A list of unreached people groups in Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim contexts.
College of Missions
The North Central University College of Missions prepares students to love God and others, extending God's Kingdom incarnatinoally and cross-culturally by focusing on unreached, oppressed, and impoverished peoples. College of Missions students gain self-understanding, global awareness, missional passion and strategy, effective research, communication and teaching skills through integration of theory and practice learning as they serve in local and international ethnic communities.
Class of 2011
I think the College of Missions will provide a great opportunity for students to get connected with one another and with the issues going on around the world. This will be a great place for any student to hear from the Lord on how he or she can make an impact globally.
The College of Missions offers one major: Intercultural Studies and Languages (ICS). Contained within this major are six tracks:
- Business as Mission
- Children and Youth in Crisis
- International Development
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
- World Missions
These programs of study engage students in one or more of the four Assemblies of God World Missions ministry strategies: reach, train, plant, touch.
Specialized ICS minors allow students to gain in-depth international experience as they study abroad for one semester. Each minor consists of 18 credits.
- Intercultural Studies
- International Development
- Asian Studies
- European Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Arabic Language
- Mandarin Language
- Spanish Language
This handbook serves as your guide to the College of Missions at NCU. It has everything you will need to know about the College of Missions and your specific track. The classes in each track have been handpicked to suit your major and are tailored to the Semester Abroad experience. You will also find information about our philosophy, student groups, faculty, and overseas trips. This handbook is subject to revision, and new versions will be uploaded as necessary. This handbook does not replace your advisor.
North Central University is committed to giving students the best possible education, and studying abroad is one way to go the extra mile in your college education. The College of Missions offers four semester-long experiences for students looking to immerse themselves cross culturally. These experiences are built into each of our tracks and are taken the spring semester of the Junior year. Please visit the Semester Abroad page for more information on all NCU's offerings.
Through the College of Missions, students can study at:
- Asia Pacific Student Abroad Initiative (APSAI) in Bangkok, Thailand
- Cairo Studies Center (CSC) in Cairo, Egypt
- Indian Cultural Studies Initiative (ICSI) in New Delhi, India
- Xi'an Study Abroad Center (XSAC) in Xi'an, China
Please visit each page for information, forms, and application deadlines.
What can you do with an Intercultural Studies degree?
College of Missions alumni work in a wide range of careers: international & U.S. missions, international education, the local church, urban ministries, not-for-profit organizations, child welfare ministries, and international relief development. Graduate study for College of Missions alumni has successfully included: intercultural studies, TEFL, theology, linguistics, social work, organizational leadership, education, public health, marriage and family counseling and individual counseling.
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|Title||4 Year Plan||Credits|
|Latin American Studies||18|
|Middle Eastern Studies||18|
|Modern European Studies||18|
|Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)||23|
A list of sources for People Group Research provided by the International Mission Board.
Objectives of the Antioch Initiative:
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These articles are for use in ICS 240 Introduction to World Religions
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Internships & Summer Trips
Overseas experiences are required of all Intercultural Studies majors. The International Fieldwork option is for the student who does not want to go on a Semester Abroad. Students typically take this trip in the summer of their Junior Year and pair it with the International Internship. Please fill out this application and turn it in to the College of Missions Administrative Assistant.
This checklist will help you plan ahead to gather necessary materials before, during, and after your International Internship.
You must have 2 people (other than family) fill out this reference form and mail it to the College of Missions Administrative Assistant.
Students who are interning overseas in Summer 2015 are eligible to apply for the Worldgate Internship Scholarship.
Please fill out the application and return to the College of Missions Administrative Assistant.
2015 Deadline: March 25
Spring 2015 International Internship Syllabus
All Intercultural Studies majors must complete an 8-10 week international internship during the junior or senior year. Please return this application to your Internship Advisor.
Service Learning Opportunities
Student Missions Fellowship
The Student Leadership Team (previously known as the Student Missions Fellowship) consists of students who are motivated to plan, organize, and implement activities within the College of Missions related to promotion and other activities such as student-led prayer initiatives.
This application is for those who are interested and qualify for one of the four Semester Abroad programs NCU offers. Please fill out this application in its entirety and return it to Vienna Lewin, Administrative Assistant for the College of Missions, Liechty Hall.
Use this checklist to ensure that you have completed all steps neccesary to apply for Semester Abroad.
Have questions regarding our AGWM NCU Semester Abroad programs? Read our FAQ sheet! If you have further questions please contact Vienna Lewin, Study Abroad Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-343-4184.
Please follow the instructions listed regarding reference forms and return three (3) reference forms to Vienna Lewin, Administrative Assistant for the College of Missions, Liechty Hall. email@example.com.
This handbook serves as your guide to the College of Missions at NCU. It has everything you will need to know about the College of Missions and your specific track. The classses in each track have been handpicked to suit your track and are tailored to the Semester Abroad experience. You will also find information about our philosophy, student groups, faculty, and overseas trips. This handbook is subject to revision, and new versions will be uploaded as necessary. Please see your advisor for final confirmation on your track.
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