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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. The program fosters spiritual formation alongside academic courses and cross cultural experiences. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in four-week practicum in either Rwanda or Uganda.


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  • Two full years of college
    • Will accept sophomores in extenuating circumstances.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher


  • Courses may meet major or general education requirements.
  • Courses will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
  • 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 Pre-Approval Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015 - December 1, 2014


GoED Africa Deadlines

Spring 2015 - October 15, 2014

Fall 2015 - April 14, 2015





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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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