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Why do you wish to take part in an immersion trip? *
List all previous experience with service and/or immersion trips, including dates/years. *
List any possible plans for future trips, study abroad, or service-learning. *
What motivates you to apply for this experience in Ecuador? *
How do you feel you have grown in your faith through voluntary service? *
What do you hope to learn from this particular immersion experience? *
Please list any skills which would be of use for this immersion experience, i.e. Spanish language proficiency, relevant traveling experience, medical training or certification, teaching experience, etc. *
We, on this trip, do not see this as a typical service trip for we believe that we go to immerse ourselves into the glory of God found in this Ecuadorian community. Our reality of privilege, as members of the United States and this Marquette University, allows us many opportunities not afforded to most people of the world. The purpose of this immersion trip is to be more aware of those privileges and to possibly leave them behind as we immerse ourselves into their culture. As a result, we will strive to avoid the excesses common to most affluent tourists. Therefore, participants will likely not visit all the tourist sies. Further, the program asks its participants to commit to a simple, rustic lifestyle with limitations to showers, simple meals, a youth hostel sleeping quarters, a "no headphones" request and a willingness to experience community in a deeply meaningful way.
Would you have a problem with any of the requests made of you to live without some of the luxuries you may be used to? *
While all students are welcome to participate, this program is structured in a way that promotes spiritual reflection, prayer, and group processing.
What is your experience in group processing or prayer leadership? *