Academics

Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey Migrant Support Initiative

DATES: July 13-18,  2020

Cost: $3200

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This opportunity to serve migrants and better understand Catholic Social Teaching is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Monterrey, Mexico in conjunction with Jesuit Dallas. We will reside on-site at Casa San Nicholas, in a suburb of Monterrey, Mexico. Students who participate will engage in conversations with those who are directly impacted by the experience of migrating in order to escape the challenges faced in Central America. We will provide meals and supplies for the families, facilitate activities to prepare clients for work opportunities, support the childcare program, and participate in all aspects of organizing the center’s activities for the week.  This is an ideal opportunity to enrich Spanish skills, complete several direct service projects through Jesuit partners, explore the amazing culture of Mexico, and better understand the complexities and context of the current immigration dilemma. Daily opportunities for meals, fellowship, and group dialogue with the migrants will allow students to become more aware of the challenges that they are facing.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Students should be enrolled in Spanish, have Spanish conversational skills, or be willing to commit to an intensive language preparation program through the service and justice office
  • Students should be in the possession of a valid passport that does not expire in less than one year. If you do not have a current passport, please apply and select the expedited feature
  • Open to rising sophomores and juniors