Loyola University Maryland


Students harvesting crops

Immersions are experiences that allow students to learn more about a community, immerse themselves in a culture, and understand the implications of social issues. One part of the immersion experience offers Loyola community members an opportunity to spend academic breaks (winter, spring, summer) immersed in a community (locally, domestically, and internationally). Students engage in dialogue and reflection about justice and what it means to be an Ignatian Citizen.

Immersions include:

  • In-depth preparation, education, and community building
  • Community-based learning experiences and/or direct service with a community-based organization
  • Reflection activities and group dialogue
  • Commitment to related advocacy, engagement and on-going learning

Each immersion has its own different participant fee to cover transportation, food, housing, educational activities, and incidental expenses.

During the 2023-24 Academic Year, we will only be offering the Kino Border Initiative Immersion on migration at the Arizona-Mexico border.