New Students Participate in Immersion Programs

Posted on August 30th, 2004 by

Thirty Gustavus Adolphus College first-year students are starting the school year a week early and learning in novel ways – by camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area or participating in service projects. Both experiential, community-building learning programs take place between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2.

The Community Service Immersion program provides leadership and service experiences by allowing students to participate in a variety of community service opportunities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area as well as rural areas in Southern Minnesota. Twelve first-year students will spend four days in service and educational learning at a variety of sites including homeless shelters, immigration and refugee assistance centers, humane societies, and environmental cleanup sites.

The Boundary Waters Immersion program provides 20 students with opportunities for personal growth and developing an understanding of environmental stewardship. These students and leaders will canoe and camp through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

These programs have been offered at Gustavus for the past four years.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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