Striving to Restore God’s Image in Every Student. 


Palau SDA School System has 2 schools. The elementary school has about 240 students to the south on Koror island. The high school is further north in Airai and has about 120 students. The two schools are a 20 minute drive apart. Palau is known to be one of the world’s best diving locations with the options to dive with manta rays, among wreckage from WWII, or along the outer walls of the barrier reef. Jellyfish Lake is one of Palau’s most famous attractions where tourists can go swim in the lake with the millions of golden jellyfish. 


Quick Info

Average Fundraising Goal $3,700
Living Allowance $500 per month
Requirements 1 year of college experience
Language Palauan is the local language spoken on Palau. However, all teaching is done in English and most locals also speak 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.
Positions Teacher and assistant deans

More Info

Volunteers are responsible for their own food. The school also has a cafeteria that provides meals for $3 a meal. There are two main grocery stores in Koror. The restaurants mainly serve a variety of Asian and American food in addition to fish. There are vegetarian options available at the stores and restaurants.

Student missionaries live in apartments on the high school campus. Anywhere from 2-4 people live in each apartment with air conditioning. The kitchen comes with a stove, oven, fridge, sink, and necessary dishes and appliances. The bathrooms have a shower, toilet, and sink. Bedrooms are supplied with beds, mattresses, drawer space, and closets. There is a washer and dryer in a separate area for the SMs to use.