Learn to work effectively with people of other cultures by developing skills to study, understand and communicate the message of Christ.

Prepare yourself to make a difference in the world of injustice, greed and poverty. Study the whole Bible, as well as the nature of God and His mission in the world. Hone the qualities required to thrive cross-culturally including confidence, maturity, contentment and advanced communication skills. Spend a full year overseas in the GlobeTREK internship (3rd year) which includes a six-month internship with an NGO at a location of your choice. You will work and study under the leadership of seasoned mentors as well as study the local language. You may choose to obtain a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification by graduation.

Intercultural Studies

Prairie’s Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies (BAIS) includes studies in theology, anthropology and cross-cultural communications to increase your understanding of God’s character, His work, and the diversity of human cultures.

Global Social Justice

Investigate the root causes of social injustice and engage cross-culturally in the active promotion of social justice principles to resolve wrongs.

Prairie’s Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies – Global Social Justice (GSJ) major provides a firm grounding in the theories, methods, and practice of social justice involvement, providing the student with the ideal combination of knowledge and skills to successfully continue to master’s level study or obtain entry-level employment in this sector.

GlobeTREK Program

It's your chance to travel the world and experience many cultures

Intercultural Studies Approaches

Learning Around the World

The Interactions with Cultures

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What Students Learn

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What our students are learning around the world

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An eight-month, around-the-world internship that spans at least 10 countries and five continents, completed in the third year of study.

This internship is open to all Prairie College students; however, there is an extensive application and interview process for acceptance into the GlobeTREK year.

The cost is dependent on internship choice, credits taken, travel, health insurance rates, vaccinations and other expenses.

Prairie’s Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies – Global Social Justice (GSJ) major provides a firm grounding in the theories, methods, and practice of social justice involvement, providing the student with the ideal combination of knowledge and skills to successfully continue to master’s level study or obtain entry-level employment in this sector.

A highlight of this program is a 8-month internship that will lead you to at least 10 countries and 4 continents. For the first two months of travel with your fellow students, you will observe and at times participate in ministry with orphans, street kids, prisoners, AIDS victims and former child soldiers. Church planting in a creative access nation, or a post-Christian area, and anti-human trafficking initiatives will also be on the agenda.

Subsequently, you will immerse yourself in a social justice six-month internship with a non-government organization (NGO) at a location of your own choosing. You will work and study under the leadership of local mentors as well as study the local language.

Throughout the entire eight months, you will work towards completing twenty-seven credits of coursework.

Four-Year Degree - Also Available Online

Intercultural Studies

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible and Theology Major (45 credits)

BT 409 Word and World
NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 351 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 343 Reading the Psalms and Wisdom Literature
OT 453 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel
TH 313 Creation to New Creation
TH 332 Theology of Mission
Bible and Theology electives (6 credits)

Arts and Sciences Core (36 credits)

AS 400 Integrative Seminar
HF 111 Thinking and Writing
HF 231 History of Western Civilization I 
HF 232 History of Western Civilization II
SC 230 History and Philosophy of Science
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
SS 273 Cultural Anthropology
SS 336 Field Ethnography
AS/HF/SC/SS elective (6 credits)

Intercultural Studies Major (33 credits)

CM 365-366 Cross-cultural Internship (12 credits)
IS 140 World Religions
IS 259, 261 Internship Preparation Seminar – Parts 1, 2 (1.5 credits each)
IS 351 Cross-cultural Communication
IS 493 Contextualization and Mission
SJ 101 Social Justice Foundations

Electives (3 credits)

Concentration (9 credits)
Choose one of the following concentrations: 
Social Justice
Church Ministry

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

Prairie’s BAIS program will equip you to be a competent cross-cultural worker able to…

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the tools necessary to thrive in a new culture.
  2. Analyze the character and work of God motivating the work of missions worldwide.
  3. Evaluate the diversity of human cultures as expressed in various beliefs, behaviors, and values.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to nurture yourself and others in Christian maturity, within a contextualized church community.
  5. Communicate accurately, both verbally and nonverbally, in daily cross-cultural living.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to live and minister with flexibility, contentment, and productivity in unfamiliar situations.

Intercultural Studies

  • Careers in a cross-cultural setting
  • Overseas missions and ministries
  • Missions education and English instruction
  • Work with refugee population
  • Communications, public policy, education and recreation fields
  • Graduate Studies

Global Social Justice

  • Entry Level work in cross-cultural settings
  • Ministry to migrant and immigrant peoples
  • Disaster relief services and organizations
  • Victim aftercare organizations
  • Community and economic development aid and policy
  • Further studies in intercultural studies, relief & development or divinity

For our Tuition & Fee rates as well as Room and Board please see Fees & Financial Aid

Program Specific Costs:

The third year of Intercultural Studies is GlobeTREK. This year include additional costs above your tuition and fees. The cost is dependant on internship choice, travel, health insurance, vaccinations, food & accommodations. See the GlobeTREK page for more information.

Canada & United States Application

Fall 2024 (September start), Winter 2025 (January start), and Online Education (start anytime) applications are open. 

** Applications are free for the month of March. Use code MARCHFREE **

International Student Application

Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below. 

Master's Application

If you are applying for the Master of Christian Ministry Leadership or the Master of Global Christian Educational Leadership please click the link below. 

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We have launched our Campaign for Greater Impact to provide students with the very best learning opportunities and campus facilities for the decades ahead. 

In Phase One of this Campaign, we plan to invest in much-needed campus renewal, including: upgraded Infrastructure, a new Student Residence, Cafeteria, Worship Auditorium, and expanded Aviation Training Centre. A modern campus requires an investment that is bold, and even expensive, but each Campaign Project is strategic, and designed to enhance Prairie’s campus and student life experience.

Expansion of Prairie Aviation Training Centre

This expansion of PATC’s facility is a key project of Prairie’s Campaign for Greater Impact. It will increase the College’s capacity to train a new generation of Christian aviators to serve God in missions, and also address the growing need for trained pilots in the commercial aviation sector.

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Invest in the next generation of missional professionals. Each year Prairie College distributes over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students. We are grateful for each gift that reduces the burden of students’ tuition and allows students to fulfill their God-given professions.

Prison Bible Encounter Program

Encourage inmates in five institutions across Alberta to discover or reconnect with Jesus Christ. This fund assists the students studying the Certificate in Bible program with scholarships, resources for classes, and instruction. 

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