From it’s start, YWAM has been focused on training and sending missionaries with the purpose of impacting all areas of society (business, government, arts, media, family, etc). It was only natural for an international and interdenominational Christian university to be born out of our strong emphasis on education as an organization. Since 1978, when you complete any YWAM Missions Training course, you receive credit through the University of the Nations (or “U of N” for short). Nifty!
What makes us unique?
Taking courses with the University of the Nations is not exactly like pursing a degree at your local state or private college. It’s a unique experience! Our modular education system allows you to focus on one topic at time in 12-week increments. You’ll hear from a variety of teachers (as opposed to just one professor), and get hands on experience outside the classroom (typically with international outreaches). You also receive coaching and mentorship with weekly one-on-one meetings with your staff.
You can obtain an associates, bachelors, or masters degree through the UofN, selecting courses from 160 locations all around the world. Or choose to take just 1-2 courses! This allows you to test the waters in an area you may be vocationally interested in (such as missions, counseling, videography, biblical studies) without committing to a set degree program. The goal of the University of the Nations is for you to be immediately equipped and inspired to use your gifts and skills to further God’s purposes in the nations. No waiting around for a complete degree.