Where We Go

IPM offers Immersion Experiences for groups and individuals to 10 different countries. Each trip offers a unique perspective into the history and culture of each location through the eyes of the local people, including IPM’s own Project Partners.

Explore sample itineraries below; if your organization is interested in a group Immersion Experience, we are happy to work with you on including activities important to your group in the itinerary. The order and time of all activities are subject to change and may not always be available.

Explore this tropical country with IPM and experience the true beauty in its people. You will learn about Brazil’s complex history and visit IPM’s Project Partners to come to know what local groups are doing to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women, and youth.

Day 1:  Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, visit the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and other cultural attractions around Rio.

Day 2:  Travel into Rio’s favelas, learn about a Franciscan community’s work, and have lunch with the community members. Participate in afternoon activities with the children.

Day 3:  Fly to Uberlandia and spend the day with a community daycare and teen activity program.

Day 4:  Continue morning activities with the daycare program in Uberlandia, have lunch with the youth from the teen program, and visit IPM Project Partner Agro-ecological Resource Project.

Day 5:  Drive to Campo Florido, a refugee camp for landless peoples. Meet with the landless and grassroots leaders there. Spend the night in a landless settlement.

Day 6:  Participate in activities and dialogue with the community in the landless settlement and travel back to Uberlandia in the afternoon.

Day 7:  Take a cultural excursion to the magnificant Iguacu Falls and the surrounding area.

Day 8:  Depart for the United States.

Discover the beauty of this country filled with colors and welcoming people. You will gather with our project partners and learn how they work for a community filled with justice, peace and hope; while you learn and understand the Colombian people’s history and its development in the present days. Get to know our Colombian Project Partners and learn how they are building spaces to promote justice, peace and hope for youth, children and women in the country! 

Day 1:
Departure from the United States and arrival in Bogotá.
 

Day 2:
Introduction to the Colombian reality while riding the
Metrocable cable car. You will visit a women’s project in Bogotá and delight your eyes with the beautiful views of the city from the Monserrate Hill.
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Day 3:
Explore the beautiful landscapes of Colombian nature while learning about a native tribe at the
Guatavita lagoon, and be amazed by the wonderful Salt Cathedral.
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Day 4:
Get on the bus ride with IPM to Ibagué, and have a meeting with our Project Partners, who will introduce themselves and
give a tour around the city with you.
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Day 5:
You will spend the day playing games with the children of our Project Partner: Working children. During the afternoon, you will be on a bus ride to the beautiful Planadas.
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Day 6:
This day you will learn the about Colombia’s complex history and visit the people of some communities in Planadas.
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Day 7:
A smell of delicious coffee will follow you today, as you are visiting a coffee farm to learn about the process of coffee from the farm to the cup you take at home.
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Day 8:
Back in Ibagué, you will get to visit the
Project Partner: SER Mujer, have a visit around the market where the women that participate in the project work, as well as get to see some of their houses and, you will say goodbye to the day with a visit to a beautiful waterfall close the Ibagués downtown.
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Day 9:
This is time to say good-bye to our project partners and go back to Bogotá, just in time to visit a museum
and have a final reflection. 

Day 10:
Return to the United States.

Explore this country’s rich culture and beautiful landscapes. Learn about the history that is behind its nowadays challenges. You will visit our Community Partners in the country and learn about how people in the municipality of El Cercado organize their communities to promote justice, peace and hope for women, children and youth in the area; as well as for their Haitian neighbors.  

Day 1:
Departure from the United States
and arrival in Santo Domingo, with a brief introduction to the Dominican Republic’s history and culture. 

Day 2:
You will visit the
historical Santo Domingo, a place with beautiful buildings filled with history of the colonial era.
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Day 3:
Bus ride to El Cercado
where you will meet the leaders of various communities in the municipality, you will spend the night at a retreat center.
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Day 4:
You will visit the Sustainable agriculture project, in
Gajo de Pedro; where you will share lunch with the participants of the project and learn about how they have gained their food sovereignty.
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Day 5:
Spend the day with IPM Project Partners: El Cercado Community Development and the Women’s Nutritional Program, visiting their many initiatives including a bakery, agricultural nurseries, peanut butter nutrition project, and more. During the afternoon, you will spend some quality time with the people of the Senior Citizen Center.
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Day 6:
You will meet the youth from the
Derrumbadero Youth Center, and visit the local facilities in El Cercado. You will also have a great time while exchanging cultures with the Parish Youth Group at the retreat center.
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Day 7:
On your way back to Santo Domingo, you will get to see the beautiful church of Dioceses de San Juan. After, you will visit the beach and the wonderful Three Eyes Caves, in Santo Domingo, and share the final reflection with the group.
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Day 8:
Return to the United States.

