Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor

The Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) program at Gettysburg College gives students a wide breadth of opportunities to pursue his or her interests on this increasingly important region of the world. Students who choose to pursue a minor in MEIS will have many study abroad, internship, and career opportunities with the knowledge they learn here. Additionally, the small class sizes give students many opportunities to build relationships with their professors and others, allowing them to pursue their own MEIS interests on the side. Students take at least up to two semesters of Arabic but are definitely encouraged to continue up to the intermediate level if not the advanced level.

Student research is a focal point of the MEIS program. Past students have conducted research on Middle Eastern regime changes, Near Eastern archaeology, and Muslim youth in America.


Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, photo by Molly Greenwood '13

Please contact Amy Evrard, MEIS coordinator, at aevrard@gettysburg.edu for additional information

or Lin Myers, IDS Administrator, at lkmyers@gettysburg.edu

Upcoming Events

Learn Arabic Calligraphy

Location: Science Center 200 Time: NEW DATE Monday, March 31st, 4:00PM

Arabic Poetry Night

Location: MEIS House Time: Tuesday, April 1st, 5:30PM

Eric Cline Lecture

Location: Science Center 200 Time: Thursday, March 27th at 7:30PM

Drone Panel Discussion

Location: CUB 260 Time: Wednesday, March 26th, at 7:30PM

Judaic Studies Guest Speaker

Location: CUB 260 Time: Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00PM

Josh Reubner Lecture

Location: Valentine Hall, Lutheran Theological Seminary Time: Sunday, March 30th at 2:00PM