Spring Break Immersions

Border Immersion

March 2017 

Travel to the U.S./Mexico border for one week to learn about immigration, the global economy, and environmental and human rights issues. This immersion provides the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives on the complex issue of immigration and may include visits to a detention center, federal court, social service agencies, and human rights organizations.

To view student reflections from previous Border Immersions, visit our blog.  

Student Coordinators (2016-2017):
Emma Martinez
Joseph Rojo

Contact: Border.immersion@up.edu

students painting house purple during Border Immersion

Collegiate Challenge Immersion

March 2017 

Participate in this one-week Habitat for Humanity build with a group of fellow University of Portland students. The group will work on building houses within the Pacific Northwest.

This experience allows students to immerse themselves in issues surrounding housing in the Northwest, while also building community. Students will not only work alongside peers, but also have the opportunity to collaborate with the families who become homeowners of the home the group helps to build.

To view student reflections from previous Collegiate Challenge Immersions, visit our blog.  

2016 Collegiate Challenge Video

Student Coordinators (2016-2017):
Cory Lutz
Will Young

Contact: CollegiateChallenge@up.edu 

students lifting wall for house during Collegiate Challenge


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