Enjoy El Salvador with IPM and experience the beauty of its culture, the warmth of the Salvadorans and its pretty landscapes. You will learn about El Salvador’s interesting history and its repercussions on the recent years. You will visit IPM’s ´Project Partners to come to know what local groups are doing to promote justice, peace and hope for children, youth and women.

Day 1:
Departure from the United States
and visit the Museum of the Word and the Image, to get acquainted with El Salvador’s history.

Day 2:
You will get to visit our Project Partner: NUTRAVIDA, a soy program that feeds the community with a balanced diet. Then, you will visit the town of Aguilares, to learn about Rutilio Grande; after, you will spend the evening in the beautiful and historical city of Suchitoto.
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Day 3:
You will learn about Monsignor Romero and visit his crypt in the Historic Downtown of the capital. Later on, you will be in Santiago Nonualco, to learn about the four American Churchwomen who were martyred in 1980, as well as to see their legacy.
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Day 4:
A day filled with history, where you will visit Monsignor Romero’s house and the Divina Providencia chapel, to learn more about his role in El Salvador’s history. After, you will have a tour around the University of Central America, including the Museum of Martyrs, for a history of the war and the Jesuit martyrs.
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Day 5:
You will enjoy a morning visit to our Project Partner: IDES and share lunch with them. Later on, you will travel to
to Perquín, a mountain community in the state of Morazán.
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Day 6:
Spend the day in
Perquín and visit historical sites such as the Revolution Museum and the village of Mozote, where 1,200 people were killed in a 1981 massacre. Return to San Salvador.
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Day 7:
You will meet another Project Partner: ACACCPAMU, or Creative Muses as they are also call
ed. You will spend an inspiring afternoon listening to their stories and sharing a meal with them.
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Day 8:
You will visit with IPM Project Partners
Patronato Lidia Coggiola, a community preschool & elementary after-school tutoring program, and ACOMUJERZA, a local women’s cooperative engaged in various income-generating activities such
VIEW PHOTO (COGGIOLA) AND (ACOMUJERZA)

Day 9:
Return to the United States.

Travel with IPM and learn about the history, struggles, culture and people that compose this vast and interesting country. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners and learn how they are working in one of the world’s most heavily populated countries to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Days 1 & 2:
Departure from the U.S. and arrival in Trivandrum, where you will meet IPM’s Regional Staff and get settled in the guest house.

Day 3:
You will enjoy a visit to the Wood Palace museum and have an opportunity to see the beautiful Hawa Beach.

Day 4:
This day you will get in a bus ride to Nagercoil, where you will meet the staff at the Kanyakumari Trust Hospital-home of IPM’s Project Partner: Mary Jenkins Hospice Center. Later, you will visit the oldest church in India, as well as the Vivekanda rock in Kanyakumari, where three oceans meet.

Day 5:
Departure to airport, you will fly to Ahmedabad
and, check into the International Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development.

Day 6:
On this day, you will visit
Jyoti Sangh, the first women-based organization. Later on, you will also visit IPM’s Project Partner HUM (Hindus united with Muslims), and learn about interreligious cooperation. You will also be welcomed by the DaniLimda Youth Group, and share local music and dance.

Day 7:
Join IPM in visiting The Ancient Step, a cultural and historical site in Patan. After, you will visit the Sun Temple of Motera.

Day 8:
This day, you will join IPM in visiting their Fellow
Himat Chauhan; you’ll get to spend the day with him and learn about the work he develops.

Day 9:
You will visit
Jeevantieerth, an urban slum Project; afterwards, you’ll visit Gandhi Ashram. You will end the day with a shopping opportunity at a local street.

Day 10:
Departure back to the U.S.

Travel around this country that is famous for its awe inspiring landscapes, classical art, and delicious food. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partner and learn how this local group in is working to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1:  Depart the United States for Rome.

