Monday, November 23, 2020

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Mission/Immersion

News Coverage of Jesuit Mission/Immersion Trips

Nervously awaiting their cue, a group of seniors sit at the front of the large crowd. After Mr. Host gives the call to worship, Dr. Riemer gives some short introductory remarks. Three seniors walk to the stage, sit down on stools, and read from their journals, which contain their thoughts and reflections from their trip to Peru. Setting Up Dr. Riemer...
Nearly scraping the Arctic circle and only miles away from Russia, sunny skies and frigid temperatures characterize, Bethel, a conglomeration of towns in southwest Alaska which service about 75 running fishing villages that range up to 4 or 5 hours upriver. As the ninth-most populous city in Alaska, with just over 6,300 people, this may seem like an unordinary...
During the summer, I was fortunate enough to travel to Guatemala with 13 other Jesuit seniors, where we plugged ourselves into the culture through learning and experiencing their daily lifestyles. Not only were we fortunate enough to have an amazing faculty team, but we were also able to share our experience with another Jesuit senior from Mexico. The thing...
Eight years ago, Jesuit only hosted one immersion trip for the entire school. Today, Jesuit offers 6 different opportunities for students to travel and immerse themselves in a culture unlike their own. The 6 different trips currently offered include Nicaragua 1, Nicaragua 2, Rural Peru, Lima, Quito, and Alaska. Each trip is completely unique, offering an experience different from the...
Fifty pound medicine bags, nine students, six doctors, three days, two teachers, and one mission. Jesuit students were playing Uno on the filthy airport floor in Guatemala City, excitedly sharing their spring break plans and interest in medicine. Advised not to pet the wild dogs, they rushed into dented vans, roused by the deafening roars of motorbikes and the...
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...
It’s a warm and humid day in Nicaragua, dozens of elementary school children have gathered for a brand new day of school. However, when they arrive, they find an assortment of over 20 young men ranging from 14 to 18 years old and of every kind of ethnicity and physique.  The kids introduce themselves to the Jesuit guys who...
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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