Changing the world, one trip at a time.

From the rugged mountains in Appalachia and the verdant strawberry fields of Watsonville to the simple villages of Nicaragua, Serra Padres participate in several immersion trips each year. Building relationships with communities is at the heart of our program. We seek to foster and grow in justice, spirituality, solidarity and community.

Although challenging, the service immersion trips are extremely rewarding. Many Padres say that participating in an immersion trip was one of their best experiences at Serra. The immersion experience enables our students to see the world from a different perspective, while living out the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching.

Immersion 2019

easter break:
san francisco, tenderloin (april 15-18)
Tri-school activity, sacramento (april 16-19)
guatemala or Haiti tbd (june 4-14)
east los angeles (june 8-14)
nazareth farms, west virginia (July 21-27)
easter trips open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
summer trips open to sophomores and juniors


I wanted to step outside my comfort zone where the magic happens. The people of Nicaragua have just as much, if not more, life and spirit than people living in luxurious life styles in America.

Miguel Angel Amaral '18

For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Mary Dowden
Immersion Coordinator
650.345.8207 ext. 507