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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.
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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 [...]
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 College[...] 
BOREN - Shanghai International Studies University
Shanghai, China

Terms: Year
Description: This program is only open to the 2014-2015 recipient of the Boren Scholarship and is NOT available to general Messiah students. 
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 French[...] 
China Studies Program
Xiamen, China

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Come explore the vast, geographically diverse land of China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population! Students experience firsthand the daily realities of this powerful country by living at Xiamen University, also spending time in Hong Kong, Xi’an,[...] 
Dalian University of Foreign Languages
Dalian, China

Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
Description: In the port city of Dalian, students study at Dalian University of Foreign Languages. All students in the program take an intensive Mandarin Chinese language course and study Modern Chinese society. Students live in dorms with international students [...]
GoED 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 and[...] 
GoED Mekong
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: The highlands of northern Thailand is home to GoED 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 “understanding[...] 
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 Renaissance[...] 
India Studies Program
Coimbatore, India

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Explore India: the land of “Unity in Diversity.” Students study at Bishop Appasamy University and are immersed in Indian culture by interacting with local citizens in Coimbatore, by program-sponsored travel throughout India, and by participating in service[...] 
International Business Institute
Terms: Summer
Jerusalem University College
Jerusalem, Israel

Terms: Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Description: The land of the Bible is your classroom at Jerusalem University College! Walk the streets where Jesus walked as you study the Bible and Middle Eastern cultures. JUC is located on Mt. Zion, within short walking distance of the Room of the Last Supper [...]
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 service[...] 
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 and[...] 
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 possible[...] 
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 [...]
Oxford Study Abroad Programme
Oxford, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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 tours[...] 
Philipps University
Marburg, Germany

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Want to live in a 13th-century stone castle on a hilltop? The Landgrafenschloss castle is a housing option for students on this program. Experience German culture firsthand in Marburg, a large university town with medieval roots located within the scenic[...] 
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 its[...] 
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 [...]
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 center[...] 
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 brief[...] 
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Living with a host family and studying along side 80,000 Spanish students allows Messiah students to become immersed in the language and culture of Spain. Students are introduced to Spanish culture through an initial orientation that includes intensive[...] 
University of Gloucestershire
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Have you ever wanted to live in a picturesque British town? Cheltenham, located in the peaceful Cotswalds region of England, provides an ideal setting for students to experience British culture! Students take classes with English peers at the University[...] 
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 affairs. Students choose a Public Policy or Global Development track while taking course work in leadership.[...] 
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 [...]
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 industry;[...] 
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 way[...] 
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! Students[...] 
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 honestly[...] 
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[...] 
BIOL 218 - Healthcare in the Developing World Cross-Cultural Course
Macha, Zambia

Terms: May Term
Description: BIOL 218 Course (May 2015)  You will take the BIOL 218 course “Healthcare in the Developing World” while living on a malaria research compound located in Macha, a rural African community that surrounds the Macha Mission Hospital. [...] 
BIOL 290 New Zealand Discipline-Based Cross-Cultural Course
Auckland, New Zealand

Terms: J-Term
Description: BIOL 290: New Zealand Natural and Cultural History   This course introduces students to the complex interactions between human civilization and the biological and  physical environment of New Zealand, the last major landmass on earth[...] 
BIOL 297 Tropical Biology
Panama City, Panama; San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: May Term
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 [...]
Costa Rica Cross-Cultural Course
San Jose, Costa Rica

Terms: J-Term
Description: The Costa Rica cross-cultural course is a pure general education offering that seeks to expose the student to the people, culture and ways of life of this amazingly diverse country.  The base of operations is a former Bible institute in the capitol[...] 
Cyprus Cross Cultural
Larnaka, Cyprus

Terms: May Term
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EDUC 308 - Indonesia - Instr & Assess with English Language Learners Cross-Cultural Course
Java and Bali, Indonesia

Terms: J-Term
Description: Course participants will learn how to teach English as a second or foreign language, within the very diverse context of Indonesia!  Students will gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessa ry to address the needs of English learners.[...] 
Germany Cross-Cultural Course
Berlin, Germany

Terms: May Term
Description: An examination of the culture of Germany with emphasis on the Lutheran heritage, contemporary German cultural identity, and the cultural and historical significance of Germany.  Students will live in German homes, receive German language instruction,[...] 
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[...] 
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 and[...] 
Malaysia, Borneo, and Brunei (Honors)
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 and[...] 
Mexico Cross-Cultural Course
Loreto, Mexico

Terms: J-Term
Description: This course will look at the culture of Mexico, how that differs from the culture of the United States, and then also look at the implications for socioeconomic development in light of the cultural factors. The small city that we will use as our “home[...] 
Netherlands Cross-Cultural Course
Ede, Netherlands

