Immersion Applications

Immersion Application Process

Community Engaged LearningPSR Immersive Intensives require an application, submitted to Community Engaged Learning and reviewed by course faculty.

Download the application:

Immersive Intensives offered by other GTU schools or organizations that have been approved by the CEL Director to fulfill the MDiv cross-cultural immersion requirement have different application processes that will be provided along with the information documents.


Spanish Language / Engaging Communities of Liberation
July 7-21, 2018  |  Cuernavaca, Mexico

Course Faculty: Dr. Bernie Schlager, in partnership with CETLALIC Language School   |  Summer Session: FTRS 3834

Course Description

This 2-week Immersion Intensive course in Cuernavaca, Mexico, will explore communities of liberation in contemporary Mexico, focusing on LGBTQ and women’s communities and on issues of economic justice within Mexico and between Mexico and the United States. Students will develop their knowledge of written and spoken Spanish through language classes and immersive living experience with native Spanish-speaking families, some of whom live very simply.

The program will include multiple field trips to sites of cultural and artistic importance, lectures on related topics, and dialogue with community members. Some knowledge of Spanish is suggested but not required.

Note—acceptance into course includes participation in two required pre-immersion classes:
Classes will happen week of June 25-29.
Days & Times will be determined by final cohort of participants.

These classes will include required readings, discussion, and other preparations for the July immersive intensive.

Download detailed information about cost, requirements, etc. HERE

Applications are still being accepted until
May 30, 2018