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Go ED Mekong


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 of the relationship between exploitation and its root causes: poverty, discrimination, exclusion and violence.” The program fosters spiritual formation alongside academic courses.  In additional to classroom instruction, students participate in service projects / internships with local NGOs.


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  • Junior and senior status; will accept sophomore in extenuating circumstances
  • 3.0 GPA


  • Courses may meet general education or major requirements.
  • Courses will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
  • Students will meet their third language requirement by participating in this programs. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.


Costs: 2014-2015

Messiah tuition, room, 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) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees.  The deposit is typically requested within two weeks of acceptance.


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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