We are convinced that Nyack College is the premier location for students to prepare for cross-cultural service. Metro New York is our classroom, offering interaction with over two hundred people groups of the world, with access to the consulates of almost every nation, the U.N., and opportunities to connect with ministries and humanitarian organizations addressing profound global needs.

Our three tracks of International Development, Global Outreach, and Global Entrepreneurship guide students through a specialization built on a core foundation of biblical perspective, faith integration, and intercultural competency.

Take a few moments to navigate our pages to see the specifics of our program. We think we are on the cutting edge of developing international workers who have a heart for service.

Global Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship

In the Global Entreprenurship track of ICS, you will be equipped to make an impact economically, socially, and spiritually, as you prepare to build a business and lead employees in diverse and international environments. Dr. William Jones, Chairman of Board for the of the Coca-Cola Company says “Not all Christians are called to “fulltime ministry,” but all are called to minister fulltime.” We agree. The world needs business owners who view their companies as opportunities to make a difference.
With the world of business at our NYC doorstep, a business faculty with a heart for God and a breadth of successful experience ventures, and contacts around the world, Nyack College is for you.

Selected Courses:

  • Business as Mission
  • International Business
  • Funding Projects and Ministries
  • Economics of Developing Countries
  • Principles of Accounting

Global Outreach

Global Outreach

In the Global Outreach track of ICS, you have access to hundreds of ethnic and multicultural churches, a wide variety of ministries to work with, and the city of New York to study and sharpen your language competency and your cross-cultural skills.
You are required to complete two internships; one in New York City and one in the international context, and we are committed to providing the most interactive classroom possible, with many of your class experiences taught in neighborhoods, outside Mosques and Temples, and with special lectures and presentations from international workers from around the globe. This type of program is only possible in a global city like New York.

Selected Courses:

  • Introduction to Global Engagement
  • Funding Projects and Ministries
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cross-Cultural Adjustment
  • Community Development in Context

International Development

International Development

Prepare for service with international agencies, ministries, and Non-governmental organizations operating in disaster relief and people-centered development sectors. This track utilizes experiential and active-learning models to build a foundational understanding of humanitarian action and its value to the individual, the family, and the community.

Students will have frequent interaction with the personnel of established NGO’s, work on projects using best-practices, and will serve in two internships (one international and on domestic).

Selected Courses:

  • Introduction to Global Engagement
  • Funding Projects and Ministries
  • Disaster Relief and Emergency Response
  • Sustainable Development
  • Cross-Cultural Adjustment
  • Community Development in Context

Our Graduates

Our Graduates

Hello, My name is Amber Arteaga. Graduate of Nyack College December 2015, woot woot! I studied Business Administration and Intercultural Studies.Through my studies at Nyack, I’ve had the chance to combine the two things I enjoy: Business and Humanitarian work. I have the privilege to work as the Business Manager for the Emergency Services department of The Salvation Army Greater New York Division. This has allowed me to work directly with those affected by this past hurricane season, through New York City’s Hurricane Evacuee Service Center and work with Salvation Army’s personnel for their deployment arrangements to impacted areas in the Caribbean. Through Rescue Alliance’s “Don’t Walk By” initiative, I also get to work in partnership with other faith based non-profits who share compassion for our homeless neighbors in New York City. I am able to help with the day to day operations on the finance end, while working closely with those who have been marginalized. The Intercultural Studies program at Nyack taught me how to work in teams, think holistically, and how to care for people with dignity.