Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Mission/Immersion

News Coverage of Jesuit Mission/Immersion Trips

Cusco, Peru Snow-capped peaks of the sacred valley pierce a strikingly blue sky. Jolting along in two weathered, foreign pickups, thirteen American passengers restlessly fidget, smothered in colorful plastic bags of donations for the young children of the village of Sullomayo. Their slight physical discomfort, nearly sacrilegious in the presence of such shockingly beautiful mountain terrain, shrinks as the rising...
For most students at Jesuit, their trips around the world, days at the beach, or concerts from the summer leave them eager to share their experiences as soon as they return to the 28 acres in August. While many think of only enthralling and adventurous trips to talk about, a group of about 50 students returned with a new acquired...
A bustling group of young teenagers with the Jesuit logo plastered across their chest and elderly folks wearing their native clothes, approach a golden beach. Soon one group ventures into a separated small lagoon, marked by a shallow sand bar, while another settles down by some rocks overlooking the ocean. At the lagoon, the elderly wade into the water...
This past school year, Mr. Michael Reimer, the head of The Yearbook, inquired into a discontinued Jesuit Mission trip. It had been 8 years since Jesuit Dallas had visited Peru, and it would be the summer of 2014 that we would return. Thanks to the hard work and planning of Mr. Reimer, Mr. David Williams, and Mr. Richard Perry, who organized the...
Eight Jesuit students walk out through the glass doors of the airport and emerge into the heart of the city. Surprised, each looks left, then right, attempting to orient themselves with their new surroundings. Their new surroundings are drastically different from life at home, as they see how life can be in other parts of the world. This was the...
In the summer, the average person goes on vacation to an exotic place or goes to visit family in another state. But, have you ever considered going on an immersion trip in the summer to serve others? The Jesuit Community Service Office has many trips they are offering this summer to students of all grade levels, which they encourage...
The trip where students are forced to carry 49 pounds of (medical) drugs through foreign airports. Where students spend hours driving up and down one-lane roads on the sides of mountains, fearing each bump as if the truck is going to tip over. Where each day is spent with 6-10 hours in a clinic, tending to the needs of...
It's 7:30 am. Mr. DuRoss rapidly walks up to the student's room and ferociously bangs on their door. The sleepy students slowly proceed to wake up, brush their teeth, and drag themselves to breakfast. After entering the kitchen, the students crack some eggs into a pan and prepare themselves some PB&J's, creating an exquisite and healthy meal to start off...

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