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Palau - Palau SDA Schools

Striving to Restore God’s Image in Every Student

The Palau SDA School System consists of 2 schools: an elementary school (K-8) and a high school (9-12.) The 2 schools are split about 20 minutes apart, the elementary school is located in the town and the high school is just outside of the town. Palau is an amazing location for anyone interested in being a teacher and making a big difference in the lives of others.

More Info
  • Average Fundraising Goal: ~$3,500. Prices may vary. See Student Missions Office.
  • Timeline: Full year preferred. School year starts in early August and runs until late May.
  • Location: Palau is a small island in Micronesia with a population of about 20,000. Palau is a very diverse nation with about 12,000 natives and the rest of the population made up of people from the Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, and Bangladesh. Palau is located east of the Philippines and north of Australia. Palau’s economy is reliant on tourism for scuba diving and touring some of the sites from World War II. Check out the location on Google Maps!
  • Living Accommodations: There are several apartments on the campus of the high school designated for missionaries. Each apartment is air conditioned and has a kitchen and at least 1 bathroom and houses around 4 people. Washer and Dryer are also provided.
  • Language: Almost entirely English but some people speak Palauan.
  • Food: Missionaries are responsible for each meal. The school has a cafeteria where you can buy meals for about $3 per meal or you can cook your own food in your apartment. Missionaries are given a stipend twice a month that can be used for food and other needs.
  • Requirements: Visa, upon arrival
Position Info
  • Elementary Teachers: Grades Kindergarten to 8th grade. High school teacher: Subjects such as Math, English, Science, PE, Health, Computers, etc.


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Welcome to Palau Mission Academy
Thomas ('16-'17) with some of his students
Going to church
Field on campus
Students playing during recess with their teacher

God Knew I Was Ready

Palau SDA Schools

SM Experience

TJ in Palau

Palau SDA School's Website

Interested in Palau?

Apply for your preferred position at least four months before you plan to serve, though spots may be available up until a month before departure.