American University of Beirut, Beirut

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Explore the historic buildings and well-manicured tropical gardens of American University of Beirut, a picturesque campus perched on a promontory overlooking Zaitunay Bay. Set up by U.S. missionaries as Syrian Protestant College, the university initially focused on medical training; today, the secular institution ranks among the nation's top universities. Spanning 25 hectares (61 acres) of private land, the campus features a private beach, a bird sanctuary, a botanical garden, and a soccer field. Visit the archeological museum to see a substantial collection of artifacts and a stone chapel. Guarded by private security, the university offers campus tours, which you can arrange on the website. To find out how to plan a trip to Beirut, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Visited for business meeting not actually having an idea of the location or the place. I was expecting a typical uni building but no...Beautiful building instead, with British architecture and a bit o...  more »
  • This is a great place to retreat from the noise and bustle of the city. The campus is lush, with all kinds of trees and plants. I was invited here by some students, who really take pride in their univ...  more »
  • A University in an original setting and friendly view provide his identity papers in order to enter the University
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  • Gorgeous campus, renowned faculty, incredibly innovative and forward thinking staff and leadership team, upgraded facilities, plenty of lectures and events held weekly. As an alumnus, it’s a lovely green space to visit to escape city life. Bring your alumni ID in case the security guards stop you at the gate. Non students/ alum should have an ID on hand. Alumni who don’t have an ID can have their ID number looked up at the security office located to the left of the gate when you enter.
  • Beautiful campus! The track has an incredible view :)
  • One of the rare green spaces in Beirut and a good University too. Good vibe and a lot of sports and cultural benefits
  • Great campus. Green spaces. Great ambiance
  • Nice campus but the guest wifi is a joke
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