2019-2020 Travel Opportunities

Tijuana Service Immersion

October 12, 2019; December 7, 2019; February 8, 2020; April 4, 4020; May 2, 2020 (Sign up through the OLP Hogar Infantil La Gloria Club)

Extended Day Tijuana Service Immersion Dates: November 16, 2019 and March 14, 2020.
Apply Online for November 16
Apply Online for March 14

Where: Hogar Infantil La Gloria Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico
Emphasis: Service Learning, Spanish Language Immersion
Estimated cost: $10
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to All Class Levels

In partnership with Saint Augustine HS Campus Ministry, OLP Campus Ministry and the student-led Hogar Infantil La Gloria Club make monthly visits to Hogar Infantil La Gloria, an Augustinian sponsored orphanage in Tijuana. Half-day visits include planned activities with the children and Mass with the orphanage community. Once a semester we host an extended day immersion, with visits to local nonprofits and a prayer service at the border wall.


CSJ High School Leadership Conference

October 10 - 12, 2019
Where: St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, CA
Emphasis: CSJ History, Faith Development, Leadership Skills, Community Building
Estimated Cost: $100
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to 10th and 11th grades

Applications Closed

This conference brings together student leaders from all four California CSJ high schools to explore the CSJ charism, build community, and learn from one another in faith. Our sister school, St. Mary’s Academy, will be hosting the conference this year.

“It's an amazing feeling to know that the sisterhood is not just found here at OLP, but extends all over California with our sister schools. Even though we are separated geographically, the spirit of the CSJ charisms lives in each of the schools and unites us together. I loved connecting with other young women who want to be better leaders for the world. I felt so much support and excitement to learn more about the unique CSJ history that is rooted deeply in ourselves. As a leader at my school, I wish to implement the same spirit of joyful service that the CSJ sisters have for the dear neighbor. This conference reminded me of the importance of being a servant leader and to always ask what are the needs of the community”. - 2018 OLP Participant

Application information coming soon


Ignatian Solidarity Network: Arrupe Leaders Summit

January 31 - February 2, 2020
Where: Mount Hermon Conference Center in Mount Hermon, CA
Emphasis: Social Justice, Advocacy, Community Building, Leadership Skills
Estimated cost: $600
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to all class levels

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The ISN Arrupe Leaders Summit invites emerging student leaders from Catholic high schools nationwide to deepen their understanding of “a faith that does justice,” share ideas and resources for social justice programming, and become empowered to effect positive social change in their local and global communities. Throughout the three-day program, students explore The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders through the lens of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J.’s life. Summit facilitators weave together Arrupe’s example with the leadership best practices, and help students make connections to their own lives through hands-on activities and personal reflection time. Further, students and faculty are given ample opportunities to share social justice programming ideas and make connections with fellow social justice leaders from around the country.


CSJ Los Angeles Service Immersion

March 18 - 20, 2020
Where: Dolores Mission School in East Los Angeles, CA
Emphasis: Social Justice, Service Learning
Estimated Cost: $100
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to 11th and 12th grades

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This 3-day, 2-night immersion allows students to gain a greater understanding of the work that our CSJ Sisters are doing in Los Angeles. Students will have the privilege of experiencing two CSJ social service programs through the charism “that all may be one:” Alexandria House and the St. Joseph Worker Program. In East Los Angeles, students will learn about the systemic issues of homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and poverty. Students will also have the opportunity to tour Homeboy Industries, an organization founded by Father Greg Boyle, that fosters kinship among former gang members. We will serve lunch at the Midnight Mission, the largest public kitchen on Skid Row. It will be an impactful and eye-opening few days serving our dear neighbors of Los Angeles.


Ecuador Cultural Immersion

April 11 - 18, 2020
Where: Rostro de Cristo in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Emphasis: Spanish Language Immersion, Social Justice, Service Learning
Estimated Cost: $2,500
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to current juniors and seniors, passport needed

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The Rostro de Cristo Retreat Program has offered over 3,000 participants from high schools, universities, parishes, and seminaries an opportunity to live, work, and pray in community in Ecuador for a period of seven days to two weeks. Groups live in retreat houses designed and built for the program within two neighborhoods on the outskirts of Guayaquil. Emphasis is placed on being with members of the local community rather than doing for them, building relationships and developing a greater understanding of the reality of Ecuadorians, through visits and dialogue.

Rostro de Cristo works with various partners across the cities of Durán and Guayaquil which retreat participants may visit, including: Fundacion Nuevo Mundo, a progressive bilingual school for the disadvantaged of Durán and Guayaquil and Hogar de Cristo, an international Jesuit organization that provides affordable housing and social services to the poor. In addition, Rostro de Cristo has founded and runs after-school programs, which groups visit and participate in. Retreat participants share activities to maintain living quarters, including trips to the local market, cooking and cleaning. Groups are invited to participate in parish liturgy and make time for daily prayer and reflection. It is the hope of Rostro de Cristo that through these experiences, young people will touch, taste, smell, see, and feel how the developing world lives and be forever changed. The retreat program is thus devoted to inspiring life-long commitments to service, faith, and social justice.

Application information coming soon


Spain Cultural Immersion

June 2020 (10 days, dates TBD)
Where: Various locations across Spain
Emphasis: Spanish Cultural Immersion
Estimated cost: $4,100
Point Person: Brigid Malheiros | [email protected]
Available to current frosh, sophomores, and juniors, passport needed

Please read more about the tour online. To receive application information, please complete the interest form.

Application information coming soon

For more information:

Contact

Director of Service Learning and Retreats
Katie Wilson
[email protected]