two year ministry programs:
Diploma in Intercultural Studies
Two Year Program (60 Credits)
Designed for students to:
The highlight of this 2 year program is the 9 month internship across 10 countries. Learn more in our In Depth section. This program is also offered as a 4 year Bachelor degree.
Intercultural Studies: In Depth
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. Throughout the entire nine months, you will work towards completing thirty credits of coursework. The countries may change from year to year. Flexibility is expected.
**American students should note that the two-year Diploma is comparable to a U.S. Associate of Arts degree.
Please note that the GlobeTREK fees are approx. $15,000.
Admission to this program requires completion of a professional post-secondary diploma at least two years in length OR three years of fulltime ministry experience.
During the first year there is an extensive application and interview process for acceptance to the GlobeTREK year.
Four-Year Degree Opportunity: Individuals considering full-time cross-cultural work or graduate studies should enrol in the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies (four-year program).
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Bible & Theology (18 credits)
Arts & Sciences (15 credits)
Intercultural Studies (21 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 better prepare you to contribute effectively within Christ's global Church.
Riding a Camel
Classroom in Mozambique
Over the wall
At the Pyramids