Study Abroad

Your Messiah College education spans the globe.

We may look like a quiet, suburban campus in central Pennsylvania, but at Messiah your college experience expands beyond Grantham and reaches around the globe. You study in one of more than 40 different countries, strengthening the groundwork you’ve been laying at Messiah all along—how to hear different perspectives and how to weave new insights into a vision that is your own.

Messiah College’s study abroad program is recognized as one of the best in the nation. We are consistently ranked in the top 20 schools in the nation for sending students abroad.* Last year more than 400 students earned academic credit studying abroad.

Explore your global travel options.

Our Education Abroad Office will help you select the destination, program and course of study that best fit you and your interests. If your major doesn’t leave room for a whole semester or year abroad, you might consider one of our short-term programs—perhaps a cross-cultural during J-Term or May-Term, a spring break service trip, a summer international internship, a sports ministry trip or a multi-country tour during the International Business Institute.

The opportunity to study abroad is life changing. However you choose to experience it, when you return home from an experience abroad, you realize that you see the world very differently. Because you’ve been there, the broader world feels more real. Events that once seemed remote now feel close, and you realize that as a global citizen how you respond to them matters.

*according to the Institute for International Education’s annual Open Doors Survey

“Students are also more aware than ever that developing intercultural competencies—including an ability to interact with others different from themselves—is key to remaining competitive in today’s global marketplace."

~Faith Minnich, director of international programs

Nick Hemming `13

An exotic Belizean escape from the United States’ hustle and bustle presented public relations major Nick Hemming `13 with countless adventures.