Academics

"Encuentro"

Monterrey, Mexico

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November, January, and June/July | Junior and Senior Classmen

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 before July of 2022. If you do not have a current passport, please apply and select the expedited feature.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Program Description: This 6-day 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 work 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.  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.

Questions?
Please direct questions to program coordinators Mr. Perry (rperry@jesuitcp.org), Mr. Eduardo Pint (ceduardopinto@jesuitcp.org), Ms. Stewart (estewart@jesuitcp.org), and Mr. Reese (kreese@jesuitcp.org).