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Summer Immersions

 

Civil Rights Immersion

May 2019

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 (2018-2019):
Frankie Chicoine
Rainey Stoner

Contact: CivilRights.Immersion@up.edu

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


Tanzania Immersion

May 2019

The Tanzania social justice immersion will give students the opportunity to learn about the social, political, and economic past and present of Tanzania. The three-week experience focuses on education, the environment, health, women’s participation, and other social issues. Students will learn basic Kiswahili (the primary language spoken in Tanzania), participate in service opportunities, experience homestays with local families, and learn about the work of Holy Cross in East Africa.  

Student Coordinators (2018-2019):
Faith Marcelo
Katie Sierka

Contact: Tanzania.immersion@up.edu

 Mwenge Catholic University and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania