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Summer Immersions

Peru Immersion

May 2020

The Peru immersion will be an opportunity to learn from community organizations in Peru and connect with the Holy Cross work in the country. A major community partner will be Yancana Huasy, an organization that works with children with disabilities in Lima and was an OPUS Prize finalist in 2018, awarded in partnership with the University of Portland.

Student Coordinators (2019-2020):
Andre Jaurigui
Paula Ortiz Cazaubon


Tanzania Immersion

May 2020

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, health, women’s empowerment, 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.  

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

Student Coordinators (2019-2020):
Erick Berrelleza
Rachael Woldstad


 Tanzania Immersion students with students at Mwenge Catholic University______________________________________________________________________________________

Civil Rights Immersion

May 2021 - this immersion is anticipated to resume in the 2020-2021 school year

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.


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