Immerse yourself in the world…
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Come serve communities here and abroad during academic breaks through Loyola’s Alternative Break Immersion (ABI) program. ABIs provide opportunities for you to expand your learning beyond the classroom. Each ABI involves a combination of direct service and cultural immersion in a host community as well as education around social issues affecting those communities. Through immersions we live simply, build community, keep faith, and do justice, while sharing work and gaining new awareness from our interactions with diverse communities and one another.
|View application deadlines and apply online (using your university ID and password) by clicking on one of the three immersions above.
The immersion program is open to all undergraduate students. Space is limited, and a waiting list is typical of each application process.
Faculty, staff, and graduate assistants/interns may participate with a role in co-leading a trip. An information session will be held in the fall semester to provide information about the program and responsibilities involved in co-leading a trip. If you’re interested in attending, contact Patrick Eccles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the 2011-2012 ABI program are due by November 4, 2011.
|Building community is an essential part of the ABI experience, both within your ABI group and with the host community. Each participant will, therefore, prepare for their immersion with their group through three to five mandatory meetings. These meetings involve efforts to educate the group about the host community and issues likely to be encountered during immersions.
To further prepare for your experience, there are optional service-learning courses offered in conjunction with the domestic and international program. To learn more about these opportunities click on the domestic and international immersion above.
|The Alternative Break Immersion fee covers transportation, lodging, meals, and a donation to the host organization. Limited financial assistance is available, and fundraising ideas are provided for each participant or group.
You will need money for meals on the road and other personal expense. There are also opportunities to support local craftspeople and cooperatives in various communities.
Financial Assistance is available upon request. Please contact Patrick Eccles at email@example.com
“…[our] faith requires that we immerse ourselves in the world.” – Oscar RomeroFor more information, contact Patrick Eccles at 773.508.2205.