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Programs : Featured
This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
Featured Program Description
AROMA Algeria
Tindouf, Algeria

Terms: Summer
AROMA Argentina Field Hockey Team
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terms: Summer
Description: This May the Messiah Field Hockey Team has the opportunity to travel back to Argentina to work with SCORE International using field hockey as a means to build God's kingdom. NOTE:  This opportunity is only open to the Field Hockey tea [...]
AROMA Costa Rica Women's Volleyball Team
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: Spring Break
Description: This March the Messiah Women's Volleyball Team has the opportunity to travel back to Argentina to work with Push the Rock Ministries using volleyball as a means to build God's kingdom. NOTE: This opportunity is only open to the Women 's[...]
AROMA El Salvador
San Salvador, El Salvador

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: Sports Outreach Institute www.sportsoutreach.net Dates:  August 15-23, 2016 Trip Description:  AROMA Sports Ministry Tours are a great way to use your talents and passions in sport for the glory of God!  [...]
AROMA Panama
Panama City, Panama

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: SCORE INTERNATIONAL www.scoreinternational.org Dates: May 20-28, 2016 Trip Description:  AROMA Sports Ministry Tours are a great way to use your talents and passions in sport for the glory of God!  AROMA [...]
AROMA Panama Men's Club Soccer Team
Panama City, Panama

Terms: Spring Break
Description: This March the Messiah Men's Club Soccer Team has the opportunity to travel to Panama with long-term AROMA partner SCORE International to use soccer as a means to build God's kingdom. NOTE: This trip is only for Men's Soccer [...]
AROMA Peru Track and Field Team
Arequipa, Peru

Terms: Spring Break
Description: This March the Messiah Track and Field Team has the opportunity to travel to Peru to work with TEAM using their gifts and abilities as a means to build God's kingdom. NOTE: This opportunity is only open to the Track and Field Team.
AROMA South Korea Men's Wrestling Team
Seoul, South Korea

Terms: Summer
Description: This May the Messiah Wrestling Team has the opportunity to travel to South Korea to work with FCA Wrestling using wrestling as a means to build God's kingdom. NOTE: This trip is only for Men's Wrestling Team members.
AROMA Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Terms: Summer
AROMA Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: Sports Outreach Institute www.sportsoutreach.net Dates: May 20-31, 2016 Trip Description:  AROMA Sports Ministry Tours are a great way to use your talents and passions in sport for the glory of God!  AROMA is [...]
AROMA Zambia
Macha, Zambia

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: Push the Rock www.pushtherock.org Dates: August 15-26, 2016 Trip Description:  AROMA Sports Ministry Tours are a great way to use your talents and passions in sport for the glory of God!& nbsp;[...]
American Business School Paris
Paris, France

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: The city of light is host to ISA’s study abroad program in Paris. Students can choose to study at the American Business School Paris where courses primarily are taught in English. Students live with host families and participate in educational [...]
American Studies Program
Washington DC, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: How does our nation’s capital city work?  Find out by living and working there!  For a semester, experience the realities of a lifestyle in public policy, global development, or strategic communication tract. An internship will provid e[...]
Amish (Lancaster PA & Holmes County OH) Cross-Cultural
Holmes County, OH, United States; Lancaster, PA, United States

Terms: May Term
Description: This course will provide an examination of the Amish culture through traditional classroom activities, including films, lectures, readings, an independent learning project, plus historical and cultural field trips, and living with two Amish families, [...]
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies: COSTA RICA
Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

Terms: May Term
Description: Au Sable Costa Rica is located at the Association for Development through Education (ADE) in the Vara Blanca region of Costa Rica.  The institute is dedicated to teaching students to appreciate, understand, and protect the natural world in which [...]
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies: INDIA
Tamil Nadu, India

