Thinking about signing up for an immersion trip? Take the following steps:
- Discern what you want to say in your essay, for what student leader position (if any) you would like to apply, your trip rankings, etc.
- Complete the application.
- Proceed to Susan Janet’s desk (Massman 1) to sign up for an interview.
Due Date: Friday, October 5th
Dates of Interviews: October 15—19
Notification Date: October 31
Direct Questions to: Bill Kriege 816-501-4855.
Service-immersion trips invite students to live Rockhurst University’s Jesuit mission, a mission articulated in the former Jesuit Superior General Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s famous 1997 speech, which is partially etched into the stone of Rockhurst’s bell tower:
“Students must let the gritty reality of this world into their lives so they can learn to feel it, think about it critically, respond to its suffering, and engage it constructively.”
These weeklong experiences, which include manual labor, cultural immersion activities, relationship-building, and daily prayer and reflection, move students to a deeper understanding of the Gospel’s call to solidarity and justice. Extensive trip preparation and follow-up lead students toward the life-long path of becoming women and men for and with others.
Trips leave in January during Christmas Break and during March’s Spring Break to destinations such as:
- El Salvador
- New Orleans
- West Virginia
Rockhurst University generously subsidizes the majority of the trip expenses. The application process for the trips begins in September and includes a written application, short essay, and in-person interview. Acceptance is communicated in early November.
For more information about Service-Immersion Trips, contact:
Director of Service-Immersion Trips
Massman 2 (lower level)