Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


International Student Programs

Greetings from International Student Programs!

Are you a current or prospective international, missionary or TCK student? 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, missionary and TCK students at Messiah by providing services, programs, and guidance leading to personal success and meaningful engagement with the broader campus community.

International, MK, and TCK Student Orientation

We are so excited for your journey at Messiah University to begin! This will certainly be a different than usual semester, but we hope that we can learn and grow together through the challenges. Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to make significant changes to our orientation plans.

Fall 2020 online pre-arrival orientation for International, MK and TCK Students will be available beginning August 12, 2020 (all material will be asynchronous in order to accommodate all time zones). There will be a an in-person orientation beginning Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 9 a.m. 

Immediately after International Student Orientation, you will participate in the general orientation with all students who will be starting their journey at Messiah University.  

The first day of classes is Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Please stay tuned for further information. 

Problem while traveling? If you have an issue while traveling to the U.S., please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach the Intercultural Office at 717-766-2511 x2131. However, if a problem arises outside of regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST), please contact Messiah University's 24-hour dispatch at 717-691-6005, and they will contact the right person to assist you.

Sub-categories of International Student Programs