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Alternate Break/Immersions

Immersion experiences, both local and global, are designed to help students see the world with new eyes, to recognize unjust suffering of marginalized communities and to allow those experiences to inform their college and career choices. 
Students on immersions and alternative breaks have traveled to Costa Rica and Tonga, among others. Each experience has staff, faculty and student leaders who receive pre-launch training. Details regarding applications, deadlines and future destinations coming soon. 
Immersion Locations

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Arizona/Mexico Border

Border Links: Details coming soon!

Costa Rica

Details coming soon!


The City of Oakland: Details coming soon!

San Francisco

Faithful Fools: Details coming soon!

Application Process

More details coming soon! Immersions are open to all students and all grade levels. 
Teacher, Staff or Parent and want to attend as an Immersion Leader? Reach out to us in the SLC in P-5.
Application Timeline
  1. To apply for M-A Immersions, you will use a single online application (coming soon!) and rank your preferences on level of interest
  2. All applications will require signed parental consent (form available to print on online application) and are due in the SLC (P-5) before the deadline
  3. Trip payment will be done in two equal installments before the trip unless another arrangement has been discussed
  4. Trips costs do not include cost of airfare (Arizona/Mexico), train (San Francisco)
  5. Grants to partially or fully cover cost of attendance are available (including airfare, train, bus, etc.) and can be indicated on the application
  6. There will be one or two pre-departure meetings and one or two post-immersion meetings held in the SLC
  7. The deadline for submission will always be the first Monday of December
  • 2020: December 7
  • 2021: December 6
  • 2022: December 5
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Service Immersion Photos

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Costa Rica Immersion

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