What is it?

The International Service major focuses on understanding the skills and attitudes needed for serving others across language and culture barriers, both in the US and abroad. 

Program Highlights

Learn from faculty with sustained international experience.

Learn to analyze the customs and worldviews of various communities.

Learn models for contextualizing the faith among local communities.

Gain practical experience through a cross-cultural practicum.

Learn to acquire and appreciate a new language and culture.

Learn to read or speak a non-Indo-European language.

Prospective Careers

  • Literacy and education
  • International Christian service
  • Non-profit organization or ministry
  • International Business
  • Social Services
  • Human Resources
  • Language Technology

What will it help me do?

  • Thrive in cross-cultural or multi-cultural environments
  • Become a fearless language learner
  • Learn best practices for helping others across cultures while avoiding common pitfalls
  • Build resiliency for sustained and meaningful multicultural work
  • Develop professional and academic writing skills
  • Serve and advocate for immigrants and refugees in the US or abroad
  • Integrate faith with global awareness and an attitude of service

Who is it for?

Students who want academic, cross-cultural foundations for Christian vocations, whether in the marketplace, in education, or in ministry.

Program Format

4-Year BA Program

All Courses Available by Distance

Senior Year Practicum

Semester-long Courses

Five Optional Minors


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