"Solidarity is learned through contact rather than concepts. When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change.” – Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ
Immersion programs provide Loyola community members an opportunity to spend academic breaks (winter, spring, summer) immersed in a community (locally, domestically, and abroad). These experiences allow students to learn more about a community, immerse themselves in a culture, and learn about social issues facing a community. Students engage in dialogue and reflection about justice and what it means to be an Iganatian Citizen.
The Jamaican Experience is a faith-based immersion that seeks to invite the Loyola Community to respond to the Gospel mandate and to work for peace and justice. The Jamaican Experience allows participants to learn about the lives of and to be in solidarity with people who have been socially, economically, and/or politically marginalized. more For information on the Jamaican Experience click here!
Interfaith Immersion – Baltimore, Maryland
Through this local immersion, students will engage our Baltimore interfaith community to expand their understanding of a faith that does justice. Students will build relationships with diverse faith communities to learn, reflect and act while connecting values and belief systems to advocacy and social change. For more information and to apply click here!