LAU’s New York Academic Center is an off-campus site serving as a platform for global educational outreach and cross-cultural dialogue. Adhering to a vision of building bridges between East and West, the center offers the following:
- Professional and Continuing Education Courses
- Study Abroad Courses
- Public Events such as Lectures, Workshops, Conferences, Exhibitions, Film Screenings, and Performances
Our courses and events are tailored to the needs and interests of a broad cross-section of the public, including undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, academics, bankers, diplomats, journalists, and policymakers.
Credit-based and certificate-based courses present a unique opportunity for students interested in an accelerated study of Arabic language, marketing, finance, business management, architecture, and urban design, among other topics. We offer our students an exciting New York experience, including guest speakers and site visits to places such as the United Nations, Wall Street, the Guggenheim Museum, and Ellis Island. All courses draw on LAU’s strengths in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Architecture and Design, and Business, as well as the following institutes: Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic and Culture (SINARC), Institute for Women’s Studies in Arab World (IWSAW), and Institute for Migration Studies (IMS).
Our center regularly hosts public events with artists and leading experts on political, cultural, social, and economic issues.