Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

ABI Leadership

The Alternative Break Immersion program provides participants local, national, and international opportunities to expand learning beyond the classroom in the context of direct service and action. Each ABI involves a combination of service and cultural immersion in a host community along with awareness raising around issues of social concern in those communities. Each ABI has both a Student leader (undergraduate students who have participated in ABIs before) and a Staff leader (a staff, faculty, or graduate student at Loyola).

The experience of participating in the ABI program is framed according to four primary goals and guiding principles -- that we will be living simply, deepening faith, building community, and doing justice while sharing and gaining new awareness from our interactions with diverse communities and one another.

Click below to see more information on what it means to be a staff or a student leader, info sessions, and application deadlines.

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Leaders will work in conjunction with a staff leaders to plan elements of the trip, lead pre-trip meetings and facilitate the trip itself. ABI leaders will attend seven formational meetings over the course of the year and attend the ABI leaders retreat on October 1-2, 2016.

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For more details, come to an info session on September 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Damen Student Center 212 or email abi@luc.edu for more information.

Applications for ABI Leadership are due on September 15, 2016

Every ABI has a student leader and a staff leader - a faculty, staff or full-time graduate student at Loyola. Staff leaders will work in conjunction with a student leader to plan elements of the trip, lead pre-trip meetings and facilitate the trip itself. ABI leaders will attend six formational meetings over the course of the year. As long as the staff leaders' supervisor approves, there is not cost associated with leading the program or vacation time used!

Come to an info session! RSVP for one of the dates by emailing abi@luc.edu and we'll provide lunch! If you are not able to come to an info session, email us! The following are the dates for the info sessions.

  • August 16, 12-1 p.m. in Corboy 727
  • August 17, 12-1 p.m. in Damen 216
  • September 6, 12-1 p.m. in Damen 216

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Applications for ABI Leadership are due on September 15, 2016.

If you are interested and would like additional information, please contact Susan Haarman at 773.508.6065. The Alternative Break Immersion program is sponsored by Campus Ministry