Intercultural Studies Careers and Outcomes

One year after their graduation from houghton

100% of intercultural studies majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.  75% were employed and 25% were attending graduate school. The survey was administered to Houghton graduates of the class of 2013 one year following their graduation.

Selected employment after one year.

  • ESL Teacher, Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo, NY
  • Teaching Assistant, SIL International, Thailand
  • Campaign Coordinator, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Orlando, FL
  • Refugee Employment Specialist, Church World Service, Durham, NC

Selected grad school enrollment after one year.

  • M.A. Applied Linguistics, Payap University, Thailand
  • M.A. Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Ed. Niagara University

Intercultural Studies Alumni

Paul Shaffner '06

Paul Shaffner

Director, Science Career & International Education | Penn State University

M.S., Geography (Penn State University)

Anna Wright '12

Anna Wright

Research and Communications Associate | Westchester Children's Association

(White Plains, NY)

Ryan & Carolyn Klejment-Lavin '07

Ryan & Carolyn Klejment-Lavin

Partnership and Outreach Director |  Footstool Missions Center, Korea

M.S., Management (Hope International University) (Ryan)

Member Care Coordinator | Footstool Missions Center (Carolyn)

What can I do and where can I go with a major in Intercultural Studies?

Houghton's intercultural studies major will prepare you to serve in careers such as community development, relief, health services, education, general missions, evangelism, church planting, theological education, administration, Bible translation, and literacy in both nearby and global cross-cultural settings.

Houghton College intercultural studies alumni serve in the top mission agencies today, including:

  • Wycliffe (Bible translation)
  • SIM
  • Wesleyan World Missions
  • HCJB World Radio

Hundreds more serve diligently in the front lines of cross-cultural missions as translators, doctors, educators, evangelists, broadcasters, relief workers, and more.

Intercultural studies majors are well prepared for graduate studies. The graduate schools our alumni have attended include:

  • Alfred University
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Buffalo State University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Mansfield State University (PA)
  • Nazareth College
  • Regent University
  • St Bonaventure University
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Trinity International University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of South Carolina
  • Wheaton College Graduate School

For more information on career planning, visit the Houghton College Vocational Opportunities and Career Advising Center (VOCA).
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