Eastern Mennonite University is a Christian-based liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley. All students are required to spend part of their academic career studying in another culture as a guest of a local host family or traveling abroad. Although EMU is affiliated with the Mennonite Church, over half of the student body is made up of other denominations. Peacemaking is one of EMU’s core values and the University’s Center for Justice and Peacemaking hosts a Summer Peacebuilding Institute that has been attended by participants from over 120 countries since its inception.
EMU is a great school with a beautiful campus where you can build strong connections with fellow students for lifelong friendships, and with professors for great references after college or summer internships. At EMU, a cross cultural is worked into the curriculum, so seeing the world is required, and gives you the opportunity to become well rounded. Finally, at EMU, you are a person, where the faculty goes out of their way to work with you, not just a number on campus.
Shelby from Lancaster, PA
If you want community, love for the earth, and cross cultural experience, you'll get it here. Its in the middle of nowhere, but the experiences are unique in that people are wonderful. The classes can be not all to ones liking, but the professors are a joy to be taught by.