Day 2:  Arrive in Rome, greeted by IPM’s Chief Executive Officer, Joe Cistone. Spend the afternoon touring Campo di Fiore, the open air market, and the central historic center including the Colosseum. Then enjoy an evening walk and dinner out on the town.

Day 3:  Travel to Castel Volturno for a site visit with IPM Project Partner Project of Hope/Speranza II, a community that provides safe haven for women who have been illegally trafficked from Nigeria to Italy. Then travel on to Naples and visit the National Archaeological Museum.

Day 4:  Leave the Amalfi Coast for Reggio di Calabria where you’ll visit the Riace Warriors at Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia.

Day 5:  Tour Assisi and the Basilica di Santa Chiara, and celebrate the New Year in this historic area.

Day 6:  Drive to Orvietto and visit Duomo to admire Signorelli’s Frescos and tour the area. Then meet with a representative from the World Food Program.

Day 7:  Drive to Syracuse and visit the Bellomo Museum with the Burial of St. Lucy & stopover at the Archaeological Park with the Greek Theater.

Day 8:  Travel to Florence and visit Michelangelo’s “David in Accademia.” Take a walking tour of Florence with visits including Il Duomo, Santo Croce, and Ponte Vecchio.

Day 9:  Take time to sight see in Valletta, including a visit to the Co-Cathedral of St. John to see The Beheading of John the Baptist & St. Jerome.

Day 10:  Return to Rome and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Then tour the Basilica and maybe even climb to the top of the dome.

Day 11:  Return to the United States.

Plunge yourself into this country’s fascinating culture, rich heritage, and witness its extraordinary progress in the face of adversity. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners across Kenya and learn how these local groups are working today to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1:  Depart the United States for Kenya.

Day 2:  Arrive in Nairobi in the evening and get settled in at the Guest House.

Day 3:  Visit with IPM Project Partners Watoto Wa Lwanga, a group offering support and education to children in marginalized communities, Dandora Women’s Forum, an organization of nearly 300 women who engage in income generating opportunities in the slum of Dandora, & Villa Teag, an orphanage serving many children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Day 4:  Go on a tour of Nairobi and then travel to spend the day with IPM Project Partner Kandula Village Project, a community group that works to improve children’s education and access to safe drinking water for the community.

Day 5:  Travel to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, spend the afternoon at the lodge, and then embark on a sunset wildlife safari.

Day 6:  Go on a morning game drive through the Maasai Mara and then travel to the village of Nyabondo, stopping for a picnic lunch on the way.

Day 7:  Spend the morning in Nyabondo playing and sharing with students and faculty from IPM Project Partner St. Martin De Porres School for Cerebral Palsy and then travel to Nyamonye.

Day 8:  Visit with IPM Project Partner Rieti Agricultural Training Program and the Franciscan sisters who started this Project to empower the disadvantaged members of their community of Nyamonye.

Day 9:  Take the scenic drive back to Nairobi, passing through the Kericho Region, famous for its tea production.

Day 10:  Spend the final day with the inspiring young women from IPM Project Partners Bride Rescue Project and AIC Girls School, providing education and a safe space for young women who would otherwise have been victim to early marriage, and then depart in the evening for the United States.

Day 11:  Arrive in the United States.

Explore this country by traveling in and around the capital. Get familiarized with Nicaragua’s captivating political history and its engaging people. You will visit IPM’s Project Partners in the country and learn how local groups are working today to promote justice, peace and hope to for children, women and youth.

Day 1:
Departure from the United States, arrival in Managua and tour of historical places around the city.

Day 2:
This day you will see an organic farm
and you visit León, the city’s museum and most important places.

Day 3:
You will have a bus ride to San Francisco Libre, where our Project Partner
Mujer y Comunidad will be waiting to welcome you and share lunch. Later on, you will also meet the Youth Network Against Violence and go back to Managua.
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Day 4:
On this day, you will travel to the beautiful Masaya and see its active volcano; you will also visit the market
and a pottery cooperative.
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Day 5:
You will join IPM in visiting the National Cathedral; after, you will meet with a Christian Based
Community and IPM’s friend Don Rafael. During the afternoon, you can enjoy a friendly soccer match and you will end the day by visiting the Salvador Allende Boarwalk.
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Day 6:
You will visit the city of
Nindirí where you’ll meet our Project Partner CEPROSI, have lunch with them and share some activities. You will spend the night with one of the host families in Nindirí.
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Day 7:
You will go back to CEPROSI, for one more opportunity to shop their artisanal products; after this, you will tr
avel back to Managua.
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Day 8:
Join IPM in visiti
ng their friend Yamileth Pérez, who will share about her project Esperanza en Acción with you during lunch. In the afternoon, you will also get to meet with the project Podcast for Peace.
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Day 9:
On your last day, you will have a tour around the city of Granada, as well as a boat
tour in Lake Nicaragua and you will have a chance to go for a swim in the lake.

