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.
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.
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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 September 23 - 24, 2017.
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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!
If you are interested and would like additional information, please contact Allison Loecke at 773.508.6065. The Alternative Break Immersion program is sponsored by Campus Ministry