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Lebanese seniors get second chance at education

Hundreds of elderly in Lebanon enroll at the University for Seniors division of the American University of Beirut — some to fight boredom, others to achieve long-lost dreams.
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“Should I just stop everything and lie in bed waiting for death because I’m 85 years old?” 

This is how Mariam Koubaissy sums up her outlook on life. This grandmother has decided to enroll in the University for Seniors, affiliated with the American University of Beirut. 

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