BY BOISE BIBLE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Intercultural Studies examines the cultural differences and similarities of people around the world. Many students in this field at Boise Bible College (BBC) focus on bridging gaps among communities in order to bring the Gospel to the billions of unreached people around the world.

WHY DO WE NEED INTERCULTURAL STUDIES MAJORS?

When taking the Gospel across cultural and linguistic barriers, you need preparation. Also, going into these communities, whether in the Western world or around the world, requires a level of cultural intelligence. In addition, the Church desperately needs people who can engage well cross-culturally with the love of Christ in today’s context.

“Every culture needs to be appreciated, because every culture is broken and every culture is beautiful. The point is that we gather together in community to travel with the Gospel.”

Professor Danny Harrod

The Intercultural Studies degree at BBC is for those wishing to prepare for a lifetime of cross-cultural service. Hence, students in this program prepare the heart and mind to live a difficult, challenging, and exciting life of engaging with people around the world. However, many believe becoming a missionary is the natural path for an Intercultural Studies major.

But, THERE ARE MANY POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language Teacher
  • Bible Translator
  • Professor
  • Community Development
  • Mobilization Minister
  • Human Resources
  • Urban Ministry Administrator
  • Director of a Faith-based Organization
  • Non-profit Director or Manager
  • Missional Community Leader
Graduates of the Intercultural Studies Program

No other degree at BBC has a laser focus on the global needs of justice, commitment to the poor, long term community development, sustainability, and cross-cultural discipleship. Ultimately, this degree equips students to be able to serve Christ in cross-cultural settings with cultural intelligence and Christian humility.

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