Global Engagement and Solidarity
In the late 1500s, a beloved Jesuit by the name of Jerome Nadal, S. J. proclaimed that for Jesuits and their apostolic works, “the world is our house." With a network of 850 schools, 36,734 staff members and 779,940 students across the globe, this statement still holds true today. We share the same vision and mission as the founding Jesuits before us. Blessed with being a part of this worldwide network, De Smet Jesuit has developed an international approach to exchange first-hand life experiences, foster deeper empathy and understanding toward others, and furthering educational opportunities beyond the classroom.
Through immersion trips, missionary excursions and cultural engagements, De Smet Jesuit students learn to collaborate - sharing best practices in education and critical thinking. For us, frontiers and boundaries are not obstacles or ends, but new challenges to be faced and new opportunities to be welcomed! Indeed, our approach is bold and offers a certain apostolic aggressiveness typical of the Jesuit way of proceeding. Our way of proceeding is a way of challenge. Our goal is to engage in those experiences which will transform the lives our students in such a way that they would, in turn, go forth and transform the world!
Upcoming Cultural Learning Travel Opportunities
Taiwanese Exchange - February 2018
Spain and. France Tour - June 2018
Italy - March 2019
Peru Exchange - March to April 2018
Puerto Rico - Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola
- November 2017
Nicaragua - Amigos for Christ - Summer 2018
Jesuit Refugee Service - Summer 2018