read assigned texts
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Submit all assignments on time
  • Write all tests/exams

You should know that you have many rights as a student at MUBS. In most faculties, for example, you have the right to submit a petition to rewrite a test or exam if you missed it due to illness or accident. You also have the right to be treated with fairness and respect by your instructors and fellow students. If you feel that you are being mistreated in any way, please contact the office of international affairs immediately.  

 

General Information

 

Location: Located on the East coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is at the meeting point of three continents: Europe , Asia and Africa . Lebanon has been the crossroad of many civilizations ; the traces of which can still be seen today. Its countryside is a place of rocks, cedar trees and magnificent ruins that look down from the mountains to the sea.

Area: 10452 sq km


Major Cities: Beirut (Capital 1.3 m), Tripoli, Sidon, Zahle, Tyre and Jounieh.

Climate: Lebanon enjoys an essential four season Mediterranean climate with rainy winters, moderate springs, warm summers and regular autumns, with an average of 300 sunny days a year.
The winter is mild on the coast and snowy in the mountains and the summer is hot on the coast but cooler in the mountains. Lebanon is the only country in the Middle East that doesn’t have a desert.

Population:
3.8 million Lebanese live in Lebanon.
15 million Lebanese and Lebanese decedents are estimated to be living around the globe
(Largest: Brazil 7 million, USA 3 million)

Religion: There is no state religion in Lebanon . However, Lebanon officially recognizes 17 religious sects of Christianity and Islam.

Languages: Lebanese (Spoken), Arabic (Formal), French, English and Armenian

Education: About 50% of the schools in Lebanon use French as their basic language of education, about 30% use English, while 20% use both French and English as basic languages for education. Arabic language and Literature are taught in all schools, and the Arabic language is used in some schools for Philosophy, History and Sociology material. Although a tiny country; Lebanon is well known for its universities (around 50) following different higher education systems (American, European …)

Lebanese cuisine: The cuisine of Lebanon is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet. It includes an abundance of fruits, vegetables, starches, fresh fish and seafood. The enduring tradition of the Lebanese is starters; Mezza also known as hors d'oeuvres. The Lebanese have spread their cuisine to all parts of the world. It has become well known in fine restaurants in London , Paris , New York and Sidney serve tabboule, kibbee, hummus and baba’ghannouj.

Government: By constitutional law, Lebanon is still one of the very few democracies in the entire Middle East with a constitution agreed upon in 1926.

Time: +02:00 GMT, +07:00 US EST

Currency: Lebanon’s currency is the Lebanese pound (LBP), also known locally as the Lebanese lira (LL). Banknotes are of the following denominations: 1000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000; there are also 100, 250 and 500 pound coins.

US dollars are widely accepted countrywide, and higher-end establishments rarely quote prices in anything else. 1 US$= 1500 LL.

ATMs are reliable and available, and dispense cash in both Lebanese lira and US dollars.



 

 

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