Lebanese Outreach

Lebanese Outreach

When Joseph and Tony Saliba studied at the University of Dayton in the late 1970s, it wasn't a matter of choice; it was a matter of safety. In their native Lebanon, civil war had taken hold, and before peace came in 1990, their whole family would flee their home in Bteghrine. As undergraduate students, Joseph Saliba, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Tony Saliba, Wilke Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, found a community where they and hundreds of others from Lebanon could flourish.

Today, inside and outside its borders, Lebanon endures new unrest. It is critical for the country’s best and brightest engineering students to learn their profession in a safe environment, so they can reinvigorate their country’s industry, innovation, economy . . . and its esteem.

With the support of those who want to see Lebanon prosper socially, economically and culturally, the University of Dayton is in a position to make a difference. The University offers a safe harbor, a respite from unrest and an outstanding educational opportunity where Lebanon’s students can develop, return home and make a difference.

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An exceptional learning environment for international students

  • Ranked in U.S. News & World Report as a top-tier national, doctoral-level university.
  • More than 50 disciplinary and cross-disciplinary advanced degree programs.
  • Strong support for international students, committed to building international enrollment and developing relationships.
  • Ranked as a leading university in international student satisfaction, according to the International Student Barometer.
  • Catholic, Marianist identity that encourages students of any faith to grow spiritually.
  • Robust Lebanese community in the region that links students with their heritage.
Our innovative program includes:
  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Faculty and student exchanges between University of Dayton and major universities in Lebanon
  • Service projects in Lebanon
  • Internships, cooperative education placements and research partnerships with companies and organizations that work in the United States and Lebanon


Lebanese Outreach

Kettering Laboratories 573 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0246