Students can discover a new world when they step out of familiar
surroundings by participating in a variety of short-term off-campus
opportunities offered through Messiah College. Whether studying
wildlife in New Zealand or spending a few weeks in Philadelphia,
students will experience firsthand a way of life that they may have
only read about in books. Three-week cross-cultural courses include
intensive study of the local culture through lectures and readings, as
well as either an extended home-stay or an ethnographic fieldwork
project in the native language. Weeklong service trips provide
students the opportunity to serve alongside their peers while investing
in long-term projects in various countries around the world.
A world of opportunities awaits students seeking to experience life and culture off-campus.