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The University for Seniors is a pioneering programme at the American University of Beirut, initiated in 2010. It addresses the aspirations of many older adults to remain intellectually challenged and socially connected. The programme aims to create a new and positive image of aging in Beirut, Lebanon and the Middle East: one that offers visible proof that engaged aging is possible in the Arab world, and that it contributes to healthy and successful aging. The programme offers lecturers, study groups, educational travel programmes, campus life and intergenerational activities, in addition to social and cultural events over two terms per year. It open to anyone 50 years and older.Learn more about how the programme came about by reading Redefining the role of older people: American University of Beirut’s University for Seniors Programme or click here to learn more about the programme