WHAT ARE IMMERSION PROJECTS?
Immersion Projects are off-campus, educational service opportunities at sites in the United States and abroad. Students travel to a site where they work and serve in a community different from their own. Each project seeks to foster a dialogue between the College community and the host community around issues of social justice. By working alongside people and sharing their stories, students learn about themselves and the world. Students find Immersion Projects to be exciting and powerful educational experiences.
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Read here for more information on registration, payment, participation expectations, financial awards, withdrawal policy, and other frequently asked questions.
Fill out the online Registration Form (will go live August 31) and pay the $100 deposit to secure your spot on an Immersion Project. Deposit payment can be made online or at the Center for Public Service in Plank Gym. Limited spaces are available in each project -- don't wait until the last minute to register!
Student Leadership Opportunities: Be a Project Leader
Project Leaders are students who work with Project Mentors before, during, and after the project to facilitate the Immersion Projects. Project Leaders receive $500 off their project fee. For consideration, complete the Project Leader Application and email it to Immersion_Projects@gettysburg.edu. See application for detailed information and responsibilities. Project Leaders will be selected in April 2015 for trips scheduled during the 2015-2016 academic year. Project Leaders have been chosen for 2015-2016.
Financial awards are available to help offset the cost of an Immersion Project. Read carefully the criteria for financial awards and follow directions for completing the application. For consideration, complete the Financial Award Application and email it to Immersion_Projects@gettysburg.edu. See application for detailed information.
WINTER BREAK TRIPS
Health Care and Food Access in Cuba
SPRING BREAK TRIPS
Healthcare in Rural Kentucky
Education and Literacy in Nicaragua