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Applications for these trips are open! The deadline for priority applications is April 19th!
|El Salvador - Cost $1000||Jan 7th-16th, 2016|
Become familiar with current social issues in El Salvador surrounding women, children and immigration and learn about the history of the civil war. You'll experience a day long home stays with families in Zaragosa, an urban community outside of the country's capitol. Visit several sites in San Salvador, commemorating the deaths of Oscar Romero and four North American churchwomen, the six Jesuits and their colleagues at the Universidad Centro Americana (UCA). Learn about the history and social concerns of urban and rural El Salvador, including the work and origins of Christian Base Communities (CBEs) and cooperative movements. Host Organization: International Partners in Mission (IPM).
|Jamaica—Cost $1,000||Jan 9th–16th, 2016|
Mustard Seed Communities' facility in Montego Bay, Blessed Assurance, is home to over forty children with disabilities; ages 2 to 17 years old. Students stay at Blessed Assurance during their entire trip, providing an opportunity to establish close relationships with the children. Students will provide physical care and run educational programs with the children. Host Organization: Mustard Seed Communities
|Immokalee, Florida—Cost $600||Jan 10th–16th, 2016|
Students will spend the week learning about the experience of migrant farmers who pick 90% of the tomatoes consumed in the U.S. This ABI will examine migrant workers' conditions, rights, healthcare and living conditions while doing service in the community. This trip looks at the intersection of worker justice, immigration, food justice and it's effect on the economy of the local community.
L'Arche Daybreak —Cost $275
January 10th-16th, 2016
L’Arche communities bear witness to the reality that persons with intellectual disabilities possess inherent qualities of welcome, wonderment, spirituality, and friendship. L'Arche makes explicit the dignity of every human being by building inclusive communities of faith and friendship where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. Students will spend the week in the Daybreak L'Arche community in Toronto, Canada learning from and sharing life with the core members of community while doing projects as the houses need them. The Daybreak community was famously where Henri Nouwen wrote much of his spiritual writing. This unique ABI is open only to members of Christian Life Communities (CLC). A passport is needed for this ABI.
Host Organization: L 'Arche Daybreak.