Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

January Trips

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 Applications for these trips are open! The deadline for priority applications is April 19th!

El Salvador - Cost $1000Jan 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).

View the photo gallery from the 2015 El Salvador ABI here

Jamaica—Cost $1,000Jan 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 


View the photo gallery from the 2014 Jamaica ABI here

Immokalee, Florida—Cost $600Jan 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. 

View the photo gallery from the 2014 Immokalee ABI here

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.