Social Justice Immersions are a way for students to delve more deeply into a specific and significant issue of human concern. They support students who wish to experience first-hand what our role is in addressing and responding to the needs of the world and the human family to which we belong.
Often referred to as “Alternative Breaks,” Social Justice Immersions occur during all or a portion of academic intercessions: Fall Vacation (October), Christmas Vacation (January), Spring Vacation (March), and Summer Vacation (May).
The actual time spent on an immersion varies from 3 days to (up to) 3 weeks. However, the preparation among each cohort may involve several months of building camaraderie; fundraising; and studying, unpacking, and reflecting on the specific Immersion Question and our role and responsibility in it.
We invite you to read student reflections from our immersions:
- Affordable Housing Immersion (formerly Collegiate Challenge)
- Border Immersion
- Civil Rights Immersion
- Environmental Justice Immersion
- L’Arche Bologna
- North Portland Civil Rights Immersion
- Peru Immersion
- Rural Immersion
- Tanzania Immersion
- Urban Immersion
Please accept the invitation to join us in our individual and collective immersions. As you are inspired and moved, you may share a monetary donation, offer prayers and words of encouragement, and follow along and comment on our blogs, as we document our mini-pilgrimages and sojourns.