Summer Immersions

Nicaragua Immersion

May 2018

Journey to Nicaragua immediately following Spring semester on a three-week immersion experience. Students explore the political and justice issues of Latin America through this program with Witness for Peace and Seeds of Learning. Learn about fair trade coffee, volunteer in rural communities, and meet leaders who work for justice and peace. The experience may include homestays with campesinos, service in neighborhoods, and presentations by local experts on topics such as fair trade, foreign policy, human rights, and other social justice issues.

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

Student Coordinators (2017-2018):
Payton Bushaw
Angie Bustos

Contact: Nicaragua.immersion@up.edu

group of students


Civil Rights Immersion

May 2018

*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.

Student Coordinators (2017-2018):
Elise Pepe
Emily Anderson

Contact: CivilRights.Immersion@up.edu

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

 

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