MESP, in its current form, has concluded with the Spring 2024 semester. Future news regarding the program will be shared via the CCCU. Please read the PROGRAM UPDATE below for more information.

With 30 years of encouraging active Christian engagement in the Middle East since 1993, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU and which oversees the operations of CCCU GlobalEd programs such as MESP) will no longer be operating the Middle East Studies Program after the conclusion of the spring 2024 semester.

The changing nature of global higher education has impacted the Middle East Studies Program. In today’s academic climate, campuses are better equipped to assist and prepare students for new realities and expanded their own off-campus programs to meet the needs of current and future generations.  

The MESP program has faithfully educated over 1,100 students in Egypt, Jerusalem, and Amman, Jordan. The CCCU extends our deep gratitude to all who have made this program successful, especially to the staff members who faithfully taught, mentored and guided our students while offering them new cultural opportunities. There are thirty years of stories revealing the value of this program for individual students and campuses. The stories of MESP alumni whose experiences instilled a commitment to lifelong cultural engagement will continue to be shared and celebrated.

If a student has any questions regarding MESP, please email the CCCU GlobalEd Office at

A full statement on this decision can be found on the CCCU website here.