Programs

Ecuador

February 29-March 7, 2020

The mission of SIP: Ecuador is to immerse students in the culture of the self-sustaining community of Yunguilla, which runs a community-based corporation that produces orchids, cheese, jams and crafts. During your experience, you'll work alongside and learn from community members about sustainable agriculture practices and natural resource conservation, as well as experience communal life, by learning how to milk a cow, prepare traditional cheeses, make preserves and jams, work on the organic farm and vegetable garden and/or participate in the reforestation project. If you're excited about ecological conservation, sustainability or green practices -this experience may be for you!

El Paso, Texas

February 29-March 7, 2020

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.*

Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

May 9-15, 2020

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. Students will also learn about the Lakota philosophy of interconnectedness with the land, nature, and other human beings. Service projects and cultural events will be coordinated by Re-Member.
 

Chicago, IL

Fraternity and Sorority Life SIP

May 9-15, 2020

The Fraternity and Sorority Life SIP brings together Temple's FSL community to live our values through service & education. The group will travel to Chicago, IL, living and working with the Darst Center for Justice & Peace located in the Bridgeport neighborhood. The Center focuses on the intertwined nature of injustices by highlighting the systems of homelessness, food insecurity, incarceration, education, and immigration. Through the Center's longstanding partnerships with local agencies in Chicago, SIP participants will get to know people directly impacted, challenge societal stereotypes, and break down barriers that continue to perpetuate inequity and indifference.