Short-Term Missions Trip to Minneapolis: Cross-Cultural Teaching

We are partnering with Veritas Classical Academy in North Branch, Minnesota just outside of Minneapolis.  This sprawling campus is the perfect place for our Academy for Academic Enrichment.  The Academy will serve high school students from predominantly international backgrounds through our residential four-week intensive Academy.  Students live in the dormitory with supervision from our student life staff who also provide evening activities and study time.

We will conduct our Academy for Academic Enrichment for high-school aged students.  The Academy involves the teaching of English, Mathematics, Content Units (Insects, Flight, Fairytales, World Cultures, etc), Arts, and Sports.  Evenings include activities in the dorms, as well as homework assistance, and mentoring.  Weekend family visits are a part of this program with planned events and opportunities to showcase student learning.

If you are a teacher or are a current student in an education-related field (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary content areas, Counseling, TESOL), then this trip may be for you.  You will receive training before and during the trip, as well as feedback from regular classroom observations by experienced teachers.

This specific opportunity also seeks student life staff to work with residential students in a dormitory setting.  This role includes supervision, mentoring, and leading activities.

EDU Teaching Trips may be able fulfill practicum/internship requirements so check with your university if this is something you would like to do.

Highlights: History & Culture

The Twin Cities area of Minnesota is home to many immigrant communities including Lao, Latino, Somali, Vietnamese, and Hmong.  Among the various immigrant communities approximately 45% lack a high school diploma. While the numbers for those under 30 are better, it is clear that parents often lack the background to support their children’s learning.  In fact 80% of females responding to a survey by  Speaking for Ourselves (2015) have no formal education.  Ninety-five percent are the first generation born outside of their home countries.  There is a significant need to provide education enhancements for these immigrant communities.

EDU Teaching Team Members Receive:
  • Educational Development through seminars and observations
  • Cultural Development through language learning and travel
  • Spiritual Development through Bible study and individual mentoring
  • Ongoing Coaching as you step into your teaching life after graduation

Trip Dates

June 1 - July 31

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Application Deadline:

March 12, 2021

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