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Student Visitor Program

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 disposal. To learn about off-campus programs sponsored by Consortium schools, visit the Christian College Consortium web site.

Students must be in good academic standing at Messiah to be considered for the program. 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.

Courses taken at Consortium schools will appear on Messiah transcripts with a letter grade. These courses may meet some general education or major requirements. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.


Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in Consortium school-run, semester-long, INTERNATIONAL programs. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived. Participation in domestic programs does not meet cross-cultural requirements.


Costs: 2014-2015
Students will pay the tuition fees of Messiah or the visiting school, whichever is higher and the room and board costs of the visiting school. This is paid to the Messiah College Business Office.  Note: additional fees you may encounter include (but are not limited to) visas, transportation, immunizations, and course fees.  Deposits (which are subtracted from students' Messiah bills) are typically requested within two weeks of acceptance and can range from $500 - $900. 

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.

Messiah Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2014 -December 1, 2014


Begin the application process here!


Schools in the Consortium

Asbury College

One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390
859-858-3511 x2109

Malone University
515 25th Street Northwest
Canton, OH 44709
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive #2375
St. Paul, MN 55112-6999
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

George Fox University

414 North Meridian Street
Newberg, OR 97132

Taylor University

236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989

Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Greenville College

315 E. College Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246

Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Houghton College

One Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744

Wheaton College

501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187


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