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Middle East Studies Program

Middle East Studies Program

  • The Messiah College International Risk Management Committee temporarily has suspended Messiah participation in this program due to safety concerns.

Come spend a semester in Jordan where you will learn Arabic language, take classes in Middle Eastern history and culture, and live with a Middle Eastern family. Travel to such places as Israel/Palestine, Tunisia, or Morocco. Through daily life in the Middle East, witness different world views that will challenge and strengthen your own beliefs. 

Additional information is available at Middle East Studies Program.

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Experiential Learning Initiative - ELI
Course Equivalencies
Costs: 2017-2018

Courtney Zimmerman

"My experience in Egypt challenged my faith as the majority of the population was Muslim and the call to prayer was a daily reminder of the religion practiced everywhere around me. However, I also learned of the rich Coptic Christian tradition that has been there for two thousand years. The trip ultimately stretched and strengthened my faith. I feel that my faith can be more applicable now to more people, a more global faith or at least a better understanding."