Earn Your Associate of Arts in Intercultural Ministry

Bethany Global University’s Associate of Arts program prepares students to work in a variety of cross-cultural contexts upon completing their degree. Students learn from professors with years of field experience. Through this program, students gain practical skills in discipleship, cross-cultural communication, and language learning.

Students study online for the two-year program and participate in a 14-week intercultural practicum overseas, a condensed version of our bachelor’s Global Internship program. Our A.A. curriculum follows the same format as the first year of our Intercultural Ministry Studies B.A. degree.

What Skills Will I Develop?

  • Intercultural ministry preparation
  • Biblical and theological studies
  • Personal spiritual development
  • Explore global ministry and the Church
  • Language learning
  • World religions
  • Cross-cultural experience

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Serve with local or international churches and ministries 
  • Work with nonprofit organizations
  • Live and serve overseas
  • Learn how to apply discipleship and church planting strategies
  • Continue higher education at BGU by transferring to a Bachelor’s degree program

Global Internship Program

BGU A.A. students take part in our Global Internship program, learning what it means to live and serve in a cross-cultural setting. We have sites all over the world, including in the U.S., where students gain cross-cultural experience and learn from ministry partners.

Additional Resources

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