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Jerusalem University College Messiah College Intercultural Office Off-Campus Study Checklist
Inquiry
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Visit your Academic Advisor
Meet with your advisor to make sure you can work an enrichment semester into your schedule
and to select courses that may meet general education or major requirements for your field of
study.
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Passports
Please begin now applying for your passport if you do not already have one. Passport checklists
and applications are available in the Intercultural Office. You can also purchase passport photos
in the Intercultural Office. You need to allow at least 6 weeks for your passport to be processed.
Application
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Messiah Application: Apply online: www.messiah.edu/studyabroad/apply
The online Messiah application system is the first step in the process of applying to study off
campus. This process will allow you to complete forms and sign electronic documents, making
the process for Messiah smoother and easier.
Jerusalem University College Application
You will need to complete the follow items for your Jerusalem University College application.
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Statement, Agreements, Release of Liability
Students must complete the Health Statement Part I found as part of the Statement, Agreements,
Release of Liability section of the application. Do not forget to date and sign the form. If you
have/had one or more of the illnesses marked with an asterisk OR are over 50 years of age, you
must have your physician complete the physical examination form – Health State – Part II
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Three References:
1. Academic Reference - request this be completed by your academic advisor
2. Dean of Students - Student Affairs Reference - request this be completed by Dean
(or Associate Dean) of Students or your Residence Director.
3. Pastor’s Reference – request this be completed by your pastor
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An Official Transcript
An official transcript can be requested from the Register’s Office web site at
http://www.messiah.edu/offices/registrar/pdf/Transcript%20Request%202012.pdf or on
MCSquare → Self Service Menu → Student and Financial Aid → Student Records → Request
Printed Transcript
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Fee ($215 total)
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$50 - non-refundable application fee
$100 - deposit
$65 - map materials fee
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Mail the above items to:
Admissions Office
Jerusalem University College
4249 East State Street, Suite 203
Rockford, IL 61108
Application Deadlines
Spring 2014 - October 15 / Fall 2014 – Deadlines will be posted in November 2013
Note: Completed applications must be submitted by these deadlines; students who miss these
deadlines may be required to pay additional fees for their flights.
Follow-up
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Once You Have Been Accepted into the Program
Notify the Intercultural Office
Once you have received confirmation that you have been accepted into the program, download
information in Terra Dotta to secure your travel arrangements. You need to secure, complete,
and submit the following:
International Student Identity Card (application available in the Intercultural Office)
Travel Information Form
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Complete action items, questionnaires, and material submissions in Terra Dotta.
www.messiah.edu/studyabroad/apply
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Attend Pre-Departure and Reentry Orientation Sessions
The following orientation sessions have been planned to help prepare you for your semester
abroad.
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Health and Safety in an International Environment
Cross-Cultural Adjustment & Communication
Growing Globally
SAFE: Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (for women)
Complete an Off-Campus Study Course Approval Form
When you take classes off campus, you should check with the Registrar and your Academic
Advisor to determine whether the courses you choose will meet general education or major
requirements. You can do this by completing an off-campus study form and submitting it to the
Registrar’s Office.
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Register on MCSquare
Even though you will be studying off-campus for the following semester, you still need to
participate in Messiah class registration; you will not choose specific classes, rather you will
select your program.
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Complete the Following:
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Make a $215 deposit (which is subtracted from students’ Messiah bills) within
two weeks of acceptance.
You may be required to complete a variety of paperwork from your program
partner, submit photos, or apply for a visa.
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Vaccinations
You should visit your doctor or a travel clinic to secure the proper vaccinations for your trip.
*Check out the Centers for Disease Control World Wide Web site for more information on
recommended vaccinations: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/vaccinations.htm
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Have a Great Time in Israel!
Returning Home
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Once You Have Returned to Campus the following semester:
Attend a Mandatory Half-day Re-entry Retreat
Details will be sent before you return to campus.
To learn more about this program, visit the Education Abroad Homepage: www.messiah.edu/studyabroad
For More Information Contact:
Wendy Lippert (ext. 6089) / Faith Minnich (ext. 7373)
[email protected]
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