Total Ignatian Experience Immersion Trips

As incoming sophomores, students are able to attend our TIE Kansas City immersion trip. Located here in Kansas City, Jerusalem Farm hosts our group in historic northeast Kansas City. Staying with Jerusalem Farm involves living simply, conserving resources, working hard, sharing stories, and even cooking! Each day our group will work in the home of a community member on house related projects such as painting, siding, installing flooring, or dry walling. Students will enjoy evenings focused on community living and learning about social justice issues present here in their hometown.

As incoming juniors, students are able to attend our TIE Appalachia immersion trip in Tennessee. Working with Habitat for Humanity, students will focus their efforts on completing a major phase of constructing a home. Habitat Appalachia is the second oldest Habitat site in the world, and they have a strong tradition of hard work and southern hospitality. We will enjoy community meals and spend time with members of the community in Robbins, Tennessee.

As incoming seniors, students are able to attend our TIE Tijuana immersion trip. In Tijuana, Mexico, the organization Esperanza operates to construct housing with human dignity in mind. The trip will involve traveling to San Diego, driving 30 minutes across the U.S./Mexican border, and remaining in the La Gloria neighborhood of Tijuana for the week. Each day students will work hard, really hard, to dig foundations, construct concrete walls, pour ceilings, and have some fun along the way. Outside of work, students will enjoy life at La Posada, the complex where we stay during the week. With space for volleyball, table games, and relaxation, the evenings are focused on sharing. This trip requires a passport and many other details that go along with international travel.


Summer 2023

Each of the trips is generously chaperoned by Rockhurst High School faculty and staff in addition to the professional staff of each respective organization.
We appreciate the support of our families who sacrifice to send their students on our TIE trips. This endeavor impacts the whole family. Thank you for considering the opportunity to include service as part of your student’s summer.

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    Alan Ratermann 

    Director of Ignatian Service Programs, Teacher
    (816) 363-2036 Ext 373