"I began to understand my vocation not as one that brings God but rather as one who joins where God is already at work transforming lives."

isaiah '14

At Trevecca University, we believe that God has a unique plan and purpose for your life. As someone who has felt a calling toward a career in international relations, you deserve an educational environment that aligns with your values while supporting you in your goals. With this in mind, we created the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program.

The degree in Intercultural Studies is designed for students preparing for cross-cultural Christian ministry in situations, both domestic and global, in which knowledge of intercultural dynamics is essential and in which a marketable skill will allow for cultural engagement, creative access, or bi-vocational support. The major will be supplemented by a minor in English Language Learner, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, or Social Work.

What our students say

"Because of this major, I have had so many amazing opportunities-from teaching students in Florida about accepting the call to ministry to having an internship in a country with restricted access to the gospel.

Before I even graduated, I got a job to teach English in Thailand as a missionary. I will be using my language skills to learn both Thai and Lahu while making friends and Christ-like disciples. I can’t wait for what God has in store for me in this new chapter of my life."

Ingrid Kiper '14

"My time with the Intercultural Studies department here at Trevecca introduced me to a way of living that seeks not to distance myself from poverty and brokenness but rather to engage with it, dwelling in the midst of it.

Through multiple courses that radically reformed my understanding of mission, discussions with those already in ministry, and spending time abroad in Eastern Europe, I began to understand my vocation not as one that brings God but rather as one who joins where God is already at work transforming lives."

Isaiah '14