February 3rd, 2011
Junior Tara Breitsprecher told the Harrisburg Patriot-News a bit about her observations and experiences in Cairo during the political unrest in that major city. The article was printed Feb. 3. All three Messiah students studying in Cairo have been relocated to Turkey.
Read “At first, Cairo ‘looked like a ghost town.'”
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February 2nd, 2011
Three Messiah College students who were two weeks into their semester-long study abroad program in Cairo, Egypt have been evacuated to Turkey due to the political unrest and demonostrations in Cairo. Several local media outlets covered the story between January 31 and February 1.
ABC 27 News
Fox 43 News
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December 13th, 2010
With the recent news that Messiah is seventh in the nation among four-year colleges for the number of students who study abroad, the Harrisburg Patriot-News talked to students Shaina Gleisner and Luke Smith about their experiences for a December 11 story. The recognition is from the Institute of International Education.
Read “Students relish studying abroad.”
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March 10th, 2010
Sophomore Shaina Gleisner told her hometown newspaper, the Hanover Evening Sun, about her experiences during the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile in the early morning hours of Feb. 27. Gleisner is in her second semester of study abroad in Chile. She was one of the few students who was able to maintain communication with Messiah in the hours following the quake.
Read “South Western grad staying strong in aftermath of Chile earthquake.”
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May 5th, 2009
Messiah, well known locally for its outstanding study abroad program, has been the focus of several local media reports about the H1N1 outbreak. With seven students currently studying in Xalapa, Mexico, as well as in other affected regions around the globe, Messiah is carefully monitoring the latest information.
Read “Seven Messiah College students in Mexico take precautions” from the April 29 Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Read “Messiah College student in Mexico says swine flu worry in states is ‘sometimes extreme’” from April 30 Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Read “In Mexico, a settling of the nerves” from the May 5 York Daily Record.
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January 20th, 2009
Fifteen Messiah College students are in New Zealand for a J-Term cross-cultural experience. Their recent experiences on a rural farm caught the attention of The Gisborne Herald, a New Zealand newspaper on Jan. 19. The paper interviewed several Messiah students about their experiences abroad.
Read “A taste of back-country New Zealand.”
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December 10th, 2008
Three adventurous Messiah College students happened to be on board the “Devil Train” in Ecuador when “Nightline” was filming a segment. When the train derailed, as it often does because the tracks are so rickety, the reporter spoke with the three students about their adventure.
Watch “All Aboard the Devil Train” from the Dec. 4 episode of “Nightline.”
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