The Lebanon Practicum provides participants with the opportunity to earn up to 12 quarter units of coursework and fulfill an intercultural practicum requirement while exposing them to Muslim-Christian interaction in the Lebanese context. While in Lebanon, students study under the guidance of Dr. Martin Accad, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and Director of the Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES), and are based at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Mansourieh, located in the Maten region of Lebanon overlooking Beirut.
The Lebanon Practicum consists of three core components:
(1) Participation in the annual Middle East Conference (MEC), hosted by the Institute of Middle East Studies at ABTS;
(2) Levantine Arabic language and culture study through the Academy of Languages and Practical Skills (ALPS);
(3) A cross-cultural practicum placement meeting the specific interests and skills of the participant (for example, interacting with urban Sunni Beirutis, at-risk youth, refugee populations, or settled Bedouins).
The Lebanon Practicum allows students to practice cross-cultural work in a dynamic context and engage in mutual learning between Christian and Muslim communities. If you’re a seminary student and interested in applying to the Lebanon practicum, contact us! We’d be happy to hear from you!
Contact IMES about the Lebanon Practicum
Postal Address: P.O. Box 60, Mansourieh, Maten, Lebanon
Telephone: +961-4-400250 (Ext. 246)