On the Monday after the Eid, we went around Beirut with a Housing Department representative to look at off-campus apartments. On-campus apartments are in short supply, and we were told we would not be able to get an apartment on campus until next year. Bad news for us, as it turns out, because not only is off-campus housing further away from campus (obviously, duh!), but it’s also very expensive; extremely so, in fact, I wonder how anyone can afford to live in Beirut at all. If the university was not sponsoring our rent, I know we certainly wouldn’t!