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Welcome from International Student Programs




No matter where in the world you call home, your journey in life has led you to Messiah College. You are not alone. You now belong to a vibrant and nurturing community made up of a diverse group of individuals from around the world whose paths now intersect with yours.


Welcome! We look forward to being a part your exciting adventure.


Who We Are

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 like you who are transitioning into the U.S. education system and adjusting to Messiah's unique campus culture. Beyond that, we also walk with you by providing valuable services and by highlighting or creating opportunities and programs that assist you in getting the most out of your college experience—academically, socially, vocationally, and spiritually.


Please visit the various tabs above and on the side for more specific information about programs and services provided by International Student Programs.


Where We Are

International Student Programs is part of the Intercultural Office at Messiah College. Located in the Larsen Student Union, the Intercultural Office also houses three other distinct but interconnected areas: International Programs, Education Abroad, and Multicultural Programs. International Student Programs works in close collaboration with these equally-important areas to carry out the overall mission of the Intercultural Office:

To embrace the diversity of the body of Christ by creating and providing safe, transformative learning environments and opportunities for students to engage the world as reconcilers and servant leaders at home and abroad.