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Application Process 

Selected participants for immersions will be expected to attend 4–5 pre-trip meetings, a post-immersion welcome meeting, and commit to the completion of a Solidarity Action Plan upon their return (1-3 independent meetings).

 

Winter Break 2022 Immersion
applications are now closed.

Spring Break 2023 Immersion
applications are open
Nov 14, 2022 - Jan 23, 2023.

 

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Immersion Locations


 

Spring Break 2023 Immersions

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APPALACHIA

Labor & Environmental Justice
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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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
United Against Anti-Blackness

Participants will learn from Dominican Republic community members and non-profit organizations about the intersection of anti-blackness with education, migration, and economic access.

Winter Break 2022 Immersions

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ECUADOR

Accompaniment and Intentional Communities
Experience living in an intentional intercultural community that supports each other’s spiritual and personal growth with love, acceptance, and understanding. The focus is primarily about education and healthcare needs in the community with the aim of prioritizing authentic relationships and acting to end injustice.

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LOS ANGELES

Transformative Justice, Healing and Hope
Stand with the demonized so the demonizing will stop. Challenge your prejudice and open your heart and mind to healing and hope. Participants will bear witness of the possibility of creating a positive ripple effect not only around the city of Los Angeles, but in communities around the world.

Summer Break 2022 Immersions

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US - MEXICO BORDER
Realities at the 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 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!


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