Immersion programs are integral to Jesuit and Catholic education today.
Take part in a relevant space for Jesuit and other Catholic college and university immersion experience coordinators working in ministry, service-learning/academics and student affairs to reflect on and discuss their work to engage students in the “gritty reality of the world” (Kolvenbach, 2000, Santa Clara University).
Date/Location: June 6-8 | Queens, NY
June 6-8, 2023
Thomas Berry Place is located in Queens, New York, where each attendee will have a private room. Bathrooms are communal.
The retreat center is located approximately 8 miles from both LaGuardia and JFK Airports and is 0.2 miles from the F train station.
What time will the program start and end?
The summit will begin at 4:45 pm ET on Tuesday, June 6, and will end at Noon ET on Wednesday, June 8.
Please do not book a flight that arrives any later than 3:15 PM ET to ensure you are at Thomas Berry Place for our opening session at 4:45 PM ET.
FOR DEPARTURE ON JUNE 8, 2023
On Thursday, June 8th, the program will conclude with lunch at 12 PM ET.
Can I come?
The program is open to college/university faculty and staff whose responsibilities include student immersion experience coordination and facilitation.
Do I have to work at a Jesuit college/university to attend?
No! All members of the Ignatian family, anyone open to doing this work through the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, are welcome to attend. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
Documentation of COVID vaccination is required for attendance. Additional COVID procedures may be instituted closer to the gathering if needed.
The Summit will include:
- Significant time for discussion and dialogue about what is happening at each individual’s campus
- Opportunities for resource sharing;
- Facilitated presentations that relate to the work of immersion experience coordinators;
- Reflection and sharing
Discussion areas could include the following:
- Program funding
- Partner/Host organizations
- Professional development ideas/methods
- Goals of immersion as informed by institutional mission and charism
- Trends in higher education related to global/service learning
- Integration of faith/spirituality and specifically Ignatian spirituality into programs
- Program assessment
- Liability and risk management
- Group formation and post-experience reflection
- Potential for cross-university collaboration
WANT TO JOIN THE PLANNING TEAM?
The program will be developed by a group of immersion coordinators with support from the Ignatian Solidarity Network staff. Those interested in being involved with planning should contact Erin Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before April 21
Member Institution: $500
Non-Member Institution: $550
After April 21
Member Institution: $525
Non-Member Institution: $575
Registration fees are per attendee and include program fees, room, and board beginning with dinner on 6/6 and ending with lunch on 6/8.
A $100 non-refundable deposit will be collected at the time of registration.