Morelos, Mexico Program – Trip during Winter Break 2014-15
Arrupe International Immersion Program
Trip Destination: Various sites within Morelos, Mexico
Trip Dates: 8, 9, or 10 days toward the end of winter break 2014-15.
Coordinating Organizations: BC Campus Ministry, in collaboration with the Center for Global Education (CGE) an organization that has partnered with BC delegations for many years.
*Note: Please click here to learn about the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning for travel by U.S. citizens in Mexico and a response from the Arrupe Program’s longtime In-Country Partner Organization coordinating the Morelos trip, the Center for Global Education.
The Center for Global Education Philosophy:
The pedagogy of all programs encourages an interdisciplinary approach to learning in which the content and process are strongly interrelated. Participants are both teachers and learners, engaged in a continuing interplay between action and reflection. The method is participatory, problem-posing and experiential. Participants are invited to consider both theory and application in the context of their own experience.
Morelos, Mexico Trip Itinerary: The B.C. Morelos, Mexico delegation travels to the Mexican state of Morelos, where program participants collaborate with long-time in-country partner the Center for Global Education, in creating their immersion experience. The Center for Global Education coordinates an experience that combines visits to three locations, urban and rural: Mexico City, Cuernavaca, and Amatlan. Throughout the trip, program participants have the opportunity to meet and hear from representatives of the Catholic Church, including local Jesuits and their affiliates, the local government, and various non-governmental organizations in order to learn about immigration and migration, trade, employment, environmental issues, as well as health and education and other topics.
Part of the Morelos trip includes spending a few days with families in Amatlan, a small and vibrant community facing many issues that require that the principles of Catholic social teaching – human dignity, human rights and responsibilities, solidarity, etc. – be put into practice.