Foundations for Intercultural Studies

85% – That’s a huge percentage of Muslims who have never heard about the love of Jesus.

Do you have a passion and a heart for our Muslims friends? Have you always wanted to get to know them better over a cup of coffee or tea and start to build relationships with them?

Then don’t wait any longer! Sign up to join the FIS and join our team working with North Africans!

The Foundations for Intercultural Studies course aims to build pioneers who will be on the field long term. This training will allow you to integrate and put into practice different topics such as:

  • Knowing and understanding Islam and Muslims
  • The exchange and adaptation of new cultures and reconciliation in those cultures
  • Living overseas as an expatriate.
  • Building bridges between Christians and Muslims.
  • Starting a business for missions.
  • How to communicate and build relationships with supporters and churches.
  • Biblical Foundations in Missions.
  • Language learning.
  • Project Planning and teamwork.
  • Principles for the multiplication of disciples.
  • Storytelling
  • And so much more!

You will learn with experienced teachers how to grow in the field and have the opportunity to put into practice what you learn directly in Southern Europe or the North African region.

Southern Europe is full of large numbers of people with immigrant background, specifically from North Africa but also different nations around the globe; and North Africa is 99% Muslims. The harvest is so plentiful!

During this school, you will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful culture of North Africa and put into practice what you have learned while benefiting from the support of the team you join. Together you will discover and develop life in the field as you are immersed in the life and habits of North Africans through language learning and hanging out with locals.      

Historically, YWAM Provence and YWAM North Africa, have been and remain a springboard for equipping and sending workers across the borders. We work with experienced people from many backgrounds who have expertise in Africa, Asia and Europe among many different people groups such as Mongols, Pygmy, Fulani, Touareg, and Malians.

The school is oriented towards North Africa, but will equip you for involvement as a whole in the wider Muslim world.

Practical information

School dates: 

Next FIS September 25, 2023 to March 9, 2024

Cost of the school:

2500€ lecture phase + outreach 2000-3000€ (this varies according to the site)

Included in the lecture phase: teaching, accommodation, food and a trip of about 3 weeks in North Africa.

This does not include your insurance (health, travel) or visa fees.

UofN credits (University of the Nations):

Lecture phase : 12 credits (HMT 271)

Outreach phase : 12 credits (HMT 272)

How to apply ?
You can start the process by clicking the button to download the application pack.

How to make a payment ;

–Bank transfer
– Bank check
–Payment through PayPal
–Payment through credit card

You will find all the information on our payment page. Just click on the button below.

If you have any questions regarding the FIS please do not hesitate to ask. Simply use the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page putting FIS in the subject line.

Our postal address is :
550 Chemin des Belles Jeannes
26130, St Paul-Trois-Châteaux

Phone number : +33 (0)4 75 96 79 40

Who is it for ?
You did a DTS (Discipleship Training School) and you want to continue serving in the medium or longer term especially in the Muslim world? This school is surely for you!

DTS is the prerequisite for not only becoming YWAM staff, but also for YWAM’s second-level training. Most DTSes are registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations.

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