im·mer·sion noun \i-ˈmər-zhən, -shən\:
- state of being deeply engaged or involved; absorption.
- concentrating on one course of instruction, subject, or project to the exclusion of all others for several days or weeks; intensive
Welcome to CCSJ Immersion Programs!
Just like their name conveys, immersion programs offer you the opportunity to dive deep into an issue—to be engaged intellectually, emotionally and physically in a new community—and to learn and grow through that first-hand experience.
Preceded by weeks of learning and preparation with your small group, you will travel to a carefully-selected host community to learn about an issue “from the inside out.” Through living for a period of time in this community—eating, sleeping, and doing all of your typical daily tasks—you’ll have the chance to get a different perspective on life and issues facing the people who live there.
During the immersion trip the group will take part in:
- community events,
- educational activities,
- community service and
- local cultural attractions.
You will get to experience a completely different way of life, engaging in conversations with people from different economic, racial/ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds--conversations that can spark new insights and understanding about our society, as well as new insights into yourself.
Click on the links below to learn about our programs!
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