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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  • an oasis of rational behaviour and relationships hides the turmoil beneath - find the Hawwa statute of the initials to illustrate this. It was donated by a family, all AUB graduates, in memory of thei...  more »
  • Great opportunity to see Beirut's youth in their natural habitat. The guided tour is great! At the end, don't forget to get some souvenirs at the University's bookshop.  more »
  • AUB is a gorgeous campus. Visitors can only enter through the main gate, on Bliss Street. The "college town strip" along Bliss Street is a good place to grab an inexpensive bite to eat.  more »
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  • number one university in Lebanon. great campus full of green trees and cats. great staff well managed.. but the fees in this university are soooo high it isn't any affordable and you must be a very rich dude to pay the fees or you have to get a scholarship for sure.. but the experience there is indescribable very great
  • My university. Great campus. Good academics and I used to study hard to make it. Thanks AUB
  • AUB is a prestigious academic institution and one of the most reputable in the Arab world, with high academic standards, a rich legacy, top notch faculty, an amazingly beautiful campus, and a heritage of commitment to Lebanon and contribution to local communities.
  • Beautiful campus, nicely equipped laboratories and good but very expensive university!
  • So many adorable cats !
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