Alternative Break Immersions (ABI)

LUC ABIImmerse yourself in the world

Serve communities domestically or abroad during academic breaks through Loyola’s ABI program.  ABIs are rooted in social justice, providing students an opportunity to live simply, build community, deepen faith, and do justice.

Previous destinations have included

  • Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest, Kentucky
  • Bethlehem Farm, West Virginia
  • BorderLinks, Tucson, AZ/Nogalez, Mexico
  • Cherith Brook Catholic Worker, St. Louis, MO
  • CrossRoads Ministries, Louisville, KY
  • Daybreak, L’Arche, Toronto, Canada
  • Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, Washington, DC
  • Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC), Guatemala
  • Hubbard House, East St. Louis, IL
  • International Partners in Mission, El Salvador
  • Jeanie Wylie Community, Detroit, Michigan
  • Jerusalem Farm, Kansas City, MO
  • Jonah House, Baltimore, MD
  • Joppa Farm, Tennessee
  • Marian Middle School, St. Louis, MO
  • Mercy Center, New York, NY
  • Mustard Seed Communities, Jamaica
  • Nativity Middle School, Milwaukee, WI
  • Nazareth Farm, West Virginia
  • Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
  • Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church, Portland, OR
  • St. Labre School & Reservation, Ashland, MT
  • Tantre Organic Farm, Chelsea, MI
  • Various non-profits, South Side, Chicago


Applications are available online and  are due in the fall semester. Interested students should contact Susan Haarman for more information.


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