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International Student Programs

Greetings from International Student Programs

Thanks for visiting us online. Chances are you're 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.

We designed our web pages to be practical and easy-to-navigate. Please see them as an extension of our personal service. On the navigation menu to the left you'll find links to helpful resources on immigration, taxes and other legal matters, as well as information on our various programs, events, and opportunities for involvement. All of it's designed to assist those studying or planning to study at Messiah College.

In short, 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. As we do this, stay connected to us and let us know how we're doing! Thanks and many blessings.


International, MK, and TCK Student Orientation

Fall 2017 International, MK and TCK Student Orientation will run from August 21-25, 2017. If you are planning to attend Messiah College in Fall 2017, please plan to arrive at Messiah College on Monday, August 21 between 10:00a.m.- 3:30p.m. for International, MK and TCK Student Orientation Registration. This will be the start of our four-day orientation. After you have registered for Orientation, you will be able to move into your college dorm room.  

The Fall 2017 Travel and Arrival Form is the best way for us to know your travel plans. It informs us of your pick up needs from the Harrisburg airport, train or bus station. Plus, you will need to sign up for special events during Orientation like dinner at President Phipps’ home. Even if you do not need transportation provided by our office, each International, MK and TCK student is required to complete this form by August 1st. To access this form, please sign in to your MCSquare – accepted student portal and go to the “Welcome Week” tab.

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If your family is able to attend International, MK and TCK Student Orientation with you, they can make reservations for lodging near Messiah College. A nearby hotel, Wingate by Wyndham, offers a special rate for families attending International, MK and TCK Student Orientation.  Details on costs and reserving a room can be found on the Fall 2017 Travel and Arrival Form. Your parents are welcome and encouraged to attend our Parent Orientation, which happens during the same time.

Immediately after International Student Orientation, you will participate in Welcome Week for All Incoming Students. The first day of classes is Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  

Sub-categories of International Student Programs