Eastwest College was established by WEC Aotearoa New Zealand in 1996 specifically for the purpose of training Christians for cross-cultural service. The ground on which the college is built was donated by a local Christian farmer. It has grown to its present size as the college staff and its supporters have trusted the Lord without appealing for funds.
Eastwest is more than a place of training—it is a multi-cultural community which lives, works and studies together. Students have come from many countries, including South Korea, Fiji, the Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, England, Thailand, Taiwan, USA and South Africa.
Graduates of the college now serve in places as diverse as Russia, Japan, Mexico and India, with a broad spectrum of International Christian Organizations.