Terms: J-Term
Description: Ecology of the Indian Tropics (Biol 427)Tropical ecology of South India is an introduction to and comparative analysis of coastal ecosystems, plainlands, and montane tropical ecosystems of the Western Ghats. The course will be taught on-site at a var iety[...]
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies: USA
Mancelona, MI, United States; Puget Sound, Washington, United States

Terms: Summer
Description: Michigan: On 150 acres of unspoiled land on Big Twin Lake in northern lower Michigan lies an Institute dedicated to teaching students to appreciate, understand, and protect the natural world in which we live. Messiah students can participate in eithe r[...]
Australia Studies Centre
Brisbane, Australia

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: This semester-long program, sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, allows students to explore Australian culture while living with Australian families and taking classes alongside Australian students at Christian Heritage C ollege[...]
BIOL 218 - Healthcare in the Developing World Cross-Cultural Course
Macha, Zambia

Terms: May Term
Description: BIOL 218 Course (May 2017)  You will take the BIOL 218 course “Healthcare in the Developing World” while living on a research compound located in Macha, a rural African community that surrounds the Macha Mission Hospital.  Yo u[...]
BIOL 290 New Zealand Discipline-Based Cross-Cultural Course
Auckland, New Zealand

Terms: J-Term
Description: BIOL 290: New Zealand - Aoteoroa Natural and Cultural History of New Zealand   Ki Ora! Welcome to BIOL 290. Understand how the Maori lived in beautiful  New Zealand. How they, the English, and the Church shaped NZ of today. We will [...]
BIOL 297 Tropical Biology
Panama City, Panama; San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms:
Description: The Tropical Biology course will  survey and investigate biological processes at the the levels of organism, population, community, and biosphere, emphasizing the relationship of these processes to the tropical latitudes.  This course will [...]
Balkans Semester
zagreb, Croatia

Terms: Spring
Brazil Cross-Cultural Course
Goiania, Brazil

Terms: May Term
Description: The purpose of this course is to learn about the people, history, languages and cultures of Northern and Central Brazil. Students will experience modern-day Brazil in Goiania, by working with a church which has outreach to all ages. Students will als o[...]
CIEE Shanghai
Shanghai, China

Terms: Fall, Spring
Catholic University of Paris
Paris, France

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: The city of light is host to ISA’s study abroad programs in Paris. The Catholic University of Paris offers French language classes as well as courses in culture, art, theater, literature, communications, and history. Courses are taught in Frenc h[...]
Contemporary Music Center
Nashville, TN, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Students interested in contemporary music–as artists, in executive roles or from a technical aspect–will discover firsthand the inside workings of the music industry. Each semester students will create, produce, and market music, as well [...]
Costa Rica Cross-Cultural Course
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: J-Term
Description: The following information is subject to change. Course Description: An examination of the culture of Costa Rica, through lectures on social, political, and economic institutions, with visits to important cultural sites, places of business,& nbsp;[...]
Cross-Cultural Ministry Field Experience
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Summer
Description: http://www.messiah.edu/cross-cultural-ministries-missions-concentration-and-minor-pennsylvania This is the 8-10 week required cross-cultural ministry experience that follows the CHRM 227 Pre-Field Experieince for Cross-Cultural Ministry course.
EDUC 308 - Indonesia - Instr & Assess with English Language Learners Cross-Cultural Course
Java and Bali, Indonesia

Terms: J-Term
Description: Course participants will gain experience teaching English as a foreign language, within the very diverse context of Indonesia!  Students will work with English learners of all ages, at diverse proficiency levels, in settings including Muslim, Hi ndu[...]
Ethiopia Cross-Cultural Course
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Terms: May Term
Description: Visit the land where legend is real, where 13th century King Lalibela carved monolithic-rock churches with the help of angels. Tens of thousands of pilgrims now travel to worship each epiphany season to the small town of Lalibela only recently acc essible[...]
Fiji Agape GIS Mapping
Nadi, Fiji

