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WHAT ARE IMMERSION PROJECTS?

Playing horns in the DRImmersion 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.

Important Dates
Check out these important dates with regard to deadlines of applications and mandatory meetings.

General Information
Read here for more information on registration, payment, participation expectations, financial awards, withdrawal policy, and other frequently asked questions.

Online Registration
Fill out the online Registration Form 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 2014 for trips scheduled during the 2014-2015 academic year. Deadline for applications is April 11, 2014.

Financial Awards
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.