"Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ - for the God-man who lived and died for all the world; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce."
Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., twenty-eighth Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Strake Jesuit students are provided the opportunity to extend their “education outside the classroom” through the many international mission trips it offers. Students serve in many capacities assisting in programs; from education and rebuilding efforts to community programs for sustainability and hygiene, working with and for an impoverished population. Students learn firsthand, the motto of being Men for Others through these experiences, putting others before oneself and learning about cultural barriers and similarities.
General Information for all 2019 Strake Jesuit International Mission Trips
The trips are tailored mainly for rising seniors with 1st priority but are open to all students. Students who are on Financial Aid can also apply; the amount of aid received for a mission trip will be proportional to your financial aid package offered by the school. Applicant must have a current valid passport by the time of travel (cannot expire within 6 months of travel) or must be willing to apply for one prior to travel. This is necessary for booking air travel.
Who Can Apply
Open to all students, with priority given to grade level preference. Each mission trip earns you 100 hours of service credit upon successful participation in the entire mission of the program. There is a limit to the number of students per trip, given in each description.
Check individual mission trip pages for detailed information related to description, travel dates, and cost.