Terms: May Term, Summer
GO ED Africa
Kigali, Rwanda

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Based in Kigali,Rwanda, the GO ED Program in Africa engages students with the reality of global poverty. Students witness growth and struggle within these developing countries. The new government of Rwanda has been working to build peace an d[...]
GO ED Mekong
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: The highlands of northern Thailand is home to GO ED Mekong, an intensive immersion program that allows students to explore “the root causes of exclusion and exploitation of marginalized people groups . . ” and to gain an “understand ing[...]
Ghana Collaboratory Site Team (AWDS)
Tamale, Ghana

Terms: Summer
Description: NOTE:  This trip is open only to current Collaboratory members who have already applied and been approved by the Collaboratory Manager and team advisor.
Ghana Collaboratory Site Team (Affordable Sanitation)
Accra, Ghana

Terms: J-Term, Summer
Description: NOTE:  This trip is open only to current Collaboratory members who have already applied and been approved by the Collaboratory Manager and team advisor.
Ghana Collaboratory Site Team JULY (AWDS)
Accra, Ghana

Terms: Summer
Ghana Cross-Cultural Course
Accra, Ghana

Terms: J-Term
Description: All kinds of images of Africa are bound everywhere; on the web, in books, on TV, traveler’s tales and other media. This course offers you an encounter with the real Africa. Using Ghana as a case study, it takes you on a tour of historical [...]
GlobalTravelers Peer Mentoring Program
Grantham, PA, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: If you have traveled /served/studied abroad, you are likely aware that the coming home process is challenging. Your life has been changed as you experience new people and cultures. And everything is different or so it seems! The GlobalTravelers Peer [...]
Goldsmiths: University of London
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall
Description: Live and study in Europe's third largest city! Goldsmiths' environment is energetic – a college that allows self-expression to flourish, yet hones your creative and critical thinking. A distinctive constituent college of the University [...]
Gordon in Orvieto
Orvieto, Italy

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: The landscape of pre-modern Italy, populated by saints, mystics, artists, and poets, provides a foundation for this semester in Orvieto. Located on a hill above green Umbrian countryside, Orvieto contains remnants of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Ren aissance[...]
Graduate Student International Internship/Practicum/Field Experience
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Fall, J-Term, May Term, Spring, Summer
Description: Welcome to the student portal for graduate students who have already been approved by their graduate program to participate in an international internship, field experience, or practicum as part of their graduate degree education. 
Greece Cross-Cultural Course (THEO 205 Option)
Athens, Greece

Terms: May Term
Description: This course explores the remarkably diverse cultural history of Greece from its ancient past to its modern present. Through field-based examination of biblical archaeological sites, Eastern Orthodox churches and architecture, religious art, and cultu ral[...]
HIST 319 Cyprus and Greece Cross Cultural
Larnaka, Cyprus

Terms: May Term
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Houghton in Tanzania
Iringa, Tanzania

Terms: Spring
International Business Institute
Terms: Summer
International Internships
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: J-Term, Summer
Irish Studies Program
Greystones, Ireland

Terms: Spring
Italy Cross-Cultural Course
Florence, Italy

Terms: May Term
Description: This course explores the representation of the Italian cinematic city, a key element to fully understanding national cinema from the end of World War II to the present.  Students are able to examine these concepts through both film screenings an d[...]
Junior Year in Munich
Munich, Germany

Terms: Spring
Description: This spring only program, hosted by Wayne State University, allows students to strengthen their language skills while studying at  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, one of the oldest universities in Germany. Students live with Ge rman[...]
LCC International University
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Witness history in the making while studying in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Once part of the former Soviet Union, Klaipeda is home to LCC International University which serves 600 students from a number of Eastern European nations. Students live in dorms an d[...]
Latin American Studies Program
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Students study Latin American economics, culture, politics, and faith when they journey to Costa Rica for seventeen weeks of travel, study and service. The San Jose-based Latin American Studies Program includes home stays, language study, two-week se rvice[...]
London Internship Program
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Live and work in Europe’s third largest city! Learn to navigate the streets that contain St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Integrate the important ritual of afternoon tea into your daily schedule. Explore pos sible[...]
Los Angeles Film Studies Center
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Hollywood is the largest influence in the international film industry.  Come evaluate this cultural powerhouse by studying at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center!  Core courses help students explore the role of faith in the entertainment in dustry;[...]
Malaysia, Borneo, and Brunei Cross-Cultural Course
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore

