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Winter Immersions


I'M India (Service-Learning, TBD)

Dates: January 2-13, 2018
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. The group will also serve at Mother Teresa house serving the extremely poor, sick and dying.
Estimated cost: $1,500
Student Leader: Sarah McIlwaine

I'M Ireland (Service-Learning, Religious Studies)

Dates: January 2-13, 2018
Students will walk in the footsteps of Blessed Edmund Rice during this mission immersion in Ireland. One week will be spent in Dublin serving at 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. The team 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 $2,000
Student Leader: Caroline Hudson

I'M Habitat for Humanity

Dates: January 8-13, 2018
The team will partner with the Habitat for Humanity Chapter of Greater Harrisburg, Penn., or Bridgeport, Conn., for a week of service on their home construction and repair builds for families and veterans in need. During the week there are opportunities to explore local sites and a community night with volunteers and homeowners from the Habitat chapter.
Estimated cost: $300-400
Student Leader: Elizabeth McNiff

I'M Peru

Dates: January 2-13, 2018
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: Ashley Olaechea and Justin Pellegrino

I'M Philadelphia

Dates: January 8-14, 2018
The Saint Francis Inn is a place of ministry with people who are homeless, addicted, mentally ill and very poor. The main service site is the restaurant-style soup kitchen feeding up to 400 people a day while also providing other services. Additionally, there are service projects with the elderly and terminally ill.
Estimated cost: $150
Student Leader: Tyler Daniel