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Student Leaders

Arrupe International

Group of students on Arrupe trip in a forest.

Role of a Student Leader

Undergraduate Student Leaders coordinate a particular Arrupe program as a partnership, and are supported by a pair of Mentors. Mentors are post-undergrad adults affiliated with BC as administrators, grad students, or faculty. Each pair of Student Leaders and Mentors accompany a particular Small Community throughout their full-year experience, including the winter break immersion trip. Student Leaders are responsible for facilitating the small group meetings, logistical preparation for the trip, and practicing the ministry of presence in accompanying the students of the group.


Student Leader qualifications and expectations

  • will be a BC senior during the upcoming academic year and be at BC during the entire year

  • have participated in an international service or immersion trip at BC

  • have great maturity and integrity, humility and compassion

  • have a desire to explore and share their faith and discern how to live it in the world

  • have the capacity to accompany their peers as these they explore, share and discern

  • have a deep commitment to social justice values (strive to live in solidarity)

  • have the capacity to build a community of trust and inquiry

  • have excellent organizational and facilitation skills


Student Leader commitment

  • Averages 8 - 12 hours per week from April of one academic year through March of the next
  • Small Group Meetings: 2 hours per week
  • Planning Small Group Activities (with Mentors): 1 hour per week
  • Student Leader Meetings:  2 hours per week on Friday afternoons
  • Facilitate 3 Fundraising Projects with the Small Community
  • Coordinate Small Group Participation in Group Point Drive
  • Lead small communities in pre-trip retreat (2 nights, fall semester), post-trip retreat (1 night, spring semester); monthly Sunday night presentations; lead solidarity initiatives (upon return from in-country experience)



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