Service Immersion

Overview

CCE’s Immersion programs offer week-long trips in local communities where students learn about a variety of social justice issues and reflect on their experiences. During the immersions, students focus on core themes of simplicity, community, spirituality, and Justice and learn alongside community partners.

Justice in January - January 8th through 14th (dates may vary by site)

Justice in January is a week-long immersion experience where students explore the realities of immigration and border issues along the U.S./Mexico border and enter into dialogue with individuals impacted by immigration, community leaders, non-profits and government agencies. During the immersion, students have the opportunity to cross the border to learn from and serve with organizations that provide assistance to and accompany migrants. 

The semester prior to the immersion, students enroll in SOSJ 280, a 1-credit course that provides a brief sociologically-informed political, economic, and cultural overview of the U.S./Mexico border. Students utilize this common baseline of knowledge to inform their immersion experience.

The Justice in January immersion cost is $850 and covers all travel and program costs including transportation, lodging, meals, and a donation to host organizations and a one-way flight to Spokane from the Immersion site at the end of the trip.

Registration for Justice in January is now open!  Students can register for SOSJ 280 Justice in January in Fall 2022 (12:10pm to 1:00pm on Fridays) through Zagweb

Sites for 2022-2023 will be announced soon! 

Past Justice in January Sites:

  • Tucson, Arizona / Nogales, Mexico
  • San Diego, California / Tijuana, Mexico
  • El Paso, Texas / Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

 

Spring Break Immersions - March 12th through 18th (dates may vary by site)

We are currently looking for 2022-2023 student leaders! As a student leader, you will have the opportunity to lead an immersion trip (alongside a faculty or staff advisor) and receive a full waiver for participation. Immersion or service experience is preferred, but not required. If you are interested in serving as a student leader for a Spring break immersion, contact Tiffany Picotte at picotte@gonzaga.edu

Spring break immersions cost $350 (including a $150 non-refundable deposit) and cover all travel and program costs including transportation, lodging, meals, and a donation to host organizations. Spokane Immersions have a reduced cost of $150 and cover all program costs including transportation, meals, and a donation to the host organizations. 

Registration for Spring break immersions opens on August 1stPartial fee waivers may be available and can be requested by contacting Tiffany Picotte at picotte@gonzaga.edu. 

Sites for 2022-2023 will be announced soon!

Past Spring Immersion Sites:

  • Sisters, Oregon
  • Tacoma, Washington

 

If you have any questions about Immersions, please contact Tiffany Picotte atpicotte@gonzaga.edu.