In January 2016, Foundation Catholic Education began exploring possible joint ventures on the international scope. The focus was initially directed towards the Caribbean hemisphere, however around this same period a request for cooperation came from Dr. Lisa Dembouski, from the Gustavus Adolpus College, in Minnesota and the connection for this venture was established in March 2016.
The Gustavus Adolphus College is located at 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082. Their website is www.gustavus.edu. This college is a private, coeducational liberal arts college based on the evangelical Lutheran Church.
It was founded in 1862 and is guided by 5 core values, namely Excellence, Community, Justice, Service and Faith.
Foundation Catholic Education St. Maarten started further explorations with Dr. Lisa Dembouski.
A proposal was outlined and presented to Dr. Dembouski. This was presented to the officials at Gustavus Adolphus College. The idea was made concrete via further development into a formal Course proposal as part of their Stay Away Program.
This proposal was approved for 100% GO for the collaborative Course and Project with the initial implementation slated for January 2018.