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Student Leadership

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education offers numerous leadership opportunities for students – Summer Donovan Fellowships, Immersion Coordinator positions, and Community Development Fellowships. Through these experience-broadening programs, students will be challenged to strengthen their leadership abilities, engage in vocational discernment, and deepen their understanding of social justice issues in order to deepen their education at SCU.


After two years traveling to the community of Soweto, South Africa, Drew Descourouez (Santa Clara University ’19) and Michael Bakan (Georgetown University ’19) have been transformed by stories, both those they have heard and those they have shared. This month, they will return to South Africa to collect and document stories from people around the country through their storytelling project called “The Simunye Project.”

2016 Spring Break Immersions

  • 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.