INTERCULTURAL STUDIES lays the foundation to share God’s love with those who are different from you—across ethnic, language and national barriers.
About the Program
Intercultural Studies prepares you for overseas missions, ministry to immigrant groups or underrepresented populations in a domestic setting, or work within Christian organizations that respond to needs across cultural lines.
This major emphasizes an immersive educational approach where students will have opportunities for intercultural experiences in overseas or domestic settings. Our MNU team boasts three former missionaries on our full-time staff.
- an intercultural experience in an overseas or domestic multi-cultural setting
- a practical study in a local church or Christian organization
- students with membership in the Church of the Nazarene may also participate in the Ministerial Student Scholarship program (MSSP), which requires field service each semester
There are many scholarship opportunities for Intercultural Studies majors. Ministry students have the potential of receiving roughly $20,000 in financial assistance over four years, significantly minimizing debt and easing the transition into ministry.
- All freshmen receive a $1250 their first semester and another $1250 scholarship once they pass the Introduction to Ministry course
- Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for the Ministry Student Internship Program ($4500-$7500/year)
- Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for the General Ministry Scholarships ($500-$3000/year)