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Do you have plans for Winter Break or Spring Break? Do you like to travel, serve, and meet new people? Check out these opportunities to go on a Winter or Spring Break Service Immersions. The first step is going to one of the information sessions below.


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.

Meet this year's service immersion interns! If you have any questions about the service immersion program or are curious about other’s experience on a trip Nicole, Estephany, and Rebeca are the experts! Email any questions to

Read a student's reflection on their service immersion experience.

Click here to read some stories and reflections from the Spring Break 2013 Vincentians in Action Service Immersions!

Find out about the Service Immersion Program's philosophy:
Philosophy Document | Source Document: "Experiencing God in the Poor"

"Serve, build community, cultivate social justice, live intentionally and grow spiritually "

Now What?

For further information, please contact:
( or Joyana Jacoby ( or 773.325.4772)

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