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Application Process 

Selected participants for immersions will be expected to attend 4–5 pre-trip meetings and a pre-trip weekend retreat,  as well as 3 post-trip meetings upon return.

Summer Break 2022 Applications are open February 22 - April 10.

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Immersion Locations


 

Summer Break 2022
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Navigate here to US - MEXICO BORDER
US - MEXICO BORDER
Realities at the
US-Mexico Border

Participants will meet with recently deported migrants and learn about the impact of the immigration system. They will have the opportunity to hike in the desert and witness criminal prosecution.

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COSTA RICA
Community
Organizing for
Social Transformation

Participants will learn about the complexities, challenges, achievements of Costa Rica through the local people, community experts, and leaders who are striving to create a stronger and more just society.

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SAN JOSE - CLASS OF '26
San Jose Class of 2026

Participants will learn about San Jose's social justice issues and meet with community leaders and organzations, all while getting to know fellow Class of 2026 Broncos and moving into their dorm early!


Spring Break 2022
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APPALACHIA

Participants will engage with individuals and communities in the Appalachian region and their fight for social and ecological justice amidst a complex cultural history.

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ARIZONA

Participants will delve into the complex issues of immigration and the need for policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of solidarity.

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CHICAGO

Participants will learn about the complex realities of injustice and obtain tools to take action through partnerships with local agencies.


Winter Break 2021
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SAN DIEGO BORDER

Participants will explore the impact of living only 15 miles from the U.S./Mexico Border and the challenges faced by families, local farmers, businesses, and the large Chicano community.

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

CLASS OF 2025  |  First-year students will have the opportunity to build community with classmates while learning about the social and economic reality of San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland.

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URBAN PLUNGE SAN FRANCISCO

Class of 2024  |  Second-year students will delve into the issue of houselessness in one of the wealthiest cities in the world on this 8 hour immersion experience in the heart of downtown San Francisco.


Immersion Cost and Fundraising


Cost
The student cost indicated for each immersion, joint with Ignatian Center funds, will cover food, lodging, and transportation (including airfare) associated with the trip. Please note that the additional costs of supplies, checked baggage, airport food, vaccines, visa, passports is not covered by the Ignatian Center and will need to be paid by the student participant in addition to the program fee.
 
Financial Aid 
Included in the online application is the opportunity to request financial aid for those students with demonstrated financial need. Financial aid requests are coordinated with the support of the Financial Aid office and the Ignatian Center staff is then able to follow up with individual requests from students. We do not want monetary limitations to prevent any student from participating on an immersion trip. Please contact us if you feel you have financial difficulties that might hinder your participation.
 
Letter-Writing Campaign
All immersion participants will be asked to participate in a group letter-writing campaign to raise funds. We will facilitate the sending of letters to extended family and friends requesting program support. This is both a way to make the program more sustainable and accessible to more students and to engage your community, sharing the significance of the trip and partnering with them in this endeavor. Direction and support will be given in pre-trip meetings.


Immersion Locations

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San Jose  Tacoma WA  Costa Rica 
San Francisco  New Orleans LA Ecuador 
Oakland  Appalachia WV  Dominican Republic 
Los Angeles  Chicago IL  Cholula, Mexico
San Diego Border  Arizona Border  India 
Redwood Omnastery  Navajo Nation, AZ  Guyana 
    Kenya & Tanzania