Intercultural Studies Internships
The ICS Internship is an 8-week overseas missions experience led by a Northwestern Intercultural Studies professor, during which students visit a variety of ministries, cultures, countries, and religious groups. The goal of this internship is to give students exposure to missions on a world-wide front, which usually means stopping in about 4 different countries around the globe. The ICS Internship leaves every fall, mid-October to mid-December. The first half of the semester is spent in a Preparation Workshop and other courses that help students get ready for what they are about to experience.
2012 ICS Internship
Preparations for the fall 2012 ICS trip are near completion with the trip destinations and team participants confirmed. Destinations scheduled include Japan, Thailand, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom. A team of 19 students and two trip leaders are in the final stages of preparing for the cultures and countries to be visited. Keep up with the Team by visiting the trip blog at: http://www.2012icsfall.blogspot.com/
2011—Portugal, South Africa, and Mozambique
The 2011 Team of 15 students and two trip leaders have just completed serving in ministry. Read the trip blog to find out more.
Past ICS Internships
2010—England, Portugal, Bethlehem, Thailand, and Southeast Asia
The 2010 Team consisted of 16 students and two trip leaders. They learned and served in ministry in several locations in churches, schools (teaching English), and ministries. Read the trip blog for further information.
2009—China, Thailand, and Southeast Asia
2008—France, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, Thailand, and Tokyo
The team of 18 students and two leaders (and one spouse) traveled to learn and serve in ministry by attending a conference, teaching English, singing and performing, and assisting in a school building project.
2007—Europe and Africa
2005—Europe and Africa
Other Options for ICS Internships
Students may also choose from the two alternate tracks listed below.