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Mission/Immersion

News Coverage of Jesuit Mission/Immersion Trips

As the bus skittered to a halt, the student’s eyes fling open, awoken from his nap. “We’re here,” he realized, as he stood up with 20 of his Jesuit brothers and faculty, all of them filing off the bus. In front of them, a sidewalk ran up to a worn-out, aged school that doubled as an orphanage for girls, ages ranging from...
Sunday morning: A young student wakes up at 6 am in a country on the opposite continent of his home. Along with the fourteen other young men, he travels on public transportation crowded with local citizens of all ages. Once they get off the bus, they began the long walk up an incline a couple hundred yards long to get...
In a small town in southern Peru, a young Peruvian boy tugs on the shirt of a rising Jesuit Dallas senior, his eyes imploring the soon-to-be graduate to stay a few more minutes. The seemingly incredible divide between the two dissolves through a mutual desire to be with each other. As a part of the many summer programs Jesuit offers, the...
Eight Jesuit students walk out through the glass doors of the airport and emerge into the heart of the city. Surprised, each looks left, then right, attempting to orient themselves with their new surroundings. Their new surroundings are drastically different from life at home, as they see how life can be in other parts of the world. This was the...
On February 18th and several days following, eight Jesuit Dallas juniors embarked on a mission and experienced things that most people won't experience otherwise. These juniors traveled to Waco, Texas to participate in a poverty simulation with a local organization. Jesuit first participated in the Waco Poverty Simulation in February 2014 with seniors and juniors acting as alternates making the trip...
  Their faces lit up with joy when they saw us walking into the schoolyard. Their cheers and gleeful laughter could be heard even in the upstairs room where we were eating breakfast. Their happiness was contagious, inspiring us to want to assist at the school as much as we could. On November 18, 2015, nine Jesuit students, both sophomores...
It was 3am, and I was feeling nervous. 21 of us had arrived at DFW airport that morning for the immersion trip. Although, most of us had never met each other, we were all there in a similar situation, and we were there for one common goal. To participate in Jesuit Dallas' 2015 immersion trip in Nicaragua and to...
Ten nervous Jesuit boys arrive at Dallas-Fort Worth International airport at 5 A.M. on a Thursday morning. If you looked past the bags under our eyes, you would see a mixture of nervousness and excitement for the trip that was before us. Questions raced through all of our minds: What will my host family be like? What would my host...

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