San Juan, Dominican Republic (May 27 – June 3)Students participate in a week-long construction project. Through the organization, Cambiando Vidas, participants engage in a cultural and communal experience of building a house with a family. Volunteers see the project through to completion – from the foundation to welcoming the family into their new home.
Quito, Ecuador (May 31 – June 10) The Working Boys' Center serves over 400 families of working children. Volunteers engage in school and community projects focused on the program's commitment to formation and social assistance. Groups also participate in a "minga" - a community work gang construction project.
Nogales, Arizona and Mexico (May 20 – May 27) Students take part in the Kino Border Initiative. This immersion trip not only embraces direct service but also focuses on educating participants on social justice through significant dialogue with people impacted by migration.
San Lucas, Guatemala (May 31 – June 10)Students work with the San Lucas Mission and Parish. Projects include participation in construction, coffee picking and processing, reforestation, and various community tasks. Groups will receive a cross-cultural experience combining hands-on service with opportunities for learning and community building.
Managua, Nicaragua (May 24 – June 3)Central American University serves as the host for this immersion trip. Participants learn about the Nicaraguan culture and people through lectures, service and visits to local schools, churches, rural communities and volunteer agencies.
Bateyes, Dominican Republic (June 10 – June 17) The Caribbean Social Immersion Program, an initiative of the Social Ministries Office of the Jesuits, focuses on the life of the migrant workers in the sugar mill communities. Presence based service, educational lectures, and social agency site visits give students the opportunity to learn about the culture and the most vulnerable communities of the country.
Mandeville, Jamaica (May 31 – June 7, June 7 - 14) Through this experience hosted by St. Joseph’s Parish, participants visit children at St. John Bosco’s home for street boys and a local parish, spend time with the elderly in nursing homes sponsored by the Missionaries of Charity, and work on building projects.
San Bernardino, Guatemala (May 31 - June 7)Hosted by Partners in Development (PID), students are engaged in various forms of service. Group projects include building homes, making village improvements, running children’s programs, and assisting in the PID Clinic.
Belize City, Belize (May 28 – June 4) Hand in Hand Ministries is dedicated to providing food, water, clothing, shelter, education and medical care to the most vulnerable populations. Participants work with families to repair or build homes, visit community members, play with the local children, and attend cultural presentations.
Managua, Nicaragua (June 3 – June 10) Hand in Hand Ministries serves as the host for this construction trip. Participants will work with a family to build their home and assist with school repairs in neighborhood preschools. Groups participate in home visits in the local community, spend time with children, and learn about the history and culture of Nicaragua.