Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

January Immersions

Dominican Republic
Cost: $1200
Focus: International

January 4th - 11th, 2019

This 8-day immersion program explores some of the social and political issues in and around Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Participants will explore issues relating to education, labor, immigration, race, and healthcare and some of the work that Jesuits and other organizations are doing for justice. Immersion will include: lectures at a Jesuit social think-tank, visits to inner-city neighborhoods, sugar farm villages, nonprofits, and various speakers on the issues that affect the people of the Dominican Republic.

Host Organization: Caribbean Social Immersion Program & Antilles Province Jesuits

El Paso / Juarez, Mexico
Cost: $700
Focus: Immigration and Refugee Resettlement

January 4th - 11th, 2019

Through dynamic educational experiences, The Columban Mission Center in El Paso, Texas, offers exposure programs to border issues — poverty, migration and human rights. These immersion programs offer groups the opportunity to interact with our neighbors in the U.S. and Mexico.  The delegations visit with individuals and organizations that provide basic assistance to migrants, create community-based alternatives, advocate for just policies, and much more. You will meet with people that are directly affected by current economic and immigration policies, and you’ll be given tools and resources to work for justice.  

Host Organization: Columban Border Mission