International Community Development

Description: 

Why major in International Community Development (ICD)?

In this unique program, you'll experience what it is like to live in a needy society. In addition to studying what the Bible teaches about God's mission to reach the nations through the church, you'll live in a simulated Third-World Village learning problem solving and coping skills that prepare you for life in a developing country. Areas of training include Sustainable Agriculture, Spiritual Development, Small Animal Husbandry, Food Technology, Appropriate Technology, Primary Health and Cross-Cultural Communication & Community Development. Most of the hands-on training takes place at the HEART (Hunger, Education, and Resource Training) Village in Lake Wales, Fla.

Your Future

You'll be prepared for relief and development work, leading mission ventures in The Third World, and effective cross-cultural ministry in a variety of contexts.

Your Next Step

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.  

Featured Faculty: 
David Cashin, professor of Intercultural Studies at CIU David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies

B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden

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Photo of Victor Cuartas Victor Cuartas
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

D.Min., Regent University

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Ed Smither, Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at CIU Ed Smither
Dean, College of Intercultural Studies

B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria

 

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Danisie Stokeld, Educational Assistant Danise Stokeld
Educational Assistant

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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