Information for TCKs, MKs, and International Students

Houghton has a lot to offer you as an MK, TCK or international student!

Approximately 5 percent of our students are non-U.S. citizens. An additional 5 percent of our students are U.S. citizens who have grown up outside the United States.

We have years of experience in working with MKs, TCKs, and international students. 

Pathway Plan and Minor in American Language and Culture

The Pathway Plan prepares students whose first language is not English for the completion of Houghton College degree. The students take a semester of Intensive Academic English for college language credit and have the opportunity to receive minor in American Language and Culture.

More about the Pathway Plan

Most popular majors for TCKs and Internationals

  • Intercultural Studies
  • Education
  • English
  • International Relations
  • Music

Over 22 missionary organizations are represented

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Christian Missionary Alliance
  • Africa Inland Mission
  • OMF
  • YWAM
  • SIM
  • CURE International

Over 22 international schools are represented

  • Chiang Mai International School (Thailand)
  • Rosslyn Academy (Kenya)
  • Rift Valley Academy (Kenya)
  • Grace International School (Thailand)
  • Faith Academy (Philippines)
  • Dakar Academy (Senegal)
  • Dalat Academy (Malaysia)
  • Christian Academy of Guatemala

We look forward to working with you as you embark upon your college experience in the United States!

Intercultural Admission Counselor

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Peter Lee

Peter works with intercultural students on all issues related to applying to Houghton, financial aid, and visiting campus.