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ELI Experiences

ELI Experiences

Students must complete at least one of the following approved experiential learning opportunities to fulfill their ELI requirement:


All credit-bearing internships that are supervised through the centralized Internship Program in the Career & Professional Development Center will automatically fulfill a student’s ELI requirement.  Academic departments interested in offering practica as ELI must submit an ELI Practica Proposal Form.

Service Learning

Faculty interested in offering a service learning course must complete the ELI Service Learning Proposal Form.  By registering for a service learning course, a student’s ELI requirement will automatically be met.

Off-Campus Programs

All semester-long programs, as well as cross-cultural courses that are managed through the Intercultural Office, may fulfill a student’s ELI requirement. 


Approximately 160 leadership positions at Messiah College are eligible for meeting a student's ELI requirement.  These positions are available through offices such as Residence Life, College Ministries, Student Involvement & Leadership Programs, Intercultural Office, Office of Alumni & Parent Relations, The Collaboratory, Agape Center, The Pulse, and Sustainability Office.  For information on pre-approved positions and how to register, visit the Office ofStudent Involvement & Leadership Programs

Undergraduate Research

Students must communicate to their supervising faculty member their interest in having their research project fulfill the ELI requirement.  Faculty who are interested in supervising an ELI-approved research experience must complete the ELI Research Proposal Form