Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is preparing to welcome students for an in-person, on-campus start in August 2020 with flexible learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


Cross-Cultural Courses

Current Offerings

Below is a list of potential cross-cultural courses for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.  

Click on the course name for more information and to begin your application!

These courses are one exciting way to fulfill your general education/QuEST cross-cultural requirement during your time at Messiah College!  Complete your application soon to avoid being wait-listed for your first choice program.  (A non-refundable deposit of $200 will be required upon acceptance to a course, not upon application.)    

If you are considering a cross-cultural course to graduate, please be sure to explore other options as well, as students are not guaranteed spots on a cross-cultural course.

J -Term 2021

Faculty Leader


Costa Rica Scott Weaver Accepting applications
Jamaica Paul Johns & Neville Tomlinson Closed

Netherlands & Belgium

John Bechtold  & Katy Bechtold


Southern California

Shelly Skinner & Mara Wilcox


IDCC 260/BIOL 290 Ecological Anthropology of New Zealand


David Foster & Jeff Erikson



NURS 495 – Thailand Nursing Senior Practicum

Mel Seitz & Carol Stein

Accepting applications

NURS 495 – Zambia Nursing Senior Practicum

Wanda Thuma-McDermond  &

Jeff Stroup

Accepting applications

THEA 362 - Ireland Gaiety School of Acting

Ed Cohn & Dan Inouye

Accepting applications

May Term 2021

Faculty Leader


Canada Nathan Skulstad & Lydia Skulstad Accepting applications
France Heather DravkRobin Lauermann Accepting applications


John Beaney & TBD

Accepting applications
Malaysia & Brunei Erik Lindquist & Bernardo Michael Accepting applications
Rwanda Obed Mfum-Mensah & TBD Accepting applications
IDCC260/BIBL 204 Turkey & Greece Sharon Putt, Keith Putt, & Emerson Powery Accepting applications
BIOL 218 Healthcare in the Developing World Larry Mylin & Phil Thuma Accepting WAITLIST applications