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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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AROMA Club Soccer Team Peoria, Arizona, United States
Terms: Spring Break
AROMA Dominican Republic Men's Baseball Team Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Terms: Summer
AROMA Dominican Republic Men's Basketball Team Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Terms: Summer
AROMA Guatemala Wrestling Team Guatemala City, Guatemala
Terms: Summer
AROMA Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
Terms: Summer
AROMA Kenya Women's Lacrosse Team Nairobi, Kenya
Terms: J-Term
AROMA Mixed Trips Various International Locations, Various Countries
Terms: Spring Break, Summer Description: Here is where you apply for the opportunity to go on an AROMA Mixed trip! An AROMA Mixed trip involves male and female students, both athletes and non-athletes, who have a passion for sports ministry. The trip is an opportunity to participate in a [...]
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 Spain Women's Volleyball Team Tenerife, Spain
Terms: Spring Break
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!  A ROMA[...]
Accès France Strasbourg, France
Terms: Fall, Spring Description: Accès is a study abroad program based in Strasbourg, France. Designed for students from American colleges or universities, Accès provides a linguistic and cultural immersion experience and the on-site support students need to get the mo st[...]
Agape Center International Trips La Mina, Dominican Republic; Plock, Poland; Torotoro, Bolivia
Terms: Summer Description: Plock, Poland: May 24th- June 5th, 2019 Dulce Nombre de Jesus, Nicaragua: June 2019 (Specific Dates TBD) Torotoro, Bolivia: July 18th-31st, 2019
Agape Center J-Term and Spring Break Domestic Trips Baltimore, MD, United States; Bronx, NY, United States; Carmel, NY, United States; Mt.Vernon, KY, United States; Philadelphia, PA, United States; Washington DC, United States; Wilmington, NC, United States
Terms: J-Term, Spring Break Description: Each Fall, J-Term and Spring Break, the Agapé Center Service Trips team provides students with opportunities to engage with diverse communities through acts of service and fellowship. Through service, we hope students will experience enriching [...]
Algeria Collaboratory Site Team Tindouf, Algeria
Terms: J-Term
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: The Amish Cross-cultural is one of the most unique cross-culturals that Messiah College offers. Not only is it one that does not require a passport, shots, visa, or air travel, but it involves total immersion for almost two weeks living, eating, work ing,[...]
Arctic Studies In Alaska Denali, United States
Terms: Fall Description: Students can apply to 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 other colleges at the ir[...]
Asbury University (Student Visitor Program) Wilmore, KY, United States
Terms: 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 other colleges at their dispos al.[...]
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies: COSTA RICA Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
Terms: Summer 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: Summer 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[...]
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 2019)  You will take the BIOL 218 course “Healthcare in the Developing World” while living on a research compound in Macha, a rural African community that surrounds the Macha Mission Hospital.  You will d evelop[...]
BIOL 290 New Zealand Discipline-Based Cross-Cultural Course Auckland, New Zealand
Terms: J-Term Description: BIOL 290 explores the shaping of New Zealand today from settlement by Maori within its unique flora and fauna through European contact, adoption of Christianity by the Maori and how Maori shape national culture today. We will expl ore[...]
Balkans Semester zagreb, Croatia
Terms: Spring
Bethel University (Student Visitor Program) St. Paul, MN, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Bolivia - Torotoro Agape Service Team Torotoro, Bolivia
Terms: Summer Description: This team is only open to currently accepted students.
Burkina Faso Collaboratory Site Team Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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.
CIEE Shanghai Shanghai, China
Terms: Fall, Spring
Canada Cross-Cultural Course Vancouver, Canada; Vancouver Island, Canada; Whistler, Canada
Terms: May Term Description: This course examines a series of Canadian values with the underlying question: what does it mean to care for one’s neighbor? Through an exploration of Canadian history and its treatment of ‘the other’, and the harsh physic al[...]
Catholic Charities Baltimore, MD, United States
Terms: Fall, J-Term
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[...]
China Cross-Cultural Course Hangzhou, China
Terms: May Term Description: This three week cross-cultural study course allows students to experience China, the second largest economy in the world. Through a short-term study in Hangzhou, a renowned metropolis, students will participate in a summer language and culture prog ram[...]
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. 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 [...]
Costa Rica Women's Softball Team San Jose, Costa Rica
Terms: J-Term
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.
Domincan Republic Agape Service Team La Mina, Dominican Republic
Terms: Summer Description: This trip is only open to students who have already been accepted by the Agape Center for Service and Learning.
France Cross-Cultural Course Strasbourg, France
Terms: May Term Description: Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the unique richness of French culture. We will spend the majority of our time in Strasbourg and its surrounding region. Located on the German border, Strasbourg is sometimes [...]
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[...]
George Fox University (Student Visitor Program) Newburg, OR, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
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, [...]
