The Intercultural Studies Program at William Jessup University prepares students for work and ministry in cross-cultural contexts either in the United States or abroad. The curriculum also provides adequate preparation for those desiring to attend graduate school before entering their field of service. Beyond a core of missions theory and content courses, today's Intercultural Studies students need usable skills that fit either traditional missionary roles (e.g. evangelism, youth ministry, Christian education or church planting) or nontraditional cross-cultural roles (e.g. business, TESOL, community development, education, counseling, music or primary health care). The Intercultural Studies curriculum is designed with flexibility for students to choose either of these approaches to cross-cultural life and ministry. WJU Intercultural Studies graduates will demonstrate:
- A vision and burden for God's work in today's world;
- An appreciation for diverse cultures and the sensitive issues involved in cross-cultural communication;
- Self-awareness concerning one's adjustment to diverse cultures;
- A clear understanding of the biblical and theological bases for missions;
- An understanding of cross-cultural ministry theory and methodology;
- The development of cross-cultural ministry skills, especially the ability to make the gospel and one's ministry relevant to local contexts;
- Skill in an area of concentration.
The Intercultural Studies program excels preparing the student for life, profession and ministry in cross-cultural situations through valuable classroom instruction and guided practical experiences.
- Christ-centered, faith-based education
- WASC Accredited
- Internship opportunities. Work directly with those involved long-term in cross-cultural life and ministry.
- Articulation agreements with local community colleges make it easy to transfer to WJU.
- William Jessup University has an experienced financial aid staff who provide multiple payment options including grants, scholarships, and loans.
- Personalized Advising.