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Cross-Cultural Immersion

Our students get a rare opportunity to live within another culture.

Twice each year, MTSO groups depart for faculty-led cross-cultural immersion trips of roughly two weeks. Recent destinations include Namibia, Guatemala, India and Israel/Palestine.

This experience, which is available to all students and a requirement for those seeking a Master of Divinity degree, is not a mission trip. It’s an opportunity to truly experience, rather than attempt to impact, a culture different from one’s own.

What makes MTSO’s cross-cultural immersion program unique?

Abigail Salak (M.Div./MACM ’14) reflects on her trip to Israel/Palestine in June 2012.

Deborah Caulk (M.Div. ’14) reflects on her trip to India in December 2011.

Cross-Cultural Immersion Handbook