El Salvador Immersion Program

El Salvador Immersion Program

This 10-day immersion takes place in January and is facilitated by International Partners in Mission.  The group is led by a Holy Cross chaplain and student leader and will allow students to learn about El Salvador’s complex history as well as come to know what local groups are doing today to promote justice, peace, and economic opportunities. 

The El Salvador Experience

While based at a guest house in San Salvador, most of our days will be spent visiting community projects and schools in the region as well as visiting the sites where the six Jesuits, four American churchwomen, Fr. Rutilio Grande, and Archbishop Romero were martyred in the 1980’s.  An overnight homestay with families in Zaragosa and a road trip to the historically significant department of Morazan are also highlights.

Practical information

The typical cost is between $1,800-$2,000 which includes flights, meals, and accommodations.  Financial aid is available for those in need of additional support.

An informational meeting is held in early April with selections completed prior to spring exams.  The group of 14-16 students will meet regularly throughout the fall semester to prepare.