Day 10:
Return to the United States.

Immerse yourself in this country’s fertile landscapes, meet its inspiring people, and learn about its complex history while visiting many famous attractions. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners and learn how they are working to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1 & 2:
Departure from the U.S. and arrival in Kathmandu, and check-in at the guest house.

Day 3:
On this day, you’ll visit the Pashupinath Temple and Bouddhantah, a world heritage Site.

Day 4:
You will visit the Social Work Institute, to learn about realities in Nepal. Later, you will visit
Patan city, a city of fine arts that contains over 1200 Buddhist monuments.

Day 5:
You will travel to
Bandipur, meet a Women Cooperative and share lunch with them. You will spend the night with one of the host family.

Day 6:
This day, you will return to
Bandipur, and spend a cultural evening with songs and dances.

Day 7:
You’ll have a walk t
o explore a cave and, afterwards, you’ll meet with some village members in Bimalnagar and lastly, you will go back to Kathmandu.

Day 8:
You will have the opportunity to see and learn in the IOM (International Organization for Migration)

Day 9:
Join IPM and spend the day at Papa’s House: Nepal’s Orphans Home.

Day 10:
In this day, you will visit
Mitrarta Children’s Home and the Swayambhunath temple.

Day 11:
This day, you will visit Mother Teresa’s hold home
and you will have a meeting with a women’s monastery and Fr. Sharkey.

Day 12:
Return to the U.S.

Discover this country’s tumultuous past, hopeful future, and engage with its uniquely wonderful people. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners across Tanzania and learn how these local groups are working today to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1:  Depart the United States for Tanzania.

Day 2:  Arrive in Dar es Salaam and travel to the guest house.

Day 3:  Get an overview of Tanzanian culture and history at the University of Dar es Salaam and then travel to Temboni to meet with representatives from a community-based AIDS project and IPM Project Partner Tanzania Women of Impact Foundation (TAWIF).

Day 4:  Travel to Bagamoyo and visit the Kaole ruins, Caravan serai, Marian village & Msalabani

Day 5:  Travel to Arusha and visit with Non-Governmental Organizations working for community change, as well as the Jesuit Novitiate College.

Day 6:  Spend the day on a safari at the beautiful Mikumi National Park.

Day 7:  Visit the Selian Outpost Hospital which provides healthcare to the surrounding community.

Day 8:  Visit and spend the day at Mgolole children’s orphanage, then return to Arusha and spend the afternoon relaxing fair trade shopping.

Day 9:  Spend time at the Massaai Artisan Market and Morogoro Seminary, then return to guest house for final reflection and packing. Depart in evening for the United States

Day 10:  Arrive in the United States.

Learn about the Shoshone culture, while appreciating the extraordinary natural resources and landscape which play such a large part in the cultural values of this community. Visit with IPM Project Partners and Friends of IPM working to promote justice, peace, and hope.

Day 1:  Travel to Wind River Reservation.

Day 2:  Take a tour of the area, including visits to the cemetery where Sacajawea is buried and to the reservation’s oldest community, Washakie, home to Fort Washakie.

Day 3:  Dialogue with youth of the former Eastern Shoshone Youth Project about issues facing Native American Youth, then visit with the organizers of IPM Project Partner Sacajewea’s Treasures, a microfinance initiative that supports the traditional artwork of the area. Spend the afternoon horseback riding on local trails.

Day 4:  Visit traditional Shoshone hunting grounds with a view of the Grand Teton Mountains, then return to set up Tipi camp.

Day 5:  Hike with Shoshone youth to Sinks Canyon for swimming in natural hot springs, and return for an evening Sun Dance or Pow Wow.

