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El Paso, Texas

Organization - Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey
Volunteer and learn about issues of social justice along the U.S. - Mexican border. In a time where tensions are high along the border, you will come together with local community members to educate yourself and stand with the marginalized.
You will engage in a hands-on examination of the border region and partake in a cultural immersion in the issues that affect the lives of people living between two worlds. Encounter personal stories, meet with organizations serving migrants, meet an immigration lawyer and border patrol, serve with their after school program and more. Go from politicizing to humanizing an international crisis.
 Dates: January 7th - January 14th 2023
$200 program fee + $600 travel fee = $800

Las Crusas, New Mexico

Organization - Border Servant Corps
Volunteer and learn about issues of social justice along the U.S. - Mexican border. In a time where tensions are high along the border, you will come together with local community members to educate yourself and stand with the marginalized.
You will engage in a hands-on examination of the border region and partake in a cultural immersion in the issues that affect the lives of people living between two worlds.  Speak with migrants, visit those serving the border on a daily basis, meet with government officials and border patrol, learn about immigration law and more.
As the organization says, "In today’s polarized society – surrounding almost every issue – it seems increasingly important to come together, get to know one another, learn about realities, think critically, and proactively engage with renewed understanding."
 Dates: January 9th - January 15th 2022
Tentative Cost Total: $TBD
($TBD Program fee + $TBD final payment)
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CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace), El Salvador

Organization - CRISPAZ
Encounter the people of El Salvador through a faith based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the Church of the poor and the marginalized communities in EL Salvador; and communities in the US through mutual accompaniment. CRISPAZ is politically non-partisan, committed to nonviolence and supportive of the faith journeys of one another.
Students will do a twoday homestay, learn about the issues facing El Salvador, the dirty wars, and migration. Additionally, they will visit the place where the 6 Jesuits and 2 companions were martyred 3o years ago. Students will learn about Father Romero, visiting where he did his ministry, was martyred, and where he was laid to rest.
Dates: January 7th - 14th 2023
$200 program fee + $750 travel fee = $950

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Organization - Rostro de Cristo
Work alongside the volunteers of Rostro de Cristo. RdC mission is not to fix Ecudaor, but to empower it.  This program relies on building relationships with the Ecuadorian people. The SJU Immersion Program to Ecuador relies on a policy of intentionality that empowers local communities to make decisions and changes for themselves.
You will witness the hope and the challenges that co-exist side by side in the people of Ecuador, day in and day out.
Date: TBD
Tentative Cost Total: $1,425
($625 Program fee + $800 Final Payment)
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