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Middle East Studies
The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities sponsors a Middle East Studies Program (MES) in Cairo, Egypt. Junior and senior students are exposed to the vast resources of Cairo during the 15-week fall or spring semester. Students are exposed to the complex issues behind regional conflict, gain an awareness of the people and culture of the Middle East, and are educated on the global dimension of the Islamic faith. The program includes travel to Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey, dependent upon regional conditions. Involvement in a local service project is an important component of the program.