The Global Community Development Department is designed to equip students for the engaging opportunities and challenges of our current and future world–at home or beyond our borders.  Our curriculum provides foundational and specialized skills for work in business, non-profit, humanitarian, diplomatic, and Christian ministry sectors.

Why Study Global Community Development at Nyack?

  • Relevant programs of study
  • Proximity to New York City and visits to ethnic neighborhoods
  • Experienced professors
  • A strong departmental community
  • An intercultural legacy: Nyack has been preparing intercultural workers for over 130 years.


Global Outreach, Intercultural Entrepreneurship, International Community Development

What Will I Study?

  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Skills for business and/or non-profits in both relief and development
  • Ministry skills
  • Bible knowledge and application
  • Two internships enable students to gain practical experience domestically and internationally.

Career Opportunities

An Intercultural Studies major can expect to have a solid foundation leading to a variety of career opportunities. As with most college programs, graduate level studies will enhance the opportunities, but the foundation of Intercultural Studies will prepare students for a career in:

  • Church leadership or Church administration
  • International ministry
  • International community development
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Military

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Intercultural Studies program in the past ten years have served in many places around the world.  They are doing church planting, community development, working for nonprofit organizations, and teaching English in countries around the world.