The Twin Cities Community

Located in West St. Paul, Minnesota, St. Croix Lutheran Academy offers students access to the best of the state’s outdoor recreation and cultural events. A wealth of experience awaits students in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including professional sporting events, theaters, museums, the award-winning Science Museum with an IMAX TheaterMinneapolis Institute of Artsdowntown Minneapolis, the state capitol, and the Mall of America.

Twin Cities Skyline with one of the many lakes in the foreground The beautiful state of Minnesota is “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” offering boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located in the “heartland” of the United States of America, Minnesota is known for its scenic beauty. Visitors can enjoy the autumn colors with a drive along the Mississippi River or relax at one of the state’s luxury resorts. Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to Minnesota’s golfing, skiing, hiking, and sports fishing.

The Twin Cities are home to international corporations including 3M, Best Buy, Target, and Medtronic, as well as elite educational institutions such as the University of Minnesota, Macalester College and Carleton College. The world-renowned Mayo Clinic is within an hour’s drive of the metropolitan area. The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport has daily international flights.

Within walking distance of the SCL campus, students will find more than 50 shops, including a variety of ethnic restaurants, electronics stores, and four major department stores.

Anthea Chow, Class of 2002, University of Washington, M.A. Cornell University, HR Employee of Microsoft Corporation
" I would encourage international students to join an after-school sports program or club and participate in other activities because that will give you a complete study abroad experience. "
- Anthea '02