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Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences

Why does Spiritan Campus Ministry take students on Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences?  

In keeping with the Spiritan's ideals of "going to the poorest of the poor" to places in the world where no one else wants to go, SCM uses the CCME'S as an opportunity to introduce students to other cultures and the Spiritan way of life.  CCME's are a faith based community engagement opportunity that allows students to engage in service, cultural immersion, and spiritual growth. Our trips are short-term experiences during Spring Break, and in the summer. 

Please join SCM for a Cross-Cultural Mission Experience!

CCMEs are an opportunity for people from a variety of backgrounds, faiths, majors to come together for a common mission to serve, learn and share our faith and stories with each other and members of the communities where we work. Please take some time to read the trip descriptions available on this page to see where your gifts, talents and interests align best. Following your application, we will schedule an interview with SCM staff and you will be placed based on a variety of factors in order to ensure the best experience for everyone on each experience! For more information on the application process or about the experiences, please contact Kate Lecci at leccik@duq.edu or Fr. Bill Christy at christyw458@duq.edu.

*The Dominican Republic CCME will potentially be postponed due to the current Zika outbreak. The University is evaluating the current situation of where we typically travel and will make a decision regarding this trip in the near future. Please note, if this trip is postponed, another domestic summer experience will replace this one.

Spring Break CCMES   

Appalachian Mission Experience: Mullens, WV

Crowdfunding for the trip can be found here: www.spirit.duq.edu/mullens17

Urban Plunge US Spiritan Mission Experience: Arlington VA / Baltimore, MD 

Crowdfunding for the trip can be found here: www.spirit.duq.edu/arlingtonbaltimore17

Urban Plunge US Spiritan Mission Experience: Chicago, IL / Dayton, OH

Crowdfunding for the trip can be found here: www.spirit.duq.edu/chicagodayton17

Migrant Farmworker Experience: Immokalee, FL

Crowdfunding for the trip can be found here: www.spirit.duq.edu/immokalee17

Summer CCME

Dominican Republic TBA

All students attending a CCME must submit an application, attend an interview with SCM staff and participate in pre-trip activities (including a group crowd funding component.) 

Cost: $100.00 per person (travel and lodging is covered by SCM and donors, we ask for a small individual contribution from students to cover food costs.)

Want to know what your peers are saying about CCME's? Check out this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvKScoOmv1I

Or Read Up On Last Year's Blogs!

http://www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/spiritan-campus-ministry/blogs