Iona in Mission Immersions 2017-2018

What is Immersion?

Our primary task on the journey is to open our hearts, listen and try to be compassionate, that is to deeply allow ourselves to “see” as the local people see. Immersion is a window through which we see the world in new ways. It forces us beyond our comfort zones, invites us to grow and opens up new possibilities for LIFE. We don’t know exactly what’s going to happen. The rules and norms of your culture may not all be valid and may block the experience. People world-wide live and think differently from you and that is a good thing.  The border is a place of encounter; it becomes a place where we can share life with people of different economic levels, who speak a different language, who have distinct ways of thinking and living. Encounter is a place for breaking down the walls that divide.
- Reflection from Brother John Casey
 

Application Deadlines

Group (Trips) Deadline
Group A (India, Ireland, Peru, Zambia) Friday, September 8, 2017
Group B (Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia) Friday, September 22, 2017
Group C (Brownsville, Chicago, New Orleans) Friday, October 13, 2017
Group D (Nazareth Farm, NYC – the Bronx, Washington D.C.) Friday, October 27, 2017
Group E (L’Arche Boston and Syracuse, Mississippi, Rochester) Monday, February 5, 2018

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Ryan’s internship at the UN gave him the hands-on experience he needs to go on to grad school and an exciting future in global relations.

Ryan Bacci ’14

International Studies and French

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