Global Immersion Program
Central to the AnBryce Scholars Initiative are immersion experiences supporting and expanding the work of becoming a global citizen. Students take part in immersive travel experiences, both domestically and internationally. Currently, our first year scholars travel to Ireland or Washington D.C. with the support of campus partnerships from our University Writing Program and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
As one of our Global Immersion Program sites, Ireland provides an opportunity to juxtapose the rural landscape of County Galway, at our Notre Dame Kylemore Abbey Facility, and the urban, business oriented, East corridor of Dublin. Our time in Kylemore strengthens bonds between cohorts and the foray into Dublin opens up a world rich with history while also showcasing the changes the Celtic Tiger era ushered in leading to a hub for technology and innovation.
Our Washington DC program serves as a stateside cosmopolitan experience. In partnership with the AnBryce Foundation, our students experience a center of global governance, a convergence of cultures, and a city rich in historic locations.
Students take a personalized tour of the Capitol and Supreme Court, attend lectures at Georgetown University or the University of Virginia, and learn about the gentrification of predominantly African American U Street. They visit the AnBryce Foundation headquarters in McLean, VA but mirror the rural experience of Kylemore Abbey in Ireland with a foray to Camp Dogwood, a summer camp run by the AnBryce Foundation.
London, the site of our original Global Immersion excursions demonstrated the power of cosmopolitan experiences and expanding the geographic imaginations of our students. Being a global citizen, cognizant of all the rights and privileges of our communal well-being is at the heart of our immersive experiences.