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International Student Programs

International, Missionary and Third Culture Student Orientation

Fall 2016 International, Missionary and TCK Student Orientation will run from August 21-25, 2016. If you are planning to attend Messiah College in Fall 2016, please plan to arrive at Messiah College on Sunday, August 21 between 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for International Student Orientation Registration. This will be the start of our four day orientation. After you have registered for Orientation, you be able to move into your college dorm room.  

Please log in to your McSquare Student Portal to submit your International Arrival form as soon as you've made your travel plans and let us know if you need us to pick you up from the Harrisburg airport, train, or bus station. 

If your family is able to attend International Student Orientation with you, they can make reservations for lodging near Messiah College. (Details for a nearby hotel that offers a special rate for families of Messiah Students can be found with the International Arrival form.) Your parents can attend our Parent Orientation, which happens during the same time.

Immediately after International Student Orientation, you will participate in Welcome Week for all First-Year Students. The first day of classes is Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  

Greetings from International Student Programs

Thanks for visiting us online. Chances are you're a current or prospective international, missionary or TCK student. Whatever brings you here, we welcome you and hope you find what you need. If not, please get in touch with us so we can help.

We designed our webpages to be practical and easy-to-navigate. Please see them as an extension of our personal service. On the navigation menu to the left you'll find links to helpful resources on immigration, taxes and other legal matters, as well as information on our various programs, events, and opportunities for involvement. All of it's designed to assist those studying or planning to study at Messiah College.

In short, we exist to understand and meet the unique needs of international, missionary and TCK students at Messiah by providing services, programs and guidance leading to personal success and meaningful engagement with the broader campus community. As we do this, stay connected to us and let us know how we're doing! Thanks and many blessings.


Sub-categories of International Student Programs