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The SERVE.experience – Certificate of Intercultural Studies

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Challenge and Change, in Community. The SERVE.experience is a nine-month discipleship program designed to foster personal, spiritual, and relational growth as you prepare to serve God and others in this world. The combination of academic studies, retreats, service opportunities, and cultural experiences will begin to equip you for effective cross-cultural service. You will have the opportunity to apply what is learned during a cross-cultural ministry trip to Quebec in May, following the end of the academic year.


Please Note

  • Enrolment in the SERVE.experience is limited to 12 students.
  • Enrolment in the SERVE.experience also involves two mandatory retreats and various cultural outings, all of which contribute toward the expenses of the ministry experience in Quebec. Together, we will work on raising funds throughout the school year to cover the expenses for our time in Quebec.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum average of 65% overall, 6 grade 12 courses at the U, M, or C level – one of which must be English (with a 60% or above).
  • Applicants from other provinces or countries will have their high school transcripts reviewed for equivalency.
  • Applicants who are homeschooled may submit test scores from either the SAT or the CLT (Classic Learning Test). For admission to a degree, Heritage requires an SAT score of 950 out of 1600 or 1420 out of 2400. Heritage requires an overall score of 60 or above on the CLT for entrance to a degree; scores for each of the three sections (verbal reasoning, grammar/writing, and quantitative reasoning) may also be considered. Applicants who have scored below 950 on the SAT or 60 on the CLT may be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission to a certificate. For more information, please visit our Admissions Requirements page.

Program Benefits

  • Be changed by learning, serving, and growing together as you study and follow Christ with your classmates.
  • Experience different cultures firsthand and learn about the challenges involved in sharing the hope of the gospel with various people groups.
  • Earn your Certificate of Intercultural Studies – fully transferable into a degree program at Heritage.
  • Apply what you learn during a cross-cultural ministry trip to Quebec.

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