Immersion

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 jose urban plunge | april 16-17
sacramento (Tri-school activity) | april 16-19
summer immersion trips:
east los angeles/dolores mission | june 8-14

easter break trips are open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors
summer immersion trips are open to rising juniors and seniors

students are required to attend the immersion retreat before the immersion experience
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