At IPM we believe that connections are a powerful bond that can lead to social change. Our signature Immersion Experience Program for school groups, businesses, institutions, and individuals focuses on developing those important bonds between participants and our Project Partners.
How To Enroll
Each IEP accommodates between 8 and 12 people at a time, but we do offer several solutions for smaller groups and individuals. Standard program fees are all-inclusive and range from $2,200 to $4,600. We encourage that you contact us approximately seven to nine months in advance of your intended departure date. For more information and to schedule your IEP, please contact:
Victoria Jimenez, Immersion Experience Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | +1.866.932.4082
The IPM Immersion Model stands apart from the traditional service or volunteer trip.
Our Immersion Experience Program focuses on person-to-person cross cultural exchange as the best avenue for building a more just and peaceful world. We encourage participants to walk in solidarity with the communities our Project Partners serve.
How does it work?
The Immersion Experience Program (IEP) offers 7-10 day travel opportunities to the regions where IPM’s Project Partners operate. Participants will meet and live with individuals from across our global community, listening and learning from their hosts while sharing their compassion and personal experience in turn.
What will we learn?
Participants will learn how our Project Partners benefit their communities and will be introduced to the history and current day realities of the region they are traveling in.
Where will we go?
Each IEP will focus on one of eleven different countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, India, Italy, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tanzania, and the United States of America.
What accommodations are provided?
IEP participants should expect simple lodging, local food, and safe drinking water. IPM will arrange for 3 daily meals and will accommodate all food allergies and dietary restrictions including vegetarianism and veganism. Airfare, in-country transportation, and translation services are also provided.
How is this different from a traditional service or volunteer trip?
The IEP methodology is to form relationships and develop a stronger understanding of our Project Partners’ daily realities. We do not do any direct service projects; it is our hope that returning participants become advocates for our Project Partners and marginalized citizens around the world. Program fees do include monetary contributions to IPM’s Project Partners, compensating them for the time they spend with each of our groups. All IPM Project Partners are engaged with IPM on a long-term basis for organizational development.
Schedules & Itineraries
Each Immersion Experience Program (IEP) offers a unique perspective on history and culture in one of eleven countries through the eyes of local people, including IPM’s own Project Partners.
Itineraries can be flexibly structured to best suit your group and all activities are subject to change as may be necessary. You can explore sample itineraries for each country using the links below.
For individuals of all ages and interests, we typically offer four to six Open Immersions each year that do not have a minimum group size. All Open Immersions have been indefinitely postponed in response to the spread of COVID-19.