Middle East University
Sabtieh, Baushrieh / 1202 2040 Lebanon
or P.O. Box 90-481, Jdeidet El
Middle East University (MEU) is in the unique position of being the only Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education in the Middle East and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in lebanon. MEU stratigically sits on a hill overlooking the city of Beirut--away from the busy streets yet a stone's throw away from the city. We are an international community where all persons are seen as of equal value irrespective of cultural background, race, or religious affiliation.
MEU is uniquely positioned to offer students of ACA consortium member schools the opportunity to study Arabic within its cultural context and to expose students to foreign cultures and diverse ways of living, in order to spark a fire within them to participate in mission and service in the future.
Middle East University is committed to excellence in teaching and in learning. This is exemplified by its accreditation from the Lebanese Ministry of Education as well as the Adventist Accrediting Association.
Studying at MEU will provide the perfect backdrop on which students may paint their Middle Eastern experiences. Students and alumni consistently describe Middle East University as a warm, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere that provides an oasis, ideal for studying.
As the World Church expands to fulfill its mission, it is important that the tool of relationship building is emphasized with this generation, especially with the people of the Middle East. Studying at MEU will provide the perfect opportunity. Additionally, as Arabic is an important language in the world, MEU’s offering could not be more timely.
It is well known that the Middle East is characterized by its warm hospitality; we look forward to welcoming new members to the MEU family through the Adventist Colleges Abroad program. We welcome all students who are excited to take advantage of this opportunity.
Located on 30 hectares of quiet, green hillside, overlooking Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea, Middle East University is a non-profit, Christian, coeducational institution that was founded in 1939. North Hall is the women’s residence and South Hall is the men’s residence. Students live comfortably in recently renovated rooms that are equipped with wireless Internet, air conditioning and heating with available laundry facilities, cable TV and a kitchenette. Food services, including breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snack bar items, are available in the on-campus cafeteria.
Geographically, Middle East University peers into the past and looks toward the future. Safely situated on Sabtieh Hill, facing the cosmopolitan city of Beirut, MEU provides the opportunity for students to explore sites of historical significance, such as Byblos and Tyre, while learning about a culture that’s presently relevant to them and to the World Church. Guided tours, along with the study of Arabic, provides students with a new perspective on the Middle East and its inhabitants. Additionally, students have the opportunity to interact with other international students from countries, such as Sudan, Egypt, Jordan and Ukraine.
Lebanon is a society with exceptionally low crime rates according to INTERPOL statistics, especially when compared with other countries in which ACA already has a presence, such as Brazil and Argentina. Additionally, Lebanon takes pride in once again being a desired destination for travelers. In 2009 New York Times listed Beirut as the number one location to visit and soon after The Guardian made a similar recommendation.
Testimonies of the Students
"It has been much better than I could have ever dreamed of -- it's amazing!! Every day the calls to prayer echo off the hills surrounding the city and affirm my conviction in God's plan for my life." Sigorney Creighton, Intercultural Communications Student from Southern Adventist University, USA.
"If you are someone who is open-minded, eager to go places your friends haven't gone, or interested in experiencing a SAFE culture that you wouldn't have imagined existed, consider Lebanon's Arabic program. It's been the best decision and best few months of my life." Brett Daniel Hayes, International Business Student from Pacific Union College, USA.