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2020-2021 Coordinator Application

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person immersions have been cancelled for the Summer. The hope is to return to in-person immersions over Winter Break 2021. Please check back for more updates. You may contact immersions@scu.edu with any questions.

If you've been on an immersion trip during your time at Santa Clara, are an undergraduate student, and want to lead one of the Center's immersion experiences, consider becoming an Immersion Coordinator! As an Immersion Coordinator, you will further your commitment to building a community that cares for the common good of the world.  
 
In this process, you will develop leadership skills, assist in the planning and organization of all aspects of an immersion, and most importantly, facilitate an unforgettable immersion experience for your fellow Broncos.
 
Only students who have participated in an immersion during their time at Santa Clara are eligible to apply. If you have questions regarding this or would like to get further clarification based on our individual experience, please email Anna Ricci at aricci@scu.edu.
 
As an Immersion Coordinator, you prepare and accompany students for a weeklong, immersive experience outside of the immediate Silicon Valley, during which you will help students explore both the lights and shadows, the beauty and unjust realities of a region through direct encounter with its inhabitants and those organizations working in solidarity with and service of these people. In engaging these global communities through thoughtful reflection, students will begin to see problems far away become much closer to home. After returning from immersion, you have the amazing privilege to further facilitate the students’ return in impacting their local community.
 
 

"This past winter, I led a group of my peers as we immersed ourselves in the social justice realities of East Los Angeles. I was constantly challenged as I had never had this type of leadership responsibility before. However, I learned the beauty of being uncomfortable and humbly living without all the answers."

Karen Mac
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Past Coordinators

2018-2019 Coordinators

Kristin Anderson '19 Ecuador
Evan Chen '19 Dominican Republic
Arelí Hernández '19 Appalachia
Isabel Ibarra '19 East LA
Lizzy Kamya '19 San Jose Urban Plunge
Megan Kenney '19 San Jose Urban Plunge
Ricky Matthews '19 L'Arche
Sierra Mink '19 Redwoods Monastary
Isabella Rios '19 Arizona Border
Sophia Sparagana '19 San Francisco
Madeline Wilcox '19 East LA

2019-2020 Coordinators

Ava Fulweber '22 San Jose First Year
James Grom '21 Mexico
Gabe Hernández '21 Ecuador
Emma Hokoda '20 Appalachia
Aya Kanan '21 San Jose First Year
Javier Ortega '20 Arizona
Angelica Scott '20 East Los Angeles
Mary Claire Simone '20 San Francisco
Amanda Sits '20 Dominican Republic
Emily Yekikian '20 Oakland