2014-2015 Immersion Courses

GTE Immersions for 2014-2015

Perkins School of Theology

Participants in immersion courses are required to attend a designated GTE Orientation session.
• J-Term and Spring Term 2015 immersion course orientation will be November 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• Orientation for the Summer 2015 immersion course will be April 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

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.

January 2015

January 2–18 » Palestine/Israel Student Immersion — Division II:
Dr. Robert Hunt [Additional Information about this Immersion Course]

January 3–14 » Palestine/Israel Alumni/ae Immersion:
Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles [Additional Information about this Immersion Experience] 

• January (dates to be announced) » Homeless Immersion in Waco — Division IV:
Dr. Hugo Magallanes

May 2015

• China Student Immersion — Division I: Dr. Szekar Wan

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

• South Africa Student Immersion — Division IV: Dr. Evelyn Parker

January 2016

• J-Term (dates to be announced) » Palestine/Israel Student Immersion — Division II:
Dr. Robert Hunt 

Spring Break 2016

• El Salvador Student Immersion (dates to be announced) — Division IV: 
Dr. Hal Recinos


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

• 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.