Leadership, Worldview, and Rest
influenced and shaped. When my time at Prairie ends, I think this skill will be so valuable as I go into new communities and work places. The trait of being able to understand someone and be respectful to them whether you agree with them or not, is something that I believe will bring strong relationships that will have a lasting impact on myself and hopefully the other people.
How Community Changes Things
Student: Corbynne Jester
Program: Intercultural Studies
I think the biggest piece of growth I have experienced has come directly from the people I have interacted with. I am surrounded by all kinds of believers, and I enjoy the long talks we often get into about our faith and our attempts to understand God. Beyond that, although it sounds funny to say so, I enjoy being convicted by Christian friends. When I act or speak without thinking, they call me on it. When I may have missed something, they (usually) kindly point it out. I don’t think I realized just how important it is to surround yourself with believers; it is a refreshing of my faith I didn’t expect but joyfully accept!
Prairie College Intercultural Studies Program
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.
The first two years of the program are spent on campus. You will study all the books of the Bible, theology, culture, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
The third year is spent participating in the GlobeTREK program. You spend one month travelling with your team in Asia to see what God is doing there. Then you go on your own to a nation/ministry of your choosing for six months. During this time you will learn the language and culture and minister along with seasoned missionaries. Finally, with your team, you travel for another month in Africa and the Middle East. Your GlobeTREK year will challenge you—in your relationship with God and ministry as well as dealing with injustice and poverty. Your experience will give you new eyes to see the world and a renewed heart for God’s mission as you enter the last year of college.