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Winter Immersions

I'M India (Service-Learning, Education)

An Iona student hugs a young boy and they both smile warmly.

Dates: January 2-12, 2019
We will partner, once again, with the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in Kolkata, India, serving in various Brothers’ ministries with children and people with disabilities, while also collaborating with the Nine is Mine Campaign in running human rights workshops and advocacy activities for the Christian Brother schools. Participants will also volunteer at Mother Teresa house serving the extremely poor, sick and dying.
Estimated cost: $1,500
Student Leader: Hannah Evans

I'M Ireland

An Iona student stretches her arms out and smiles in front of a stained glass window that reads '150 years of Edmund Rice 2016'

Dates: January 2-12, 2019
Students will walk in the footsteps of Blessed Edmund Rice during this mission immersion in Ireland. One week will be spent in Dublin serving the Wheatfield Prison, the Peter McVerry drop-in center for people who are homeless or suffering addiction, and soup kitchens while learning about social justice issues relating to these populations. Participants will also head to Waterford and Callan to visit the Blessed Edmund Rice heritage sites and to Belfast to serve with the Edmund Rice Network ministries at the Westcourt Centre.
Estimated cost: $2,100                      
Student Leader: Ally Kuppelmeyer

I'M Peru

An Iona student takes a selfie with everyone posed in the background smiling and waving.

Dates: January 2-12, 2019
The Iona in Mission group will be partnering with Los Hermanos (Christian Brothers)in the Canto Grande barrio of Lima, Peru, to build relationships of solidarity through home construction, family visits, and running a day camp for the children of the neighborhood. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply!
Estimated cost: $1,850                      
Student Leaders: Tevan Costoso and Nicolette Loaiza

I'M Washington, D.C.

Students in Iona Immersion shirts pose on a sidewalk by a fence with a mural of a monk confronting a wolf in the background.

Dates: January 5-12, 2019
Through a partnership with The Pilgrimage, the Iona in Mission team going to Washington, D.C., will embark on a transformative week of action and reflection with our neighbors who are poor in the nation’s capital. The Pilgrimage seeks to help young adults connect their faith with social awareness and action. In doing this, the Pilgrimage hopes to build communities where people are invested in eradicating hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
Estimated cost: $400             
Student Leader: Jeanne Meteles

I'M President’s Weekend Service Plunge

Two students volunteer in a kitchen and take a break in their aprons.

Dates: February 15-18, 2019
The President’s Day Weekend Service Plunge will engage students in a variety of local service projects, advocacy, and education within LGBT communities in the New York City metro area.
Estimated cost: $75
Student Leader: Abigail Rapillo