Terms: May Term
Description: This course will introduce students to the multicultural, hospitable people and tropical ecosystems of Malaysia.  We will explore the complexities between human civilization, biodiverse zones and the physical environment of the Malay Peninsula a nd[...]
Mexico Collaboratory Site Team
Oaxaca, Mexico

Terms: J-Term, Summer
Description: NOTE: This trip is open only to current Collaboratory members who have already applied and been approved by the Collaboratory Manager and team advisor.
Middle East Studies Program
Amman, Jordan

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Come spend a semester in Jordan!  During their 15 weeks in the Middle East, students also travel to such places as Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Tunisia, or Morocco.  Through daily life in the Middle East, students witness different worldviews [...]
NURS 495 Thailand Senior Nursing Practicum Cross-Cultural Course
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Terms: J-Term
Description: This course will focus upon the development of clinical decision-making skills and refinement of clinical coordinating behaviors with groups of patients in an international setting, specifically in Thailand. The course will provide opportunities f or[...]
NURS 495 Zambia Senior Nursing Practicum Cross-Cultural Course
Macha, Zambia

Terms: J-Term
Description: NURS 495 LUN is the Alternate Senior Practicum course at Macha Hospital, Zambia.   The course will provide opportunities for nursing students to synthesize theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, nursing process, and professional role be haviors[...]
National Outdoor Leadership School
Denver, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Experience the great outdoors, while learning life skills along the way. Whether it’s a semester in the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, or the American Southwest, students will experience the outdoors in a unique and exciting wa y[...]
Netherlands Cross-Cultural Course
Ede, Netherlands

Terms: J-Term
Description: Diving into the deep… surrounded by several lifeguards; that’s basically idea of this cross-cultural course. Students will 24x7 for almost three weeks be part of a European culture with a strong emphasis on the Dutch example. The learnin g[...]
Nicaragua Agape Service Team
Somotillo, Nicaragua

Terms: Summer
Description: This trip is only open to students who have already been accepted by the Agape Center for Service and Learning.
Northern Ireland Agape Service Team
Lurgan, United Kingdom

Terms: Spring Break
Description: This trip is only open to students who have already been accepted by the Agape Center for Service and Learning.
O'Neill National Theater Institute
Waterford, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: This intensive theater program offers students a unique opportunity to study acting, directing, playwriting, movement and voice, and design in a conservatory setting. Students are immersed in theater studies; classes take place seven days a week! Stu dents[...]
Oregon Extension
Ashland, OR, United States

Terms: Fall
Description: Each fall, the Oregon Extension welcomes 20-25 students to a rustic setting in the Cascade Mountains, where serious students can ask their deepest questions, read gripping and challenging books, wrestle with profound ideas in writing, and converse ho nestly[...]
Oxford Study Abroad Programme
Oxford, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Academically-strong students spend a semester participating in one-on-one tutorials with Oxford professors at New College, Christ Church, Trinity College and (Magdalen - Visiting Students Only). The 12-13 week program also includes 5 educational tour s[...]
Panama Collaboratory Site Team
Mariato, Panama

Terms: J-Term, Summer
Description: NOTE: This trip is open only to current Collaboratory members who have already applied and been approved by the Collaboratory Manager and team advisor.
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile

Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Year
Description: Located on the coastline of Chile between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso offers hilltop vistas, beaches, and abundant cultural opportunities. Valparaíso serves as a major political base in Chile, though it retains memory of i ts[...]
Practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Summer
Puerto Rico Cross-Cultural Course
Moca, Puerto Rico

