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. 

TCKs and internationals at a Glance

Number of TCKs and Internationals


Countries represented by citizenship


Countries lived in for at least one year


Languages spoken fluently


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!

Peter Lee
Intercultural and Transfer Admission Counselor

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