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GTE Immersions for 2014-2015

Participants in J-Term and Spring Term Immersions are required to attend a GTE Orientation session November 15 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

The deadline for Summer Term 2014 applications is February 15, 2014.

Participants in Summer Term 2014 immersions are required to attend a GTE Orientation session April 11, from 4:00 pm to 10 pm.

Applications for J-Term and Spring Term 2015 will be accepted after August 20, 2014.

All immersions outside the U.S. require a U.S. passport valid for six months following the ending date of the immersion. No application will be accepted without a copy of a valid U.S. passport.

For inquiries about the academic content and travel schedules of immersions, please contact the faculty member in charge.

Application forms (for submission to the Global Theological Education office): Immersion Application Form

For all other inquiries, contact the Global Theological Education office, globaltheology@smu.edu.

No advance applications will be accepted.

Spring Break 2014

• El Salvador Immersion — Division IV:  Dr. Hal Recinos

Summer 2014

May 18–24 » Oklahoma: Exploring Native Peoples — Division IV: 
   Dr. Elaine Heath [Syllabus (PDF)]
   Note: While the Global Theological Education program pays for the travel costs of one immersion course for each M.Div. student, this special immersion opportunity does not qualify as an immersion course eligible for payment by the GTE program.

January 2015

January 2–16 » Palestine/Israel Immersion — Division II: Dr. Robert Hunt

Spring Break 2015

• Cuba — Division II: Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi

May 2015

• China — Division I: Dr. Szekar Wan
• South Africa: Dr. Evelyn Parker



January 2014

• Dec. 29, 2013 – Jan. 14, 2014 » Palestine-Israel Immersion, Division II:
Dr. Robert Hunt | View Schedule (PDF)

Summer 2013 

• May 20 – June 4 » Taizé, France Immersion, Division IV:
Dr. Heidi Miller and Dr. Michael Hawn

• May 31 – June 17 » South Africa Immersion, Division IV:
Dr. Evelyn Parker

Spring Break 2013

• March 8–17 » Cuba Immersion, Division II: Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi

January 2013

• China Immersion — Division I: Dr. Szekar Wan
• Nepal Immersion — Division II: Dr. Ruben Habito
• Waco Immersion — Division IV: Dr. Hugo Magallanes

January 2012

Palestinian Territories/Israel — January 2–19, 2012: Christianity in the Holy Land (Dr. Valerie Karras)

Waco, Texas January 9-15, 2012: Experiencing a Culture of Homelessness/Christian Community Development Immersion Class
(Dr. Hugo Magallanes)

Summer 2011

    Taizé, France — May 15–30, 2011: Worship in an Ecumenical European Tradition (Dr. Michael Hawn and Dr. Mark Stamm)

    South Africa — July 24 – August 7, 2011: Stories of the People of South Africa (Dr. Evelyn Parker and Dr. Alyce McKenzie)

Immersion courses are open to all Perkins students and to non-student auditors.