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Service Mission/Immersion

Mission/Immersion

News Coverage of Jesuit Mission/Immersion Trips

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in mid-September, killing 55 and dealing massive damage to the country's infrastructure. Among the damaged buildings was Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, a fellow Jesuit high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Besides damaging the campus, the storm took the homes and livelihoods of students and their families. Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola is a...
In the summer, the average person goes on vacation to an exotic place or goes to visit family in another state. But, have you ever considered going on an immersion trip in the summer to serve others? The Jesuit Community Service Office has many trips they are offering this summer to students of all grade levels, which they encourage...
It's nighttime and the city lights dimly illuminate the mountains as the plane descends.  Rushing through Customs, the officer stamps the student's passport to mark the beginning of their international journey.  For seven days over Thanksgiving break, eleven adventuresome Jesuit students embarked on an exchange trip to Guadalajara, Mexico for the first time in nearly a decade. In Guadalajara,...
Going on trips is always exciting especially if it is somewhere far away and unexplored. That was the case for the Jesuit students going to Washington D.C. to have a blast by not only helping themselves but also by helping others on the trip. This past week, nineteen Jesuit students from all four grade levels and some staff took a...
2,584 miles. Language and culture barriers. There are many things separating Dallas, Texas from Quito, Ecuador. To many of us, Ecuador would seem to be in a different world or on a different planet. Many of us haven’t experienced such a unique culture or had the opportunity to meet an Ecuadorian. However, this past summer, 12 Jesuit students and 4...
A bustling group of young teenagers with the Jesuit logo plastered across their chest and elderly folks wearing their native clothes, approach a golden beach. Soon one group ventures into a separated small lagoon, marked by a shallow sand bar, while another settles down by some rocks overlooking the ocean. At the lagoon, the elderly wade into the water...
When it comes to community service and immersion, Jesuit Dallas has been recognized as an excellent model of an institution that brings awareness of the social injustices and socioeconomic issues that many people face. Jesuit Dallas has offered the Nicaragua trip for a while and has only recently opened the South American trips. These trips offer students the chance for...
Poverty terrorizes people and families in America.  People struggle to provide food for children, make payments on a house, or simply keep running water in their systems.  Poverty has become an increasingly prominent issue and affects people's everyday lives. However, despite the immense poverty in America, most countries suffer far more than we do.  Regardless of our desire to help...

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