International Immersion Experiences

In the Holy Cross tradition, the International Immersion program strives to remind us that “we must make ourselves at home among more than one people or culture, reminding us again that the farther we go in giving , the more we stand to receive.” (Congregation of Holy Cross Constitution II, 17)

Students, faculty and staff members will participate in the International Immersion program hoping to find a home in a new culture. The program offers students a glimpse into the daily lives of people from another country while examining the critical issues of society and exploring our responsibility in the global community. Daytime activities include direct service opportunities, community interaction, experiencing the culture and occasionally visiting the local attractions. Evenings consists of talks on the local economy, political realities, the role of the Church and Holy Cross connections.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions about International Immersion experiences.


Monday, August 29 Application goes LIVE
Sunday, September 18 - 11:59 p.m.

Priority Deadline
If you apply by the deadline, you are guaranteed an interview. 

Sunday, September 25 - 11:59 p.m. 


If you have additional questions about what to expect with an International Immersion experience, contact Liza Manjarrez by e-mail or call 512-448-8534. 

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