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Dominican Republic

Saturday, March 24 - Saturday, March 31, 2018 
Cost: $1800

The Dominican Republic immersion trip provides an intensive encounter with the realities of the country, guided by social studies professionals who help participants have 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 Jesuit-sponsored initiatives that reflect Ignatius´s teachings of social justice and solidarity.


Andrew Elliott

"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."


  • The application for the Class of 2022 Summer San Jose Immersion will open in July 2018.
  • The application for the Jean Donovan Fellowship can be found here.

Selected participants 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.

Application Process 

  • The application for Winter Break 2017 trips is closed.
  • The application for Spring Break 2018 trips is closed.
  • The application for Summer Break 2018 trips is closed.