Intercultural Studies

Our goal is to develop articulate professionals and thoughtful international workers who are able to serve in today’s demanding and shifting contexts. Built on the foundation of biblical truths, our Intercultural Studies degree program prepares students to integrate Jesus-centered faith with practical and fruitful leadership skills among peoples around the globe.

Why choose Intercultural Studies at Crown?


  • Gain valuable hands-on experience.


  • Explore and develop your understanding of the Bible and the Church overseas.


  • Learn how to lead people all over the globe.
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The world is watching.

You are the light of the world. Prepare to lead with excellence no matter the cultural context. Crown’s Intercultural Studies program blends expert professors in both Pastoral Ministry and International/Intercultural contexts to give the students excellent training in all aspects of their future ministry. The network of students and faculty you create multiplies the effectiveness of course work and confirms your call to this type of ministry.

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I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.


Nora Xiong



You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Intercultural programs offer a rich amount of resources and opportunities for Crown College Students.


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Minors are a great way to personalize your education.

1These electives are in addition to those required in the Core Curriculum.

1The Core Curriculum requirements of ENG 131 – English Composition and ENG 132 – Writing and Literature cannot fulfill an English elective.

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Senior year extended international internship

Most internships are limited to short term missions/ministry experiences. Crown offers a full semester internship with an established ministry mentor on site and regular communication with your Crown Advisor. This gives a real-world experience that multiplies the effectiveness of course work and confirms for the student their call to this type of ministry.

What Will I Study?

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Internship
  • Encountering World Religions
  • Contextualization, Transformation and Global Theology
  • Change Agentry
  • International Relations and Institutions
  • International Transitions Practicum
  • Faith, Religion and Political Powers
  • Alliance Ministries
  • Principles of Ministry Leadership
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