Wed 28 Jul 2010
One of the really cool things about Messiah is the huge international student base we have right here in the middle of campus. We actually have students from over 45 states and 30 different countries. That, plus the number of exchange programs and countries in which we have study abroad programs (40+) ranks us 14th in the US for sending students abroad. Even if you’re studying on campus though, you’re going to get a taste of international life, thanks to the large number of international student boards and committees. Whether it’s the African Student Union, the Asian Student Association, ISA/MUKAPA, La Alanza Latina, or the Middle Eastern Student Association (to name a few), students have a ton of opportunities to get involved in an international base. These groups are responsible for a huge number of festivals and other events on campus, often featuring food, dancing, and customs native to their respective cultures. It’s always a really educational and fun experience, and can be found right here at Messiah!