The internship is a semester-long experience required of all Intercultural Studies (ICS) majors, and its intention is to give those students an opportunity to observe and put into practice the concepts and theories that they have been studying in the classroom. This experience, usually spanning between 10 to 12 weeks, will take place in a cross-cultural setting under the supervision of a competent and experienced mentor, generally a missionary with a number of years of fruitful service in a cross-cultural situation. The student will receive 12 hours of academic credit upon successful completion of the internship.