University Ministry’s Alternative Break Immersion Program (ABI) offers Dominican University students, faculty and staff an opportunity to step beyond our gates and dive into the social concerns of today. The program includes immersion experiences offered over the fall, spring, and summer breaks. We learn together in relationship. A team from Dominican University engages in service and builds relationships with people living in a different culture and among themselves. Together we examine social issues, reflect, and pray. We do all of this because such experiences have the power to transform lives, especially our own. We hope that you’ll consider applying.

Fall Semester

Parliament of World Religions: Toronto, Canada
November 1–4, 2018

Winter Break

Guatemala Service Immersion 
December 27, 2018–January 6, 2019

Spring Break

United Saints: New Orleans, LA
March 2–10, 2019

March: A Civil Rights Journey @50
TBD, 2020

Summer Break

Borderlands, Trip to the U.S./Mexico Border: San Diego, CA and Tijuana, MX
May 13–19, 2019

Nazareth Farm: Salem, WV
May 12–18, 2019

Receive Academic Credit

The service and study immersions to Haiti and Guatemala are designed as credit-bearing courses. All other alternative break immersions can have credit bearing components added to them to meet the requirements for the Social Justice and Civic Engagement minor or for any other major/minor program that agrees to integrate this experience into your course of study.