Arrupe International Immersion Program
Welcome to the Arrupe International Immersion Program web page!
Boston College Campus Ministry’s Arrupe International Immersion Program empowers participating undergrad students, primarily through undergrad “Student Leaders” and post-undergrad “Mentors,” to build intentional life- and faith-sharing communities. Together with their mentors, undergrad students learn about the complex reality, from a historical, social, economic, political and religious perspective, of people from another country who
struggle in poverty.
The program is named for Fr. Pedro Arrupe, a past Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a.k.a. the Jesuit, the Catholic religious order which founded Boston College, and whose charism and vision animate the University. Fr. Arrupe believed that living the gospel requires effective solidarity with a suffering world. He was a pioneer in urging the combination of pastoral concern, biblical reflection and social analysis.
Interested in learning more about participating in the Arrupe International Immersion Program for this next academic year - 2014-2015? Then attend (or view) one of the upcoming Information Sessions!
If you know you’ll be physically at BC during both the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters, and haven’t already been on a BC-sponsored international service/immersion trip – then please attend a Participant Information Session via the following process:
1) If you’re physically here at BC this semester, please plan to attend 1 of the following 5 sessions:
2) If you’re studying abroad this semester, please plan to view an info session. To view a session, by no later than Tue. March 18 at 5 pm EST please send an email to ArrupeProgram@gmail.com, with the subject line: “Abroad Spring 2014”, and sometime soon thereafter you’ll receive either a link to view a session on-line, or a summary of what was covered during a session.
Where are we going next year? Next year’s probable winter break trip destinations include: Belize, Chiapas Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Morelos Mexico, Nicaragua, and Puebla Mexico.
Any B.C. undergrad of any non-2014 graduation class (i.e. 2015, 2016 or 2017) is invited to apply – including those who are currently studying abroad this semester. In addition to attending or viewing an info session, please read all of the info on the Arrupe web page before you apply. A link to the undergrad Arrupe Student "Participant" position will be posted prominently on thie web page by Wed. March 19, 2014. Applications are due Mon. March 24, 2014 at 12:00 Noon EST (i.e. Boston Time), via an on-line process.