PurposeMillersville International House (MIH) was founded in cooperation with Eastern Mennonite Mission in 1987 to be a multicultural community where international students can thrive in personal relationships, professional development and spiritual formation.
HistoryThe 10 acre campus was originally built in the early years of the 20th century as an orphanage. The two brick mansions have been updated to accommodate modern student life. All meals are served in the main house dining room. Residents enjoy a study room with internet connected computers. The living room may be alive with piano or guitar or be a place to hangout and watch the television or play games. There is also a game and exercise room.
Also on the campus is the original brick school house where the English Language Institute operates providing tutoring service to all interested international students.
Presently, about 30 residents from 15 countries find rich opportunities to learn about the world while finding a friendly place to adapt to their new home in Pennsylvania. These residents study at several different educational institutions in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area.
Pennsylvania means "Penn's Wood." In 1681, the King of England made William Penn the proprietor of a large tract of land much of which is Pennsylvania today.
Penn was committed to religious freedom in a day of great intolerance. Pennsylvania became a home to many religious "dissenters." Today, it is possible to explore the rich spiritual topography of Pennsylvania and learn what a commitment like that of William Penn means over three centuries later.
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