Day 6:  Depart in the morning for Yellowstone National Park for hiking, touring, and overnight.

Day 7:  Return home.

Explore this tropical country with IPM and experience the true beauty in its people. You will learn about Brazil’s complex history and visit IPM’s Project Partners to come to know what local groups are doing to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women, and youth.

Day 1: Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, visit the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and other cultural attractions around Rio.

Day 2:Travel into Rio’s favelas, learn about a Franciscan community’s work, and have lunch with the community members. Participate in afternoon activities with the children.

Day 3: Fly to Uberlandia and spend the day with a community daycare and teen activity program.

Day 4: Continue morning activities with the daycare program in Uberlandia, have lunch with the youth from the teen program, and visit IPM Project Partner Agro-ecological Resource Project.

Day 5: Drive to Campo Florido, a refugee camp for landless peoples. Meet with the landless and grassroots leaders there. Spend the night in a landless settlement.

Day 6: Participate in activities and dialogue with the community in the landless settlement and travel back to Uberlandia in the afternoon.

Day 7: Take a cultural excursion to the magnificant Iguacu Falls and the surrounding area.

Day 8:Depart for the United States.

Discover the beauty of this country filled with colors and welcoming people. You will gather with our project partners and learn how they work for a community filled with justice, peace and hope; while you learn and understand the Colombian people’s history and its development in the present days. Get to know our Colombian Project Partners and learn how they are building spaces to promote justice, peace and hope for youth, children and women in the country! 

Day 1:
Departure from the United States and arrival in Bogotá.
 

Day 2:
Introduction to the Colombian reality while riding the
Metrocable cable car. You will visit a women’s project in Bogotá and delight your eyes with the beautiful views of the city from the Monserrate Hill.
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Day 3:
Explore the beautiful landscapes of Colombian nature while learning about a native tribe at the
Guatavita lagoon, and be amazed by the wonderful Salt Cathedral.
VIEW PHOTO

Day 4:
Get on the bus ride with IPM to Ibagué, and have a meeting with our Project Partners, who will introduce themselves and
give a tour around the city with you.
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Day 5:
You will spend the day playing games with the children of our Project Partner: Working children. During the afternoon, you will be on a bus ride to the beautiful Planadas.
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Day 6:
This day you will learn the about Colombia’s complex history and visit the people of some communities in Planadas.
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Day 7:
A smell of delicious coffee will follow you today, as you are visiting a coffee farm to learn about the process of coffee from the farm to the cup you take at home.
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Day 8:
Back in Ibagué, you will get to visit the
Project Partner: SER Mujer, have a visit around the market where the women that participate in the project work, as well as get to see some of their houses and, you will say goodbye to the day with a visit to a beautiful waterfall close the Ibagués downtown.
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Day 9:
This is time to say good-bye to our project partners and go back to Bogotá, just in time to visit a museum
and have a final reflection. 

Day 10:
Return to the United States.

Explore this country’s rich culture and beautiful landscapes. Learn about the history that is behind its nowadays challenges. You will visit our Community Partners in the country and learn about how people in the municipality of El Cercado organize their communities to promote justice, peace and hope for women, children and youth in the area; as well as for their Haitian neighbors.  

Day 1:
Departure from the United States
and arrival in Santo Domingo, with a brief introduction to the Dominican Republic’s history and culture. 

Day 2:
You will visit the
historical Santo Domingo, a place with beautiful buildings filled with history of the colonial era.
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Day 3:
Bus ride to El Cercado
where you will meet the leaders of various communities in the municipality, you will spend the night at a retreat center.
VIEW PHOTO

Day 4:
You will visit the Sustainable agriculture project, in
Gajo de Pedro; where you will share lunch with the participants of the project and learn about how they have gained their food sovereignty.
VIEW PHOTO

Day 5:
Spend the day with IPM Project Partners: El Cercado Community Development and the Women’s Nutritional Program, visiting their many initiatives including a bakery, agricultural nurseries, peanut butter nutrition project, and more. During the afternoon, you will spend some quality time with the people of the Senior Citizen Center.
VIEW PHOTO

Day 6:
You will meet the youth from the
Derrumbadero Youth Center, and visit the local facilities in El Cercado. You will also have a great time while exchanging cultures with the Parish Youth Group at the retreat center.
VIEW PHOTO

Day 7:
On your way back to Santo Domingo, you will get to see the beautiful church of Dioceses de San Juan. After, you will visit the beach and the wonderful Three Eyes Caves, in Santo Domingo, and share the final reflection with the group.
VIEW PHOTO

Day 8:
Return to the United States.

