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


Student Experiential Learning

Getting Experience: COMMunity Students and the ELI

Academic learning provides a crucial foundation for students preparing for careers and for life, but pairing that with hands-on experience is even better. At Messiah University, our Experiential Learning Initiative, known as “ELI,” requires all students to participate in some sort of experiential learning prior to graduation. From internships, to campus leadership positions, to study abroad and a whole host of other experiences, the ELI makes it possible for students to connect classroom with practice while growing in faith.

Picture of Sarah Ooi and and her friend.

Sarah Ooi: Homecoming Heroine


Enjoying cookies and laughter at a planning meeting, leaving meaningful chalk notes throughout campus and inflating balloons into the wee hours of the morning? All just part of Homecoming committee, according to senior Sarah Ooi.


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Students studying abroad in London.

When in London: Study Abroad Brings Dream Internship, Life-long Lessons


Backpacking in Italy and Greece, attending Fashion shows in England, free beauty products…and an exciting internship to top it all off? Jennifer Morgan ’17 spent a semester abroad in Chelsea, London working as the public relations and editorial Intern for Amazing PR, a beauty and lifestyle agency.

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Hang My Nguyen sitting on a bench.

Finding a Journalistic Voice in Vietnam


As she boarded the plane to Vietnam, Hang My Nguyen felt a rush of nerves and excitement as she thought about the internship that awaited her back home. Nguyen contemplated the changes that may have occurred in her hometown during her nine months away, and hoped that the internship would help her transition back smoothly. Last summer, My Nguyen ‘17 spent three months as an editorial intern at The World and Vietnam Report, agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Hanoi, Vietnam.


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