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Missionary & Third Culture Students

Traveling the world is an incredible opportunity, enabling you to see the world from a unique perspective. There are over 120 students at Taylor who share the experience of being a “third-culture” student. Some have served with their families in missions; some have traveled the globe with the military or for business. Taylor supports MKs and TCKs with an active chapter of MuKappa, a student organization dedicated to missionary and third culture students. The Office of Intercultural Programs cultivates a safe and welcoming environment for international students, American underrepresented students, and missionary and third culture students, and also provides educational and experiential opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty. 

Visit Virtually or in Person

Visiting campus is the best way to get a sense for what Taylor is really like, and if it's a good fit for you. That's why we offer in-person campus visits throughout the year, and virtual visits anytime. Schedule your personal campus tour today!

Applying to Taylor

The application process for third-culture and missionary students is the same as for first-time freshmen. Applications will be reviewed with or without the submission of ACT, SAT, or CLT test scores. More information about Taylor's "preferred, but flexible" approach can be found on the Apply page. 

Office of Intercultural Programs

The Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP) exists to meet the needs of international students, American underrepresented students, missionary kids (MKs), and third culture kids (TCKs). OIP is committed to the racial, cultural and leadership development of OIP students. OIP also enriches the broader Taylor community by implementing programs that promote awareness of diversity-related issues; encouraging positive, respectful, and meaningful dialogue. The office fosters intercultural community at Taylor by cultivating a safe and welcoming environment and educational opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff.

Learn more about Taylor’s intercultural community and programs that bring students together.

Need Help or Ready for Next Steps?

If you have questions about the application process or about Taylor, please contact your Admissions Counselor.