Enjoy El Salvador with IPM and experience the beauty of its culture, the warmth of the Salvadorans and its pretty landscapes. You will learn about El Salvador’s interesting history and its repercussions on the recent years. You will visit IPM’s ´Project Partners to come to know what local groups are doing to promote justice, peace and hope for children, youth and women.

Day 1:
Departure from the United States
and visit the Museum of the Word and the Image, to get acquainted with El Salvador’s history.

Day 2:
You will get to visit our Project Partner: NUTRAVIDA, a soy program that feeds the community with a balanced diet. Then, you will visit the town of Aguilares, to learn about Rutilio Grande; after, you will spend the evening in the beautiful and historical city of Suchitoto.
VIEW PHOTOS (NUTRAVIDA) AND (SUCHITOTO)→ 

Day 3:
You will learn about Monsignor Romero and visit his crypt in the Historic Downtown of the capital. Later on, you will be in Santiago Nonualco, to learn about the four American Churchwomen who were martyred in 1980, as well as to see their legacy.
VIEW PHOTOS (ROMERO) AND (NONUALCO)

Day 4:
A day filled with history, where you will visit Monsignor Romero’s house and the Divina Providencia chapel, to learn more about his role in El Salvador’s history. After, you will have a tour around the University of Central America, including the Museum of Martyrs, for a history of the war and the Jesuit martyrs.
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Day 5:
You will enjoy a morning visit to our Project Partner: IDES and share lunch with them. Later on, you will travel to
to Perquín, a mountain community in the state of Morazán.
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Day 6:
Spend the day in
Perquín and visit historical sites such as the Revolution Museum and the village of Mozote, where 1,200 people were killed in a 1981 massacre. Return to San Salvador.
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Day 7:
You will meet another Project Partner: ACACCPAMU, or Creative Muses as they are also call
ed. You will spend an inspiring afternoon listening to their stories and sharing a meal with them.
VIEW PHOTO

Day 8:
You will visit with IPM Project Partners
Patronato Lidia Coggiola, a community preschool & elementary after-school tutoring program, and ACOMUJERZA, a local women’s cooperative engaged in various income-generating activities such
VIEW PHOTO (COGGIOLA) AND (ACOMUJERZA)

Day 9:
Return to the United States.

Travel with IPM and learn about the history, struggles, culture and people that compose this vast and interesting country. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners and learn how they are working in one of the world’s most heavily populated countries to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Days 1 & 2:
Departure from the U.S. and arrival in Trivandrum, where you will meet IPM’s Regional Staff and get settled in the guest house.

Day 3:
You will enjoy a visit to the Wood Palace museum and have an opportunity to see the beautiful Hawa Beach.

Day 4:
This day you will get in a bus ride to Nagercoil, where you will meet the staff at the Kanyakumari Trust Hospital-home of IPM’s Project Partner: Mary Jenkins Hospice Center. Later, you will visit the oldest church in India, as well as the Vivekanda rock in Kanyakumari, where three oceans meet.

Day 5:
Departure to airport, you will fly to Ahmedabad
and, check into the International Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development.

Day 6:
On this day, you will visit
Jyoti Sangh, the first women-based organization. Later on, you will also visit IPM’s Project Partner HUM (Hindus united with Muslims), and learn about interreligious cooperation. You will also be welcomed by the DaniLimda Youth Group, and share local music and dance.

Day 7:
Join IPM in visiting The Ancient Step, a cultural and historical site in Patan. After, you will visit the Sun Temple of Motera.

Day 8:
This day, you will join IPM in visiting their Fellow
Himat Chauhan; you’ll get to spend the day with him and learn about the work he develops.

Day 9:
You will visit
Jeevantieerth, an urban slum Project; afterwards, you’ll visit Gandhi Ashram. You will end the day with a shopping opportunity at a local street.

Day 10:
Departure back to the U.S.

Travel around this country that is famous for its awe inspiring landscapes, classical art, and delicious food. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partner and learn how this local group in is working to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1: Depart the United States for Rome.

