Immersions

Immersions are a name given to a cross-cultural experience when an individual or group allows themselves to be ‘immersed’ in the lived reality of others. This type of journey can take place locally and internationally and can last from a couple of days up to a number of weeks or months.

Here is list of schools and organisations currently offering immersion programmes/experiences:

Edmund Rice Justice Trust Aotearoa – Street Immersion experience. A weekend of living on the streets of Auckland CBD. For young adults (post secondary school) who have completed an Edmund Rice Camp and/or an ER immersion programme.
Contact: Campbell Wood campbell@erjustice.org.nz

Edmund Rice Schools New Zealand – Street Retreat programme
An annual event held in Christchurch and sponsored by the Edmund Rice Justice Trust. Spend a time sleeping rough and involved in activities such as prison visits. For senior students from any Edmund Rice New Zealand school.
Contact: Your ER Network co-ordinator in your school

St Peter’s College, Auckland – for senior secondary students to India (biennially) and the Philippines (also biennially)
Contact: Hayden Kingdon    hkingdon@st-peters.school.nz

St Thomas of Canterbury College, Christchurch – for senior secondary students to India (biennially).
Contact: Marty Taylor   mtaylor@stc.school.nz