The Lebanon Practicum provides students with the opportunity to take up to 12 units of coursework while exposing them to Muslim-Christian relations in the context of Lebanon. While in Lebanon, students study under the guidance of Dr. Martin Accad, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, and are based at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Mansourieh in the Maten region overlooking Beirut. The Lebanon practicum fulfills the practicum requirement of the MAICS degree.
The practicum consists of three components: (1) participation in the annual Middle East Conference, hosted by ABTS's Institute of Middle East Studies; (2) Levantine Arabic language and culture study through the Academy of Languages and Practical Skills (ALPS); and (3) a crosscultural practicum placement meets the specific interests and skills of the student (for example, interacting with urban Sunnei Beirutis, at-risk youth, refugees, or settle Bedouins).
Jesse Wheeler, a Fuller graduate, is the Project Manager at The Institute of Middle East Studies in Beirut and oversees the Lebanon Practicum. You may contact him to learn more about the practicum at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit their website: imeslebanon.wordpress.com.
Lebanon Practicum Overview
Lebanon Information and Orientation Packet
Lebanon Practicum Application