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Immersion Application Information

Application Process Summary:

Applications for Spring Break and May 2016 trips available - Monday, September 14th, 2015
Information Sessions - September 17, October 7th & 21st
Applications due by Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Selection process completed by Thursday, November 6th, 2015
Commitment form and deposit due - Thursday, November 12th, 2015 ($300 deposit - Guatemala, $100 deposit - Birmingham)
Fundraising materials and 1st meeting - Thursday, November 19th

Information Sessions

We will be introducing the spring break Immersion to Birmingham, AL and the May 2016 Immersion to Guatemala. We will also present information about what is expected of participants, the application process, and fundraising opportunities.

September 17th - 4 PM - Campus Ministry Office (Regina 308)
October 7th - 8:10 PM - Campus Ministry Office
October 21st - Noon - Campus Ministry Ofice


All participants will fill out an online application. Before filling out the application, it is important to read about the different immersion experiences that are being offered and to think through why you want to travel to a certain location.

The application asks for contact information, previous immersion experience, health and financial needs. All participants are required to write a short essay (under 500 words) about the prompt below. Please write this in a word document and copy and paste your answer into the online application. This will avoid the problem of losing your work if there is a computer or internet issue. 

The Notre Dame Immersion Program is based on the following 4 values: Servant Leadership, Learning, Community and Spirituality. Please choose two of these values and describe three personal or professional goals that you would like to achieve through the Immersion Experience. In addition to describing what you hope to gain through the experience, also describe what you hope to give to others.

The application is due by Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Click below for the different IMMERSION APPLICATIONS:

Selection Process

It is possible that there will be more applicants than we can accommodate on the immersions. In general, preference will be given to those who have not had previous immersion opportunities or those who can serve in leadership positions. Students will be selected based on the quality of the online application and demonstrated desire to engage in the service and learning that the immersion experience offers. It is also highly preferred for students to participate in an immersion before graduation.

Commitment Form

After applicants have been selected to participate in an immersion, they are asked to fill out a commitment form. This commitment form lists the expectations of all participants which include payment information, conduct guidelines including an agreement about refraining from alcohol consumption during an immersion, and information about the preparation process.

This form and a non-refundable deposit are due to the Campus Ministry office by the date indicated above. It is necessary to have your materials in on or before this date so that we can make flight arrangements and begin the planning process.

Fundraising Meeting

After participants have handed in their commitment forms and deposits, an initial meeting will be held to discuss fundraising options. Even if participants do not need to fundraise to pay for the immersion, this will be the first opportunity to meet the group and attendance is expected.


November 27

Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)

9:00 AM
Friday November 27, 9:00am
E.g., 11/27/15
E.g., 11/27/15