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Summer Immersions

Nicaragua Immersion

May 2019

Journey to Nicaragua immediately following Spring semester on a three-week immersion experience. Students explore the political and justice issues of this Central American country through this program. Meet leaders who work for justice and peace and offer their perspectives on the history and reality of Nicaragua and its connections with the USA. The experience may include homestays, service with Seeds of Learning, and presentations by local experts on topics such as foreign policy, the environment, human rights, and other social justice issues.

To view student reflections from previous Nicaragua Immersions, visit our blog

Student Coordinators (2018-2019):
Frankie Chicoine
Rainey Stoner

Contact: Nicaragua.immersion@up.edu

group of students


Civil Rights Immersion

May 2020

*Please note that this is an every-other-year immersion

Students walk the path of the Civil Rights movement and learn about contemporary issues of racism and classism in the South. Visit major Civil Rights sites in Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana before traveling to New Orleans to participate in a Habitat for Humanity rebuilding project. Visit a racial reconciliation farm community, walk the trail of the bus boycott, and tour Tuskegee University.

To view student reflections from previous Civil Rights Immersions, visit our blog.

Contact: CivilRights.Immersion@up.edu

students at Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, during Civil Rights Immersion