Each year over 150 DePaul students choose
to dedicate their Spring or Winter break to service, reflection, simplicity, community,
spirituality and social justice during a Service Immersion. YOU
have the opportunity to serve, live, and build relationships with over 15 marginalized
communities throughout the United States and the Americas.
As a Vincentian in Action
on a Service Immersion you could spend your week working with the homeless in Los
Angeles, repairing and building homes in Appalachia, learning about Civil Rights
in Montgomery, living simply in El Salvador, and much more. You will have the opportunity
to dive deep and get to know other DePaul students while traveling to new places.
“What must be done?” is our Vincentian question.
On a Service Immersion you will learn firsthand what it means to
be a Vincentian in Action and how to live out DePaul’s mission of service and justice.
The mission of Service Immersion trips is to provide students with transformational
short-term service immersion opportunities that incorporate community, spiritual
reflection, simplicity, and increased awareness of social injustice. Integrated
throughout the immersion experience is the Vincentian in Action ways of awareness/appreciation,
dialogue and solidarity. It is in these experiences that we hope to inspire growth
and change in a way that resonates back home through the sharing of stories and
action toward systemic change.