Nyack’s AA degree in Intercultural Studies is designed to equip students for the engaging opportunities and challenges of our current and future world. It provides the foundation to explore additional education and work in a cross-cultural context. It is designed specifically for the student who wants to get some preparation, but who is not sure which which 4-year degree to pursue.
Why Study Intercultural Studies at Nyack?
- proximity to New York City and its diverse international communities
- experienced professors
- a strong departmental community
- our legacy: Nyack has been preparing intercultural workers for over 120 years.
“One of my professors explained that learning is not simply memorizing facts. It is the creation of meaningful connections in the brain. That is the best explanation of the Intercultural Studies program at Nyack. It is a system of learning that goes beyond the classroom. Through Intercultural Studies, I received practical experience and the tools to work abroad. During my internship in the Middle East, as well as my first two years in South Korea, I was constantly grateful for the perspectives studying Intercultural Studies at Nyack had built into me.”
Rebekah CarrollClass of 2013
“Living on the ethnically diverse campus of Nyack, with close access to the many cultures in New York City, was the perfect environment for studying cross-cultural living. Despite my uncertainty as to how marketable my Intercultural Studies degree would be, when the rubber hit the road in Uganda, I realized how well it had prepared me to live among and serve people of another culture.”
Chrissy ChipClass of 2007
What Will I Study?
- cultural sensitivity and awareness
- core courses that can be transferred into nearly any degree program
- valuable basic ministry skills
- a biblical foundation for mission and intercultural engagement
Those who receive an AA in Intercultural Studies can expect to have a basic foundation of education that will lead to viable internships and experiences that will guide the student towards the completion of a 4-year degree.