Day 2: Arrive in Rome, greeted by IPM’s Chief Executive Officer, Joe Cistone. Spend the afternoon touring Campo di Fiore, the open air market, and the central historic center including the Colosseum. Then enjoy an evening walk and dinner out on the town.

Day 3: Travel to Castel Volturno for a site visit with IPM Project Partner Project of Hope/Speranza II, a community that provides safe haven for women who have been illegally trafficked from Nigeria to Italy. Then travel on to Naples and visit the National Archaeological Museum.

Day 4: Leave the Amalfi Coast for Reggio di Calabria where you’ll visit the Riace Warriors at Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia.

Day 5: Tour Assisi and the Basilica di Santa Chiara, and celebrate the New Year in this historic area.

Day 6: Drive to Orvietto and visit Duomo to admire Signorelli’s Frescos and tour the area. Then meet with a representative from the World Food Program.

Day 7: Drive to Syracuse and visit the Bellomo Museum with the Burial of St. Lucy & stopover at the Archaeological Park with the Greek Theater.

Day 8: Travel to Florence and visit Michelangelo’s “David in Accademia.” Take a walking tour of Florence with visits including Il Duomo, Santo Croce, and Ponte Vecchio.

Day 9: Take time to sight see in Valletta, including a visit to the Co-Cathedral of St. John to see The Beheading of John the Baptist & St. Jerome.

Day 10: Return to Rome and visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Then tour the Basilica and maybe even climb to the top of the dome.

Day 11: Return to the United States.

Plunge yourself into this country’s fascinating culture, rich heritage, and witness its extraordinary progress in the face of adversity. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners across Kenya and learn how these local groups are working today to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1: Depart the United States for Kenya.

Day 2: Arrive in Nairobi in the evening and get settled in at the Guest House.

Day 3: Visit with IPM Project Partners Watoto Wa Lwanga, a group offering support and education to children in marginalized communities, Dandora Women’s Forum, an organization of nearly 300 women who engage in income generating opportunities in the slum of Dandora, & Villa Teag, an orphanage serving many children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Day 4: Go on a tour of Nairobi and then travel to spend the day with IPM Project Partner Kandula Village Project, a community group that works to improve children’s education and access to safe drinking water for the community.

Day 5: Travel to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, spend the afternoon at the lodge, and then embark on a sunset wildlife safari.

Day 6: Go on a morning game drive through the Maasai Mara and then travel to the village of Nyabondo, stopping for a picnic lunch on the way.

Day 7: Spend the morning in Nyabondo playing and sharing with students and faculty from IPM Project Partner St. Martin De Porres School for Cerebral Palsy and then travel to Nyamonye.

Day 8: Visit with IPM Project Partner Rieti Agricultural Training Program and the Franciscan sisters who started this Project to empower the disadvantaged members of their community of Nyamonye.

Day 9: Take the scenic drive back to Nairobi, passing through the Kericho Region, famous for its tea production.

Day 10: Spend the final day with the inspiring young women from IPM Project Partners Bride Rescue Project and AIC Girls School, providing education and a safe space for young women who would otherwise have been victim to early marriage, and then depart in the evening for the United States.

Day 11: Arrive in the United States.

Explore this country by traveling in and around the capital. Get familiarized with Nicaragua’s captivating political history and its engaging people. You will visit IPM’s Project Partners in the country and learn how local groups are working today to promote justice, peace and hope to for children, women and youth.

Day 1:
Departure from the United States, arrival in Managua and tour of historical places around the city.

Day 2:
This day you will see an organic farm
and you visit León, the city’s museum and most important places.

Day 3:
You will have a bus ride to San Francisco Libre, where our Project Partner
Mujer y Comunidad will be waiting to welcome you and share lunch. Later on, you will also meet the Youth Network Against Violence and go back to Managua.
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Day 4:
On this day, you will travel to the beautiful Masaya and see its active volcano; you will also visit the market
and a pottery cooperative.
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Day 5:
You will join IPM in visiting the National Cathedral; after, you will meet with a Christian Based
Community and IPM’s friend Don Rafael. During the afternoon, you can enjoy a friendly soccer match and you will end the day by visiting the Salvador Allende Boarwalk.
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Day 6:
You will visit the city of
Nindirí where you’ll meet our Project Partner CEPROSI, have lunch with them and share some activities. You will spend the night with one of the host families in Nindirí.
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Day 7:
You will go back to CEPROSI, for one more opportunity to shop their artisanal products; after this, you will tr
avel back to Managua.
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Day 8:
Join IPM in visiti
ng their friend Yamileth Pérez, who will share about her project Esperanza en Acción with you during lunch. In the afternoon, you will also get to meet with the project Podcast for Peace.
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Day 9:
On your last day, you will have a tour around the city of Granada, as well as a boat
tour in Lake Nicaragua and you will have a chance to go for a swim in the lake.

