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 South Africa, Cuba, India, Israel/Palestine and Korea.

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.

Emily Howard (M.Div. '18) looks back on her trip the Desert Southwest in June 2016.

Anthony Thomas (M.Div. '18) offers a theological on his trip to Korea in the summer of 2016.

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

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

Information on upcoming trips

Israel/Palestine, Summer 2017

Israel/Palestine, Summer 2017 - Alumni & Friends Information

Chiapas and Southern Mexico, January 2017

Nicaragua, January 2018

South Africa, June 2018

Cambodia and Vietnam, January 2019