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. For the 2022-23 school year, ND is slowly phasing the global education program back into rotation by offering the trips below. The COVID travel landscape will be reevaluated periodically and any updates or trip additions will be posted here and in the Student Announcements as they become available.

2022-23 Immersion Trips

Trip Name and Type Location Date Grade Levels Maximum
Cost Application Process
Justice or Leadership Immersion            
Urban Plunge: East Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA TBD January/ February 2023 All grades 12 $500

More information to come

Urban Plunge: New Orleans New Orleans, LA April 8-14, 2023

10, 11 & 12



More information to come
Interfaith Immersion: New Mexico Northern New Mexico June 2023 10, 11 & 12 10 ~$1.750 More information to come
Trip Name and Type Location Date Faculty Contact Email Approx. Cost Application Process
Cultural/Language Immersion            
Quito/Galapagos Islands Ecuador/Galapagos
June 2023 Tony Lecheler alecheler@


Email faculty

Italy/Greece Italy/Greece June 2023 Hilary Orr



Email faculty

For more information about the Global Education program at Notre Dame High School, please contact:

John Bracco

Director of Campus Operations & Co-Curricular Programs