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.
Check out these important dates with regard to deadlines of applications and mandatory meetings.
Registration, costs, payment. Participation criteria/expectations. Student Leader opportunities. Financial awards. Withdrawal policy.
Online Registration (May trip registration runs from Nov 26-Feb 1)
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.
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.
FACULTY/STAFF LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: PROJECT MENTORS
If you are interested in helping a Project Leader (student) to lead an Immersion Project, please read the Responsibilities Brochure and fill out an application
WINTER BREAK TRIPS
Civil Rights Movement:
Alabama - $1,000
Native American Living:
San Carlos - $1,750
SPRING BREAK TRIPS
Gulf Coast Rebuilding:
New Orleans - $1,100
Leon Nicaragua - $1,525
AIDS in America: NYC - $800
Adams County - $250