School groups from around the world can visit St. Croix during the regular school year or attend classes with an American student and then travel on a school bus to explore Twin City attractions. The program includes pick-up and drop-off at the MSP (Minneapolis, St. Paul) airport, five activities around the Twin Cities, 10-15 hours of shadowing St. Croix classes. The daily schedule usually includes gymnasium and chapel time, three meals in the St. Croix Dining Hall, sheets and towels and other interactions with St. Croix’s university preparatory faculty and staff.
Bilingual chaperones will need to accompany each group and be responsible for the health and safety of students ages 11-17. Students will also need to purchase health insurance. Most groups will be able to confirm 1-7 weeks at a time, 700 USD per student per week. A payment of 20% of these costs is due to reserve the space and full payment is due two weeks before arrival. Space is limited and availability is only possible during the months of January, February, March, April, October and November. Groups interested in a July-August experience can see the information at St. Croix's Summer English Program.
Students attending this short-term high school or middle school boarding experience come to the United States on a B1 tourist visa. St. Croix provides a letter of support for students after receiving a group reservation. Please contact us at international@StCroixLutheran.org for questions or to obtain an electronic list for reserving your group. See you soon!