The intercultural studies program at Fresno Pacific University is designed for everyone who’s ever wanted to live and work amidst another culture. Our program will help you develop perspectives and knowledge necessary to function and serve in our global community. You will learn a broad understanding of the world and develop the tools needed to understand, work and minister effectively in different settings.


  • Opportunities to explore new cultures through study abroad programs or focus series
  • Opportunities for local and global missions
  • A diverse campus community to engage in cross-cultural exploration

Career opportunities

Graduates possess the tools and comprehension needed to work and minister effectively in various cultural settings and have gone on to work locally and globally in missions, nonprofit and business.

Program director

Darren Duerksen
Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Director & Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies