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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  • A beautifully landscaped campus with benches to the stay: hectic drive which are not perceived city. A place of rest.
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  • I studied at AUB and I studied in the USA and no joke, AUB campus is beautiful. There are trees and flowers everywhere along the paths with cats wondering around. The view of the sea is what makes it ...  more »
  • Established in 1866 as the Syria Protestant College by reverend Daniel Bliss, an American missionary who became its first president and professor of the Bible and Ethics at the college. In 1920 the pr...  more »
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  • Great campus. Green spaces. Great ambiance
  • Too many turk and kebab! too dry. Need more good serbian food and the service was horrible!!! They danced in my face and kicked me backto serbia. I spit on them. DO NOT COME HERE, the kebab is not even good!!11
  • One of the best universities in the Middle East
  • One of the best universities in Lebanon, awesome campus and friendly environment!, really loved the view in the sitting area ❤️.
  • Love it.. Attached from a classical concert

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