Summer Immersions

Community Organizing and Resilience (CORE) Immersion

May 2021

Students explore current social issues such as sustainability, employment, and education, through connecting with organizations in Chicago, Detroit, and other locations in the Midwest, including the Inter-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN), the 2018 OPUS Prize winner.

Student Coordinators (2020-21):
Anita Moreno
Saron Mekonnen

Contact: Coming Soon!

2018 IMAN Visit 


Civil Rights Immersion

May 2021  

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 and museums in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana and learn from people involved with the Civil Rights movement. Also connect with and learn from people and organizations addressing racial justice and its intersections with education, criminal justice, voter suppression and more issues today.  Visit Medgar Evers' home, talk with the Birmingham Mayor's office and visit the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

Read student reflections from previous participants on our Civil Rights Immersion blog.

Student Coordinators (2020-21):
Asia Gates
Yeudith Valdovinos

Contact: CivilRights.Immersion@up.edu

2020 Civil Rights Immersion - Memphis


Past Immersions

Tanzania Immersion

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

To view student reflections from the Tanzania Immersion, visit our blog.