Loyola University Maryland

Immersions

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
  • Travel component hosted by local organization, centered on community-based learning experiences (some include a small aspect of direct service)
  • Reflection activities and group dialogue
  • Commitment to related advocacy, engagement and on-going learning

Cost: $1200 (covers all transportation, food, housing, educational activities, and incidental expenses) 

We do not want cost to be prohibitive to student participation in immersions- payment plans and scholarships are available if needed. Please contact Emily Kane eekane@loyola.edu with further questions.

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