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About the Cook School of Intercultural Studies

Become a Cross-Cultural Bridge in a Globalizing World

The mission of the Cook School of Intercultural Studies is to equip students to communicate, live and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts to make disciples of all peoples, and impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. The degree programs — ranging from bachelor’s to doctoral — will equip students with the knowledge and interpersonal skills to thrive in a variety of careers. Whether you’re seeking to live and work in a different country or stay in the United States, see how you can make a lasting impact through genuine relationships with your neighbors and at your workplace.

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff are here to support you during your educational journey at Biola. Our faculty have years of intercultural experience in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, and bring depth and knowledge in their areas of expertise.

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The Malcolm Initiative

The Malcolm Initiative mission is the utilization of the arts to glorify God in worship and witness, lifting up the magnificence of Christ toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission and the advance of the global church.

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The Cook School of Intercultural Studies is included in Biola University’s accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).