Global education opportunities are powerful learning tools that surround a student with a particular culture and intense experience. Through local, national and international immersion experiences, students will be empowered to work effectively with diverse populations in a variety of settings to build global perspective, cultural competency and cultural fluency. Learn more about Notre Dame's Global Education Program here.
NDSJ Global Education Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to experience culture, service, and language through a variety of unique local, national and global trip offerings. From rebuilding neighborhoods and snacking on beignets in New Orleans to serving the underprivileged while learning about the Tenderloin's storied history in San Francisco, there is a trip for everyone!
Traditionally, Notre Dame offers 7 justice and leadership immersion trips on an annual basis during the school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ND is suspending all student travel until summer 2021 with the exception of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, which will be held virtually. There are also 3 cultural immersion trips due to embark in the summer of 2021 that are still proceeding as planned and interested students can email the faculty member in charge of the trip for more information. The travel landscape will be reevaluated in January 2021 and any updates or trip additions will be posted here and in the Student Announcements as they become available.
2020-21 Immersion Trips
|Trip Name and Type||Location||Date||Grade Levels||Maximum
|Ignatian Family Teach-In
|10, 11 & 12||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Trip Name and Type||Location||Date||Faculty Contact||Approx. Cost||Application Process|
|Quito/Galapagos Islands||Ecuador/Galapa-gos Islands||June 2021||Tony Lecheler||alecheler@
|$4,317||Email faculty contact|
|Italy/Greece||Italy/Greece||June 2021||Hilary Orr||hilaryorr@
|$4,500||Email faculty contact|
|Iceland/Berlin Leadership Summit||Iceland/Germany||July 2-12, 2021||Nicki Pfaff||npfaff@
|TBD||Email faculty contact|
Annual Justice/Leadership Immersion Trips
Click the links below to find out more information about the 7 trips that Notre Dame traditionally offers on a yearly basis. It is our goal to be able to run these trips again safely in the 2021-22 school year.
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Washington, D.C.
Urban Plunge: East Los Angeles
Urban Plunge: San Francisco/Tenderloin
Central Coast Plunge
Urban Plunge: New Orleans
Sisters in El Salvador
Cultural/Language Immersion Trips
The following trips are traditionally offered every 2-3 years. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
- Clubs & Organizations
- Speech & Debate
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Student Leadership
- Summer Programs
- Career & Life Success
- Global Education Program