No matter where in the world our students call home, their journey in life has led them to Messiah College.
From the start, our international, missionary and transcultural students become members of a vibrant and nurturing community made up of diverse students and faculty from around the world whose paths intersect.
The purpose of International Student Programs at Messiah College is to understand and meet the unique needs of international, missionary, and transcultural students by providing services, programs, and guidance leading to personal success and meaningful engagement with the broader campus community.
What We Do
International Student Programs serves as the primary support system for students representing more than 45 countries who are transitioning into or re-entering the U.S. education system and adjusting to Messiah's unique campus culture. Beyond that, we also walk with students by providing valuable services, and by highlighting or creating opportunities and programs that assist students in getting the most out of their Messiah College experience—academically, socially, vocationally, and spiritually.
We are part of the Intercultural Office at Messiah
College which also houses two other distinct but interconnected areas: Off-Campus Programs and Multicultural Programs.
International Student Programs works in close collaboration with these
equally-important areas to carry out the overall mission of the
To embrace the diversity of God's Creation by providing safe, transformative learning environments and opportunities for students to engage the world as reconcilers and servant leaders at home and abroad.
Location & Hours
International Student Programs is located in the Intercultural Office on the second floor of the Larsen Student Union. Our office is open on weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). We are closed on most major U.S. holidays: New Year's Day (January 1), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), U.S. Independence Day (July 4), and from Christmas Day (December 25) through New Year's Eve (December 31).
Click HERE to see profiles of our staff. Please stop by the Intercultural Office on the second floor of the Union to visit us or contact us by phone or by e-mail with any questions or concerns. Our direct-dial extension from campus phones is 2131.
International Student Programs
Messiah College Intercultural Office
One College Avenue, Suite 3050
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1-717-796-1800 (extension 2131)
Click here for instructions on how to call the United States from abroad.
Give Us Your Feedback
We always welcome feedback. Click HERE to respond to a very short form that will help us assess how we're doing and please leave comments and suggestions as well. Thank you!