2018-2019 Travel Opportunities

Ignatian Teach-In for Justice

November 2-5, 2018
Emphasis: Social Justice, Advocacy, Government Policy
Estimated cost: $900
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to All Class Levels

This year’s theme: “Discipleship at the Crossroads: The Courage to Journey Together as an Intersectional Community." The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.

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Tijuana Service Immersion

December 1 & March 16
Where: Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Emphasis: Social Justice, Service Learning, Border Issues
Estimated cost: Free
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to All Class Levels

Application information coming soon


Civil Rights Tour

March 31, 2019 - April 5, 2019
Where: Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma, Memphis
Emphasis: This tour traces the steps of the Civil Rights Movement in the American South.  This trip will combine elements of Catholic Social Teaching, our CSJ Charism, and important historical events that continue to shape our society.
Estimated Cost: $2,589
Point Person: Aaron Gonzalez | [email protected]
Available to All Class Levels

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Sustainable Living in Germany and Switzerland

April 17-28, 2019
Emphasis: Sustainable Living, STEM
Estimated cost: $4,000
Point Person: Kristen Artz | [email protected]
Available to all class levels

Recycling. Clean energy. Cars of the future. Germany and Switzerland have been at the forefront of some of the world’s most forward-thinking approaches to technology and energy. And it’s easy to see why—these countries are a perfect blend of European charm and start-up culture.

Learn about Germany and Switzerland’s innovative sustainability efforts by seeing state-of-the-art models of renewable energy, urban farming, and eco-tourism. Be a part of the creative conservation firsthand as you embark on an urban quest in the green city of Freiburg, hike through an Alpine glacier, and discover a vast underground city in a nuclear bunker in Lucerne. Learn more.

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Appalachian Immersion at Nazareth Farm

April 22-27, 2019
Emphasis: Social Justice, Environmental Studies, Service Learning
Estimated Cost: $950
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to 10-12th graders

The Appalachian Immersion gives students the opportunity to spend a week of simplicity and service at Nazareth Farm, a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that offers a service-retreat experience. Throughout the week, our students will deepen their faith through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer and service. Students will serve alongside the farm's Appalachian neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair such as roofing, painting and siding. It is a powerful week, spent celebrating the richness of Appalachian culture and experiencing God by building relationships between fellow volunteers and the local community. Michelle Payne ‘18 shares, "I was so impacted by my experience at Nazareth Farm. It helped me grow spiritually and reach a deeper understanding of what God and the world mean to me. I also fell into some incredible friendships that helped me further discover who I am and what I value. Being surrounded by individuals on various paths, who are passionate about service and willing to connect, made me feel so loved and safe. I feel so blessed to have been able to attend Nazareth Farm and meet such beautiful people."

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CSJ Service in Los Angeles

Spring 2019
Emphasis: Social Justice, Service Learning
Estimated Cost: $250
Point Person: Katie Wilson | [email protected]
Available to grades 11 & 12

This 3-day, 2-night immersion allowed 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.

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Global Leadership Summit (Sold Out!)

July 2-15, 2019
Where: Krakow, Prague, Munich & Power of Communication Conference
Emphasis: History, Social Justice, Communication
Estimated cost: $5,300
Point Person: Kathleen Guerin | [email protected]
Available to All Class Levels

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Washington D.C.

Summer 2019 (possible dates: July 1 – July 5) 
Emphasis: This trip will be the culmination of a three-week U.S. Government summer school course.  With a study abroad approach, the first two weeks of the course will take place on the OLP campus and the third week will take place at various locations throughout Washington D.C..
Estimated Cost: $2,500
Point Person: Aaron Gonzalez | [email protected]
Available to all incoming Seniors

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Contact

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

Assistant Principal / Director of Athletics
Aaron Gonzalez
[email protected]

English Department
Kathleen Guerin
[email protected]