A commitment to student safety is a hallmark of our study abroad programming. International Programs staff daily monitor media and governmental sources to ensure students are in safe learning environments.
Additionally, safety considerations are built into our programming
and our program approval. Each program, before it is approved for
student participation, is reviewed for safety concerns. International
Programs administrators visit each site to evaluate the program for a
variety of criteria, including safety. Moreover, it may be helpful to
know that all of our programs have on-site directors who orient students
to the culture and prepare them to live and study in their new homes.
Our International Risk Management Committee
reviews all of the locations where Messiah students are studying.
Meeting at least twice each year, the Committee seeks to ensure that our
students will have a safe semester abroad.