• International Service Immersion

    El Salvador


    Spring Break, March 7-16, 2014 

    Join Campus Ministry, Student Development, the International Office, and Alumni Affairs for our 6th annual service program in San Salvador, the capital city of the Central American country El Salvador. ODU students, faculty, staff and alumni will work with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners to help two of the impoverished rural communities outside of San Salvador. Previous service projects include assisting with a children's feeding program, a pre-kindergarten program, a program to teach computer skills, a community garden, a women's group, a children's medical clinic, and also some ongoing construction projects to add a school and library to these communities. Our projects for 2013 are assisting with the construction of a house and working in an orphanage. We will soon determine what our projects will be for 2014.   

    In addition to our service projects, we will also be able to explore the rich culture and Catholic history of El Salvador. Each day will end with time to reflect on our experiences of the day. View the 2013 schedule for additional information. We will be staying in a retreat center. There will two participants per room with their own bathroom. The retreat center also has a chapel and gathering spaces. It is located high above the rest of the city of San Salvador which will provide amazing views of the city.


    Learn more by visiting the 2013 group blog!

    El Salvador 2013 Blog 


     Estimated Cost of program (Costs include all travel, room, health insurance and meals): TBD


    A deposit will be due by November 1st to reserve your space in the program.

    Partial scholarships are available for students. Please make sure to submit a scholarship essay along with your application to be considered.

    Students: Apply Online- Applications are due by October 7th 

    Alumni/Faculty/Staff: Please submit this paper application via email to the International Office by October 7th 

    If you have questions, please contact the International Office.