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Mission/Immersion

News Coverage of Jesuit Mission/Immersion Trips

Boarding a plane headed towards a new country or state, the Jesuit students wave goodbye to their families and embark on a trip that will give them an insight to the culture of their new home for anywhere from 8 to 14 days. But besides a glimpse into culture, these students will work to better the lives of the people...
The crisp morning air swirled past the Jesuit student’s face. He gazed out over the lush green forest sprawled out beneath him, his jaw hanging open in amazement at the world he saw before him. He turned his head, glancing at the endless miles of fortress cutting through the canopy. This was the scene before Jesuit students and teachers...
A student steps forward slowly onto the dark, green grass, his eyes fixated on a small edifice in front of him. Beside him, two of his fellow friends also trek forward, their gaze shifting towards the structure. The building stands level with those around it, a seemingly insignificant house or store. However, erupting from the light brown roof, a...
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...

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