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 College (Student Visitor Program) Wenham, MA, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Gordon in Boston Boston, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring Description: Gordon's Urban Semester Program offers opportuntity to take classes as well as participate in an internship in Boston. To learn more, explore Gordon in Boston website.
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: Come with us and rock in the cradle of western civilization! Get ready for your own Olympian journey, and put a little Greece in your diet!! This extraordinary cross-cultural course explores the remarkably diverse cultural history of Greece from [...]
Greenville College (Student Visitor Program) Greenville, IL, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Houghton College (Student Visitor Program) Houghton, NY, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Houghton in Tanzania Iringa, Tanzania
Terms: Spring
International Internships Various International Locations, Various Countries
Terms: Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Irish Studies Program Greystones, Ireland
Terms: Spring
Italy Cross-Cultural 2019 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[...]
Jerusalem University College Jerusalem, Israel
Terms: Fall, Spring 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 [...]
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[...]
Kenya Collaboratory Site Team (ROCK & Clubfoot) Kijabe, Kenya
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.
Kenya Collaboratory Site Team (Solar PV) Ol Kalou, Kenya
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.
LA 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 LA Film Studies Center!  Core courses help students explore the role of faith in the entertainment industry; s tudents[...]
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[...]
Living & Learning International Ecuador Quito, Ecuador
Terms: Fall, Spring
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[...]
Malaysia and Borneo Cross-Cultural Course Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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[...]
Malone University (Student Visitor Program) Canton, OH, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Mexico Collaboratory Site Team Oaxaca, Mexico
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.
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: NOTE:  This course is only open to senior Nursing students.  It satisfies NURS 495 as well as the major-specific ELI requirement, and the QuEST cross-cultural requirement.   This course is an Alternative Senior Nursing Prac ticum[...]
NURS 495 Zambia Senior Nursing Practicum Cross-Cultural Course Macha, Zambia
Terms: J-Term Description: NOTE:  This course is only open to senior Nursing students.  It satisfies NURS 495 as well as the major-specific ELI requirement, and the QuEST cross-cultural requirement.   This course is an Alternative Senior Nursing Practicum [...]
NYC Semester New York, NY, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring Description: Journalism, business, and theater students can spend a semester in New York City exploring their discipline and in some cases participating in internships through The King's College NYC Semester. .  
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: The Netherlands Cross-cultural is a three-week experience of a small country with many fascinating qualities. Aside from being the tallest Europeans on average, the Dutch are experts at making the most of their tiny country, 1/3 the size of Pennsylva nia.[...]
Nicaragua Collaboratory Site Team Rama Cay, 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.
Northern Ireland Semester Belfast, United Kingdom
Terms: Spring
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 Panama City, Panama
Terms: Fall, 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.
Poland Agape Service Team Plock, Poland
Terms: Summer
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso Valparaiso, Chile
Terms: Fall, Spring 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
Priority 1 Bronx, NY, United States
Terms: Fall, J-Term, Spring Break
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 [...]
Seattle Pacific University (Student Visitor Program) Seattle, WA, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Southern California Cross-Cultural Los Angeles, CA, United States
Terms: J-Term Description: Join us in sunny, southern California for a service learning cross-cultural immersion experience.  We experience the multi-cultural melting pot of Los Angeles and surrounding areas of southern California.  We serve in downtown Los Angeles a t[...]
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 [...]
Steinbruck Center Washington DC, United States
Terms: Fall
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 Gaiety School of Acting-Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Terms: J-Term Description: The 2019 Gaiety Class dates TBD. The cost is $1500 for this course. Please note: An audition may be required to participate in this program.  
Taylor University (Student Visitor Program) Upland, IN, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
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 [...]
Trinity International University (Student Visitor Program) Deerfield, IL, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
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 [...]
Urban Tree Connection & PA State Park System Mechanicsburg, PA, United States; Philadelphia, PA, United States
Terms: Fall
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[...]
Veritas Christian Study Abroad: London London, United Kingdom
Terms: Fall
Veritas Christian Study Abroad: South Africa Cape Town, South Africa
Terms: Fall, Spring
Veritas Christian Study Abroad: South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Terms: Fall, Spring
W.I.L.D. Gordon Outdoor Leadership Program Adirondacks, New York, United States; Wenham, MA, United States
Terms: Fall Description: Thswi outdoor immersion expereince takes place in Montana and New York. Students will enroll in the following courses:     OEI 241 - Foundations of Outdoor Education - 4CR     OEI 243 - Philosophies and Theories of O utdoor[...]
Westmont College (Student Visitor Program) Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Westmont Urban Program San Francisco, CA, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Wheaton College (Student Visitor Program) Wheaton, IL, United States
Terms: Fall, Spring
Wheaton in Chicago chicago, United States
Terms: Fall
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.