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Foundations in Intercultural Missions

Foundations in Intercultural Missions

The power of transformative friendship among the nations

About the Course

In this course you will develop the Christ-centered missional skills needed to recognize and appreciate the unique reflections of God's image in diverse cultures and languages.

By cultivating meaningful intercultural relationships you will not only foster a deep understanding of the rich tapestry of human diversity, but you will also learn what it means to truly partner with new communities to witness God's transformative impact in their society.

Program Information

Start date:

No upcoming courses

Dates

Arrival Day

Departure Date

September 30, 2021

March 12, 2022

Cost

Training Phase

Outreach Phase

$3,995

$4,000–6,000

Details

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Prerequisite

Marcia Suzuki
N/A
English
DTS
What happens in this course?

We will equip you with practical tools and strategies to understand the cultural intricacies of various people groups, as well as learning their languages through a fun, connected, and relational approach, rather than a traditional, technical, school-like method.

Training Phase (3 months)

What you will learn:

We employ an innovative approach to teaching using Storality (i.e., story-telling) as the central means of instruction, enabling a fun, connected, and relational learning experience.

Language & Culture

Language & Identity

Language Learning

How Languages Work

Cognitive Linguistics

Cultural Awareness

Intercultural Communication

Outreach Phase (3 month)

Immersive practicum

During the practicum you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a village in Papua New Guinea, where you can continue your journey of language learning and cultural discovery. As you engage in daily activities and serve the local community, you will deepen your understanding and appreciation of their unique culture and way of life.
What makes us unique?

Oral Bible Translation

This course comes highly recommended for any YWAMer planning to be involved in Oral Bible Translation (OBT) or intending to serve in a country or nation different from their own.

Language Learning

During the course you’ll have the opportunity to learn the Tok Pisin language of Papua New Guinea. This hands-on experience will allow you to directly engage with a people and culture you’ve been studying, further deepening your understanding and appreciation of human diversity.

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In accordance with State Law, all students and student children must present proof of age appropriate vaccinations in order to attend any program at the University of the Nations—YWAM UofN Kona. Please click here for the vaccination requirements.

Accreditation disclaimer

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.  Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.