Intercultural Studies and International Development at Houghton College
Prepare for the challenge of today's multicultural world.
Do you want to follow God's leading to make a difference in an intercultural setting around the globe or in the United States? If so, either the Intercultural Studies major or the International Development major is for you!

The Intercultural Studies major and the International Development major prepare you to join Houghton graduates serving around the world and the US in fields such as missions, Bible translation, community and international development, health services, education, relief work, refugee services and other service-oriented vocations in diverse cultural contexts.

(Read-Culture at Work: The value of intercultural skills in the workplace)

What Can I Do With My Degree?
Career Fields
  • Community Development
  • Relief
  • Health Services
  • Education
  • Missions
  • Bible translation
  • Evangelism
  • Literacy
Graduate Studies
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Nazareth College
  • Regent University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Trinity International University
  • University of Buffalo
  • Wheaton College Graduate School

Intercultural Studies News
Majors & Minors
  • Intercultural Studies Major
    • Missions concentration
    • Linguistics concentration
    • Development concentration
    • Spanish concentration
    • TESOL concentration
    • Urban studiesconcentration
  • International Development Major
  • Intercultural Studies Minor
  • International Development Minor
  • Linguistics Minor
  • Missions Minor
  • Public health Minor
  • TESOL Minor
Intercultural Studies Alumni
Paul Shaffner '06
Educational Consultant,
Morrison Academy
Houghton Stats
1 year after graduation 100% of Intercultural Studies majors are employed or in graduate school.
According to a recent survey
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