2016–2017 Immersion Courses

GTE Immersions for 2016–2017



Announcing Upcoming GTE Immersions. 

Registration for J-Term and Spring Term will begin on August 25th.

January 2017

  • J-Term: January, 2017 » Palestine/Israel Student Immersion — 
      Division II: Dr. Robert Hunt

  • J-Term: January, 2017  Mexico City, Dr. Ted Campbell

Spring 2017

  • Spring Break, 2017 » El Salvador Student Immersion (exact dates to be determined) — Division IV: Dr. Hal Recinos

  • Spring Break, 2017 Vatican Immersion, Division II, Dr. Bruce Marshall, Dr. James Lee

  • Spring Break, 2017 S. Africa Immersion, Division IV, Dr. Evelyn Parker

Summer 2017

  • May, 2017» Greece/Turkey Student Immersion (exact dates to be determined) — Division I or II: Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

  • May, 2017» Iona/Lindisfarne Student Immersion (exact dates to be determined) — Division IV: TBA

  • June 6-16, 2017 Germany – Student Immersion, “On the Footsteps of Martin Luther 500 Years after the Protestant Reformation in Germany”, Dr. Suzanne Scholz.

Participants in immersion courses are required to attend a designated GTE Orientation session.

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.




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RECENT IMMERSIONS

Spring Break 2016

• Cuba Student Immersion: Havana, Matanzas (tentative dates March 4—14, 2016) —
  Division II: Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi ; Course Expectations and Information

• El Salvador Student Immersion (tentative dates March 4—14, 2016) — 
  Division IV: Dr. Hal Recinos

 China Student Immersion: Hong Kong, Wenzhou, Beijing (tentative dates March 3— 14, 2016) —
  Division I: Dr. Sze-kar Wan ; Itinerary

Summer 2016

• May 10 - 20, 2016 » United Methodist Church General Conference Student Immersion: Portland, Oregon — 
  Division IV: Dr. William B. Lawrence, Dean of Perkins School of Theology and Bishop D. Max Whitfield

January 2016
• January 5–10, 2016 » Homeless Persons Student Immersion: Waco, Texas —
  Division IV: Dr. Hugo Magallenes

• January 3–16, 2016 » Palestine/Israel Student Immersion — 
  Division I or II: Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

May 2015

• May 17–31, 2015 » South Africa Student Immersion —
Division IV: Dr. Evelyn Parker

January 2015

• January 3–14 » Palestine/Israel Student and Alumni/ae Immersions —
Division II: Dr. Robert Hunt and Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles  

• January 13–18 » Homeless Immersion in Waco —
Division IV: Dr. Hugo Magallanes

Summer 2014

• May 18–24 » Oklahoma Student Immersion: Exploring Native Peoples —
Division IV: Dr. Elaine Heath [Syllabus (PDF)]

Spring Break 2014

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

January 2014

• December 29, 2013 – January 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. Sze-kar 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)

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