Day 10:
Return to the United States.

Immerse yourself in this country’s fertile landscapes, meet its inspiring people, and learn about its complex history while visiting many famous attractions. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners and learn how they are working to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1 & 2:
Departure from the U.S. and arrival in Kathmandu, and check-in at the guest house.

Day 3:
On this day, you’ll visit the Pashupinath Temple and Bouddhantah, a world heritage Site.

Day 4:
You will visit the Social Work Institute, to learn about realities in Nepal. Later, you will visit
Patan city, a city of fine arts that contains over 1200 Buddhist monuments.

Day 5:
You will travel to
Bandipur, meet a Women Cooperative and share lunch with them. You will spend the night with one of the host family.

Day 6:
This day, you will return to
Bandipur, and spend a cultural evening with songs and dances.

Day 7:
You’ll have a walk t
o explore a cave and, afterwards, you’ll meet with some village members in Bimalnagar and lastly, you will go back to Kathmandu.

Day 8:
You will have the opportunity to see and learn in the IOM (International Organization for Migration)

Day 9:
Join IPM and spend the day at Papa’s House: Nepal’s Orphans Home.

Day 10:
In this day, you will visit
Mitrarta Children’s Home and the Swayambhunath temple.

Day 11:
This day, you will visit Mother Teresa’s hold home
and you will have a meeting with a women’s monastery and Fr. Sharkey.

Day 12:
Return to the U.S.

Discover this country’s tumultuous past, hopeful future, and engage with its uniquely wonderful people. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners across Tanzania and learn how these local groups are working today to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1: Depart the United States for Tanzania.

Day 2: Arrive in Dar es Salaam and travel to the guest house.

Day 3: Get an overview of Tanzanian culture and history at the University of Dar es Salaam and then travel to Temboni to meet with representatives from a community-based AIDS project and IPM Project Partner Tanzania Women of Impact Foundation (TAWIF).

Day 4: Travel to Bagamoyo and visit the Kaole ruins, Caravan serai, Marian village & Msalabani

Day 5: Travel to Arusha and visit with Non-Governmental Organizations working for community change, as well as the Jesuit Novitiate College.

Day 6: Spend the day on a safari at the beautiful Mikumi National Park.

Day 7: Visit the Selian Outpost Hospital which provides healthcare to the surrounding community.

Day 8:Visit and spend the day at Mgolole children’s orphanage, then return to Arusha and spend the afternoon relaxing fair trade shopping.

Day 9: Spend time at the Massaai Artisan Market and Morogoro Seminary, then return to guest house for final reflection and packing. Depart in evening for the United States.

Day 10: Arrive in the United States.

Learn about the Shoshone culture, while appreciating the extraordinary natural resources and landscape which play such a large part in the cultural values of this community. Visit with IPM Project Partners and Friends of IPM, including children, women, and youth working to promote justice, peace, and hope.

Day 1: Travel to Wind River Reservation.

Day 2: Take a tour of the area, including visits to the cemetery where Sacajawea is buried and to the reservation’s oldest community, Washakie, home to Fort Washakie.

Day 3: Dialogue with youth of the former Eastern Shoshone Youth Project about issues facing Native American Youth, then visit with the organizers of IPM Project Partner Sacajewea’s Treasures, a microfinance initiative that supports the traditional artwork of the area. Spend the afternoon horseback riding on local trails.

Day 4: Visit traditional Shoshone hunting grounds with a view of the Grand Teton Mountains, then return to set up Tipi camp.

Day 5: Hike with Shoshone youth to Sinks Canyon for swimming in natural hot springs, and return for an evening Sun Dance or Pow Wow.

Day 6: Depart in the morning for Yellowstone National Park for hiking, touring, and overnight.

Day 7: Return home.