Students volunteering in garden


El Paso, TX

May 17-May 24, 2014

The mission of SIP: El Paso is to work with the Border Immersion Experience in El Paso, across the border from Juarez, Mexico. This trip is your opportunity to learn about the issues that affect the lives of people living on the U.S./Mexico border.  The program may include opportunities to meet members of the Cristo Rey community, personal accounts of border life, deep immersion into Mexican and Mexican-American culture, service work on a preselected project in El Paso, presentations from people involved in social justice ministries, and visits with social service agencies in the area that deal directly with border and immigration issues. * Please note that Temple students will not be allowed to cross the border into Mexico at any point on the trip. 


Rosebud Lakota Reservation, SD

May 17-May 24, 2014

The mission of SIP: Lakota is to immerse students in the history and culture of the Lakota tribe through service, education, reflection and ritual celebration.  Participants will learn the history of the Lakota people and experience it through the lens of social justice.  The program seeks to develop students’ sense of self-awareness, their role as an agent of change and their sense of connection with the world around them.