Terms: J-Term
Description: 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.[...] 
NURS 493 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 for[...] 
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 behaviors[...] 
Scandinavia Cross-Cultural Course
Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden

Terms: May Term
Description: Join us for Scandinavia 2014! Experience the pastoral countryside, Swedish hospitality, 12th century ruins, modern art, authentic meatballs and lingonberry sauce, Max Burger, Norwegian smorgasbord, and majestic fjords (even go for a swim if you dare!). [...] 
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[...] 
Zambia Cross-Cultural Course
Macha, Zambia

Terms: May Term
Description: Students can still inquire about spaces for this trip even though applications are no longer being accepted. We will examine the history, geography and political environment, and culture of Zambia through books, formal and informal conversations, [...]
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 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 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 variety[...] 
Cross-Cultural Ministry Field Experience
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Summer
Description: http://www.messiah.edu/homepage/79/christian_ministries This is the 8-10 week required cross-cultural ministry experience that follows the CHRM 227 Pre-Field Experieince for Cross-Cultural Ministry course. 
International Internships
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Summer
Oxford Summer Programme
Oxford, United Kingdom

Terms: Summer
Description: Students can experience the traditional Oxford method of education when they attend the three-week Oxford Summer Programme. Students live at Wycliffe Hall, study how Christianity influenced the development of Western culture, and participate in field[...] 
Poland Faculty-Led Trip
Terms: Summer
Practicum in Peace and Conflict Studies
Various International Locations, Various Countries

Terms: Summer
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, cross-cultural[...] 
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 5, 2015 to January 23, 2015. The cost is $1500 for this course.  
Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies-WA
Puget Sound, Washington, United States

Terms: Summer
Description: Au Sable Pacific Rim Institute is located at Pacific Rim Institute on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound the mid-point between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. The institute is dedicated to teaching students to appreciate, understand,[...] 
AuSable Institute for Environmental Studies-MI
Mancelona, MI, United States

Terms: Summer
Description:  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 spend three weeks over[...] 
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. 
Balkans Semester
zagreb, Croatia

Terms: Fall
Gordon in AIX
Aix en Provence, France

Terms: Fall, Spring
Houghton Down Under
Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia

Terms: Fall
Houghton in Tanzania
Iringa, Tanzania

Terms: Spring
Irish Studies Program
Greystones, Ireland

Terms: Spring
Brazil Agape Service Team
Londrina, Brazil

Terms: Summer
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. 
Burkina Faso Collaboratory Site Team
Mahadaga, Burkina Faso

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. The Collaboratory KWHr Project will be interfacing with their client to install and test [...]
Ghana Collaboratory Site Team
Accra, 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. The dates are July 19-26, 2014  
Nicaragua Collaboratory Site Team
Managua, Nicaragua

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. The Summer Nicaragua Team can expect to build relationships through simple projects that serve[...] 
Panama Collaboratory Site Team
Mariato, Panama

Terms: J-Term
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. Bridge construction by the Infrastructure Group Dates: January 7-25, 2015 Estimated cost:[...] 
Zambia Collaboratory Site Team
Choma, Zambia

Terms: J-Term
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. Estimated trip cost: $3400 Dates: 1/6/2014 - 1/25/2014  
AROMA Dominican Republic Women's Basketball Team
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: SCORE International Dates: May 19-26, 2015 Trip Description:  The Messiah Women's Basketball team is partnering with SCORE International and returning to the Dominican Republic.  The focus of the trip will[...] 
AROMA El Salvador
San Salvador, El Salvador

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: Sports Outreach Institute www.sportsoutreach.net Dates:  August 17-25, 2015 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 19-27, 2015 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 Baseball and Softball Teams
Panama City, Panama

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: SCORE International and Rio Missions Dates: August 10-17, 2015 Trip Description:  The Messiah Baseball and Softball teams are partnering with Rio Missions, SCORE International and Messiah Alums[...] 
AROMA Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: Sports Outreach Institute www.sportsoutreach.net Dates: May 18-29, 2015 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 16-27, 2015 Trip Description:  AROMA Sports Ministry Tours are a great way to use your talents and passions in sport for the glory of God! [...] 
AROMA Zambia Women's Soccer Team
Macha, Zambia

Terms: Summer
Description: Partnering Organization: Push the Rock www.pushtherock.org Dates: May 19 - June 3, 2015 Trip Description:  The Messiah Women's Soccer team is partnering with Push the Rock and Messiah alum Eric Thuma ('00).  The[...] 
Jerusalem University College J-Term / Summer
Jerusalem, Israel

Terms: J-Term, Summer
Description: Messiah College is pleased to accept applications for one full scholarship to apply to participate in a Jerusalem University College summer course:  Historical and Geographic Settings (4 credits) for summer 2014. The land of the Bible is your[...]