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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 39 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Lebanon.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/breaks:

New Year’s Day (January 1)
New Year’s Day (January 2)
Armenian Christmas (January 6)
Saint Maroun’s Day (February 9)
Rafic Hariri Memorial Day (February 14)
Annunciation Day (March 25)
Good Friday (April 14)
Easter Monday (April 17)
Labor Day (May 1)
Martyr’s Day (May 6)
Liberation Day (May 25)
Eid El Fitr (Lunar) (June 16 and 17)
St. Mary's Day (Assumption) (August 15)
Eid Al Adha (Lunar) (August 25-26)
Islamic New Year (Lunar) (September 11-12)
Ashura (Lunar) (September 20-21)
Independence Day (November 22)
Birth of the Prophet (Lunar) (December 1)
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day (December 25)

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 – 7 years

The language of instruction in universities: Arabic, English, French 

Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate