Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Four Year Program (120 Credits)
Courses revolve around:
Intercultural Studies are also available as a 2 year Associate of Arts and a 1 year Certificate program.
Intercultural Studies: In Depth
Prairie's Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies (BAIS) includes studies in theology, anthropology and cross-culture communications to increase your understanding of God's character, His work, and the diversity of human cultures. Prairie also offers a BAIS with an Islamic Studies Major for individuals seeking preparation to work in a Muslim country or with Muslim Background Believers (MBBs).
A highlight of this program is a 9-month internship that will lead you to 10 countries and 4 continents. You will observe and at times participate in ministry with orphans, street kids, prisoners, AIDS victims, and former prostitutes. Church planting in a creative access nation, Bible translation, and anti-human trafficking initiatives will also be on the agenda.
After weeks of travel, you will immerse yourself in a ministry of your own choosing. You will work under the leadership of local mentors as well as study the local language. This six-month Indian experience culminates with a trek through the Himalayas with your fellow GlobeTREK students. Then you will travel to the African continent and observe what God is doing there. The countries may change from year to year. Flexibility is expected.
Throughout the entire nine months, you will work towards completing thirty credits of coursework. Please note that the GlobeTREK fees are approx. $15,000.
An accredited Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate will equip you for overseas English teaching and community-based instruction for recent immigrants and refugees. Whether God leads you overseas or Canada, TESOL Certification is a significant tool to reach those whose first language is not English.
The BAIS program can also be completed entirely through Prairie Distance Education (some course listings may differ). Please see the link to Distance Education in the course overview. Depending on your choice of specialization you may wish to pursue an MA in Intercultural Studies, Missiology, Divinity or a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies.
Prairie’s BAIS program will equip you to be a competent cross-cultural worker able to…
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Bible & Theology (45 credits)
Arts & Sciences (36 credits)
Intercultural Studies (33 credits)
General Electives (6 credits)
For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.
Dr. Emma Karin Emgård Program Coordinator
I simply love to travel! There is such joy in getting to experience the different people and cultures of the world. Besides the intrinsic joy of seeing the world it is also highly pragmatic. The world is shrinking and if your future goals include missions, education, business, communications, recreation, politics, or church ministry, then the BAIS will prepare to contribute effectively within Christ's global Church.
Riding a Camel
Classroom in Mozambique
Over the wall
At the Pyramids