Terms: J-Term
Description: Spanish minors can use the PRCC for Spanish credit as per the catalog. “Students who do not study in Barcelona or Valparaíso may include a cross-cultural course IDCC 260 to a Spanish-speaking country directed by a faculty member from th e[...]
SERV 231/232
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Summer
Description: SERV 231 - Service, Mission & Change I A study of the role of the church in service, social justice, development, and mission using multidisciplinary perspectives from sociology, theology, and missions. Topics include short-term missions, cros s-cultural[...]
Scholars' Semester in Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
Description: Come study overseas at one of the world’s oldest universities. At Oxford, you will be surrounded by accumulated centuries of stone architecture,academic history, and British traditions—including the important ritual of afternoon tea! You [...]
Southern California Cross-Cultural
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: This course will explore the culture of Southern California, how it differs from the culture of Central Pennsylvania (Messiah College), as well as examines the implications of community outreach and the local church. Our “home bas e”[...]
Spain Cross-Cultural Course
Madrid, Spain

Terms: May Term
Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the richness, depth and diversity of the Spanish Culture. Through visits to historical sites, churches, and museums, as well as, through lectures, home stay experiences and interaction with local [...]
Student Visitor Program
Various Locations, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Students can study for a semester at any of the schools in the Christian College Consortium, which Messiah College is a member, without the hassle of exhaustive application forms, putting the educational resources of 12 colleges at their disposal. To [...]
TEP 439: Student Teaching: Domestic and International
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: This program is only open to students who have already applied and been accepted into TEP 439: Student Teaching: Domestic and International. Summary of Course: This course will be taken by all teacher certification program students who do part of [...]
THEATER 362 (formerly 341) Gaiety School of Acting-Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Terms: J-Term
Description: The Gaiety Class will be from January 11-29,  2016. The cost is $1500 for this course. Please note: An audition may be required to participate in this program.
Temple LA Film Studies Summer Internship Program
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Terms: Summer
Description: Messiah College partners with Temple University to allow Messiah film students an opportunity participate in Internships in Los Angeles during the summer after their senior year. Students can find more information here:  http://smc.temple.edu [...]
Temple Rome
Rome, Italy

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Walk the streets of Rome for a semester, amid historic architecture and famous sites dating from classical civilization! The program, run by Temple University, offers courses taught by Temple professors. The Villa Caproni, by the Tiber River in the c enter[...]
The Sorbonne
Paris, France

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: The city of light is host to ISA study abroad programs in Paris. The internationally known Sorbonne is the perfect place for French majors and strong language speakers to enhance their French skills while taking classes with French students. Students [...]
Uganda Studies Program
Mukono, Uganda

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Come to Africa! At Uganda Christian University in Mukono, program participants study and live with East African students.  Lectures, research, worship, and a service project help students experience daily life as a member of Ugandan society. A b rief[...]
University of Granada
Granada, Spain

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Spend a semester in southern Spain, honing your language skills while living and studying in Granada. Study alongside Spanish students and participate in educational excursions to such places as Madrid, Cordoba, and Morocco. Note: This program has [...]
Veritas Christian Study Abroad Chile
Valparaiso, Chile

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Located on the coastline of Chile between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso offers hilltop vistas, beaches, and abundant cultural opportunities. In this faith-based study program, students will particpate in an International Missi ons/Service[...]
Veritas Christian Study Abroad Paris
Paris, France

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: The city of light is host to Veritas' study abroad program in  France. Students take classes at either The Catholic University of Paris or the American Business School Paris. Courses are available in both French and English. In this faith-ba sed[...]
Zambia Collaboratory Site Team
Choma, Zambia

Terms: Summer
Description: NOTE:  This trip is open only to current Collaboratory members who have already applied and been approved by the Collaboratory Manager and team advisor.