Loyola University Maryland



Experience Baltimore

Various Community Partners
Baltimore, Maryland

Experience Baltimore is a 4-day immersion program for incoming first-year Loyola students held annually in August before classes begin.  Beyond the campus, and through different lenses, students learn about Baltimore’s unique and colorful neighborhoods that reveal the heart, spirit, and diversity of our city’s residents through service, volunteering, reflection, and engaging conversations. 

Loyola rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply to be a student leader for this experience. Student leader applications will be available in the spring semester.

Registration & Cost: For additional program details and to register for Experience Baltimore, visit the pre-fall program webpage.  

Criminal Justice Reform

Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Travel dates: Spring break 2019

This immersion offers participants an opportunity to learn about the human implications of the U.S. criminal justice system in our home city of Baltimore. Group members will learn about the challenges faced by people who have formerly been incarcerated in their effort to reenter society, such as difficulty finding housing, employment, and support after being released. Group members also will engage in dialogue and learn about ways racial inequality is perpetuated through the criminal justice system. Participants will engage in service opportunities, meet with local activists, hear the stories of people who were formerly incarcerated and hopefully see first- hand the conditions in a local prison. If you are curious about mass incarceration, this site will expose you to challenging information and many real-life stories.