God has called you to a world-changing, life-touching, culture-bridging mission. Our job is to prepare you for the work ahead.

For more than a century, Biola University has been equipping men and women to fulfill the Great Commission. From our earliest years — when Biola opened a Bible Institute in China — and continuing today, the spread of the gospel throughout the world has remained our driving purpose.

At the Cook School of Intercultural Studies, you will study under committed Christians who bring academic expertise and decades of cross-cultural experience to the classroom. Caring mentors will guide you in your spiritual and academic development. Our main campus is situated in a diverse Southern California setting, offering you a cultural and linguistic laboratory where you can hone your skills. We also offer online degrees and courses, and flexible study options at our global learning centers in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Switzerland. No matter which option you choose, you’ll be prepared with the tools you need to communicate, live, work and fulfill the Great Commission in any cultural setting with sensitivity and effectiveness.

Whatever your specific cross-cultural calling — missionary work, teaching, business, Bible translation — we encourage you to explore Cook’s programs to see how you can be equipped with the tools you need to fulfill the Great Commission.


  • Expert, Caring Faculty

    Learn from the best — a team of highly experienced professors who desire to invest personally in your life, career and ministry.

  • Professional Preparation

    Develop your skills while studying in a diverse Southern California setting that offers countless career and internship opportunities.

  • Distinctly Christian Community

    Grow in your understanding of God’s word within an environment where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.

  • Flexible Options

    Take the courses you need — when you need them — through a range of academic programs that cater to your schedule, interests and goals.

  • Rigorous Scholarship

    Lay a solid foundation for your career or future studies at one of the nation’s leading Christian universities, highly regarded for its commitment to academic strength.

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