Loyola University Maryland

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Immersion Experiences

Immersions are experiences that allow students to learn more about a community, immerse themselves in a culture, and understand the implications of social issues. One part of the immersion experience offers Loyola community members an opportunity to spend academic breaks (winter, spring, summer) immersed in a community (locally, domestically, and internationally). Students engage in dialogue and reflection about justice and what it means to be an Ignatian Citizen. 

Immersions include:

  • In-depth preparation, education, and community building
  • Community-based learning experiences and/or direct service with a community-based organization
  • Reflection activities and group dialogue
  • Commitment to related advocacy, engagement and on-going learning

Each immersion has its own different participant fee to cover transportation, food, housing, educational activities, and incidental expenses.


Baltimore And National Immersions International Immersion


Immersion Peer Facilitator Role

The Immersion Peer Facilitator role is a leadership opportunity in collaboration with the faculty/staff/administrator Immersion Mentor(s). Together, these roles support participants in their immersion experience. The peer facilitator and mentor work closely with the CCSJ or Campus Ministry Assistant Director to plan and implement immersion opportunities that promote local, domestic and global engagement.

Accepting the challenge and opportunity to serve as a peer facilitator is a significant responsibility. Through this leadership role, students will facilitate all pre-immersion, immersion, and post-immersion experiences by accompanying participants as a peer educator, logistics coordinator, and support. Peer facilitators engage participants in cultivating a commitment to lifelong learning, reflection and action.

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2018-2019 Peer Facilitator Application: