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Dominican Republic

Saturday, March 21st - Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Cost: $1850

The Dominican Republic immersion trip partners with the Caribbean Social Immersion Program to provide an intensive encounter with the realities of the country. Guided by social studies professionals, participants gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of these realities from a human, economic, social, cultural and historical perspective. Participants will visit barrios, meet with grassroots organizations, and learn about the “models of social services" implemented in the communities by Jesuit­sponsored initiatives that reflect Ignatius´s teachings of social justice and solidarity. To learn more about the social ministry work of the Jesuits in the Dominican Republic please visit their website:

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"My immersion experience broadened my perspective of issues being faced around the world by building relationships with people living them every day. The connections we formed are reminders that things we hear about on the news happen to real people and in this case, our new friends in the DR. It has inspired me to seek out new connections in our own community to understand not only the problems that exist but also the people who are affected."

Andrew Elliott


Application Process 

  • The application for Winter Break 2019 Immersions is now closed. 
  • Applications for Spring Break 2020 Immersions will open on November 20th. 

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.