Community Life

Immersion Trips

"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

A key component of the Service Learning Program is our immersion trips, unique opportunities to engage with people living in poverty, marginalized by society, or fighting injustice. The mission of immersion trips is to support students in transforming their concept of Christian Charity of “helping” to that of serving. We guide students to recognize that “helping” incurs debt and can be done with little or no personal involvement, whereas serving requires being in solidarity with those they serve and fostering relationships based on community and equality.

While on immersion trips, students live simply, pray daily, and serve others. Students are chosen to participate in immersions based on an application process. Applications are handed out approximately two months prior to the trip date and can be picked up in the Service Learning Office.

Next Trip:

Location: De La Salle Blackfeet Indian School - Browning Montana
Date: Spring Break March 22-29
Flight: Into Spokane Washington
Train: Spokane to Browning
Approximate Cost: $800 (includes flight and train)
Application: paperwork due Thursday, Jan. 16 (teacher recommendation and student application)

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Beth Wright
Service Learning Coordinator

     
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