PJC offers a study abroad opportunity in conjunction with University Ministry.
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 more than 15
marginalized communities throughout the United States and the Americas.
A section of PAX 212 Social Justice & Social Change is available
for pre-trip credit. Students may also choose to do a 2-credit post-trip
course in winter with the faculty member on the trip.
Share the lives and history of the people of El Salvador for ten days.
You will live with families of San Jacinto, a Vincentian parish located
on the outskirts of San Salvador. There you may serve in the
parish day care center, an elderly care center, an orphanage and/or
other ministries with the Daughters of Charity. Service will also
include learning about and listening to the stories of the people you
will meet; what their lives were like before teh Civil War, during the
war (1980-1992) and since the peace accords of 1992. You will also have
the opportunity to visit historical and spiritual sites, including
memorial sites of people executed because of their oppositon to human
rights abuses and violent repression by the military during the 1970's
Colombia: A Paradoxical Reality (Bogota, Colombia)
are paradoxical. Come and see one vivid example of the beauty and
ugliness of a country. Immerse yourself in the complexities of Latin
America with our Vincentian family in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia
represents a great opportunity to explore a country that concentrates
most of the problems of Latin America – civil war, drugs, extreme right
paramilitary, extreme left guerrillas, systematic violation of human
rights, internal displacement. The opportunities Colombia offers for
this analysis are unique due to its long history and struggles for
peace, justice, and respect for human dignity. The organizations we are
collaborating with have a long, rich experience difficult to find in
other places in the world. Be a part of accompanying the Vincentian
ministries in Colombia!
Spring Break Trips:
There are other service opportunities through Student Affairs.
See the Internship Page.
Visit the Study Abroad Program website to learn about the DePaul sponsored programs. Read the Frequently Asked Questions
about Study Abroad and learn about attending a non-DePaul program.
Remember to visit the Study Abroad Program when considering
Additional Study Abroad
Bard College offers scholarships for the following study abroad options directly related to peace, justice, and conflict: