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.
Upcoming Cross-Cultural Trips
January Term 2020: U.S./ Mexico border, led by Jeff Jaynes
Summer Term 2020: Japan and Korea, led by Paul Kim and Paul Numrich
January Term 2021: South Africa, led by Elaine Nogueira-Godsey
Potential Cross-Cultural Trips Rotation
Summer Term 2021: TBD (perhaps none)
January Term 2022: None
Summer Term 2022: Israel and Palestine
January Term 2023: Small Domestic Trip TBD
Summer Term 2023: Japan and Korea
January Term 2024: South Africa
Summer Term 2024: TBD (perhaps none)
January Term 2025: None