Pohnpei Seventh-day Adventist School is committed to providing an environment that builds the heart for God, develops the mind for excellence, and empowers the hands for service.
Pohnpei state, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, is a beautiful tropical island that is known for its exquisite waterfalls. The SDA school is a Pre-K to 12th grade school and has around 315 students that rely heavily on student missionaries to fill the teaching positions.
|Average fundraising goal||$3,700|
|Stipend||$240 per month|
|Requirements||1 year of college experience|
|Language||The local language is Pohnpeian. However, all teaching is done in English and most people in Pohnpei speak at least some English.|
|Timeline||Full year and semester options are available. The call typically begins at the end of July or the beginning of August. There is a required training in Hawaii at the beginning of the school year. School ends the last week of May and the SMs usually leave a few days after senior graduation.|
Pre-K (K-4) Teacher
Kindergarten (K-5) Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
4th - 6th Grades Math/Science Teacher
4th - 6th Grades English/Reading Teacher
7th - 8th Grades Math/Science/Bible Teacher
7th - 8th Grades English/Reading/Bible Teacher
High School Math Teacher
High School English Teacher
High School History Teacher
High School Health/Physical Education Teacher
High School Bible Teacher
High School Computer Teacher
High School Science Teacher
Reading Specialist (Requires a Bachelors Degree)
Curriculum Coordinator (Requires a Bachelor’s Degree)
Volunteers are responsible for their own food for which there is a monthly stipend. There is a wide variety of food available. While local food consists mainly of fish, chicken, chicken katsu, noodles, and local produce, there are also many food options available for vegetarians. You can buy most food items at ACE Office (it has tons of imported groceries) or the other stores located in various places throughout the island. There are also many restaurants on the island that serve American food.
Student missionaries will reside in one of the on-campus housing options. Anywhere between 2 and 5 SMs will share an apartment that is fully equipped with the necessities. Each bathroom has a shower, toilet, and sink, but no warm water. There is typically 2-3 bedrooms with beds, closets, and shelving already provided. It also has a kitchen which includes a sink, oven, fridge, cabinets, and necessary dishes and appliances. There is a common laundry room with washer and dryer shared among all residents.