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Go ED Africa


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.  Uganda is repairing its social structure after civil wars in the 1980s, and the new government of Rwanda has been working to build peace and unity since its start in 1994. 


The program fosters spiritual formation alongside academic courses and cross cultural experiences. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in local service projects in Rwanda and Uganda.


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Students must have completed two full years of college and have at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for the program.  Will accept sophomores in extenuating circumstances. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.

The academic courses may meet major or general education requirements and will receive a letter grade. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades. Please refer to the grade conversion chart. Some of the course offerings are listed below.


Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program.  Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.

Costs: 2014-2015

Messiah tuition, room and board.

Fee covers tuition, housing, meals, round-trip international airfare provided by GoEd, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation.  Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) local transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees.  


Messiah Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


Begin the application process here!





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“Every time you experience another culture firsthand, you get a glimpse of what it is like to see the world through the eyes of another. Once again, my worldview was shaped and stretched.”

--Brittany Brendsel


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