Learn about the complex issues surrounding immigration, just housing, and border relations between the United States and Mexico while cultivating relationships with and working alongside community members in Tijuana, Mexico. Our long-time partner organization, Esperanza International, works within communities to support families in building dignified housing. In addition to spending their days working with families, in past years participants have had the opportunity to visit a shelter for migrants passing through Tijuana on the way to the United States, to spend time at the border wall learning about the issues and policies surrounding it, and to visit local community health initiatives, among other activities.
|2018 Program Dates||December 16-22, 2018|
|2018 Formation Information||Weekly on Monday nights in Fall Quarter, one post-trip integration meeting|
*$50 deposit due upon acceptance to immersion. Financial commitment may be fundraised or paid out of pocket. As part of the formation experience, the group of students participating on this immersion will work together to develop creative fundraising efforts to offset the cost of this immersion. Often, fundraising covers the majority of the cost for most students.
[The Mexico Immersion] simultaneously enlivened and sobered my idealism - enlivened it because I have never seen so much cause for hope or evidence of it on people's faces, and sobered because true change happens slowly.Past Participant Mexico Immersion
The Staff Companion on the 2018 Mexico Immersion is Marilyn Nash, Campus Minister for Social Justice. Marilyn will be working alongside the student leaders to plan the formation meetings and accompanying program participants through their immersion journey.
One of our Student Leaders for the 2018 Mexico Immersion is Clare Rodgers. Clare attended the Mexico Immersion as a participant in 2017.