We must therefore raise our Jesuit educational standard to "educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world." Solidarity is learned through "contact" rather than through "concepts".... When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change.
- Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus
In response to the Society of Jesus' emphasis upon well-educated solidarity and global citizenship, the annual Faculty-Staff Immersion trip sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry offers LMU employees the opportunity to encounter realities outside their day to day experience. Each summer, participants travel to a developing country with particular attention to the needs of the poor and to gain a heightened awareness of the international dimension of Jesuit higher education and the opportunities it affords for global solidarity.
2015: El Salvador
2016: El Salvador
2019: Costa Rica
2020: Mexico (tentative)
This program is fully sponsored and participants pay no out-of-pockets costs. All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to apply. To learn more about the Faculty-Staff Immersion, contact Katherine Brown, Director of Mission and Identity Programs, at Katherine.Brown@lmu.edu.