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International Student Programs

International Student Programs

Greetings from International Student Programs!

Are you a current or prospective international student (F-1 visa holder, missionary kid or third culture kid)? Have you spent considerable time outside of the US? Are you interested in learning more? 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.

Navigate through our links for resources on immigration, taxes and other legal matters, and information on our various programs, events, and opportunities for involvement.

We exist to understand and meet the unique needs of international (F-1, MK and TCK) students at Messiah by providing services, programs, and guidance leading to personal success and meaningful engagement with the broader campus community.

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International Student Orientation 2023

We are so excited for your journey at Messiah University to begin! We are looking forward to welcoming you and your families to our campus. Here are some important details for International Orientation 2023:

International (F-1 visa holders, missionary kid and third culture kid students) should check in and begin moving in (for residential students) on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 2pm - 4pm on the first floor of Eisenhower Campus Center.

International Orientation sessions will take place from Wednesday, August 16 through Thursday, August 18 (including a shopping trip!)We will be joining with Multicultural Student Programs for Coffeehouse on Thursday evening. 

The first day of classes is Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

If you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to contact International Admissions ( or Director of International Student Programs Amy Nicols ( 


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