|University of Nations|
The University of the Nations (U of N) is a Christian university providing coursework in over fifty languages at over 250 locations throughout the world. Each of these locations are committed to discipling and equipping its students with the professional skills necessary to reach the world for Christ. The University of the Nations is part of the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) network. The current chancellor is Thomas A Bloomer (International Provost).
The U of N has a unique modular educational system that allows students to combine traditional classroom learning with a discipleship atmosphere. Students concentrate on one in-depth course lasting twelve weeks which is often followed by an eight to twelve week field assignment. Since the goal of the University is to fulfill the Great Commission, it is not necessary to complete a degree. Instead, the U of N offers university level courses and practical training that is relevant to each student’s passion. With this design, there is no time limit or required completion date. Students are encouraged to work in the mission field between courses to better apply their education and gain experience.
Since the U of N is a part of the YWAM network, it requires that a Discipleship Training School (DTS) be taken as a prerequisite for any other classes. Once a DTS program has been completed, students may enroll for classes at any of the hundreds of YWAM locations that host U of N courses.
There do exist some transnational accrediting bodies for Christian institutions, which are not bound to indi vidual countries, and local accreditation of individual campuses is an option - for example, Australia's higher education and training system approves U of N's Institute for the Nations - Australia as a registered training organization in the Australian Capital Territory to provide "training at the certificate III to diploma level" throughout Australia.
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