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.

Explore this country’s rich culture and learn about the challenges it has faced since the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners and learn how they are working in partnership with their Haitian neighbors to promote justice, peace, and hope.

Day 1: Arrive in Santo Domingo.

Day 2: Take a driving tour of historical Santo Domingo, learning about the history of the Dominican Republic and this urban center, then drive to El Cercado for an overnight, either with host families or at a retreat center.

Day 3: Spend time with legal rights workers and IPM Project Partner El Cercado Agricultural Nursuries.

Day 4: 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.

Day 5: Visit a primary school in El Cercado in the morning and meet with local youth groups.

Day 6: Return to Santo Domingo, stopping en route at Biyeya Beach for lunch. Share a final reflection in Santo Domingo.

Day 7: Depart for the United States.

Explore El Salvador with IPM and experience the true beauty in its people. You will learn about El Salvador’s complex history and visit IPM’s Project Partners to come to know what local groups are doing today to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.Day 1: Arrive in San Salvador and visit the town of Aguilares, where Rutillio Grande, SJ lived and worked.

Day 2: Tour the city of San Salvador and travel to Perquín, a mountain community in the state of Morazán.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: 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 as catering and tailoring.

Day 5: Meet with IPM Project Partner Nutravida Soya Project, which provides low-income families with soy products to supplement their daily nutrition, and visit the Santiago Nonhualco Chapel, built in memory of the four American Churchwomen who were martyred in 1980. Spend the rest of the day with IPM Project Partner ACACCPAMU learning about their mill and bakery project, and the well they helped to build, which provides the surrounding communities with access to clean water.

Day 6: Visit the University of Central America, including the Museum of Martyrs, for a history of the war and the Jesuit martyrs. In the afternoon, visit the Shicali pottery cooperative and the Arbol de Dios art gallery which houses artwork of Fernando Llort, whose artistic influence can be seen throughout the country.

Day 7: Depart for the United States.

Travel and learn of the history, struggles, and people that compose this vast 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.

Day 1: Depart the United States for India.

Day 2:Arrive in Mumbai and get settled in at the guest house.

Day 3:Travel to Ahmedabad to visit the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD), meet with its Director, Hina Shah, and tour the surrounding neighborhood to meet with some of center’s members.

Day 4: Spend the day visiting with IPM Project Partner Hindus United with Muslims (HUM), a Hindu-Muslim Women’s Community Based Organization that facilitates entrepreneurship and promotes interreligious cooperation.

Day 5: Tour the areas of Trivandrum and Nagercoil.

Day 6: Take a tour of Kanyakumari Trust Hospital, home of IPM Project Partner Mary Jenkins Hospice Center, and facilities for obstetrics and gynecological services and an eye clinic. Then tour the hills with Trust Hospital’s mobile clinic unit.

Day 7: Travel to Vaniyakudi to visit IPM Project Partner Building Bridges/Notre Dame Women’s Training Program and spend the day with women who receive vocational training and degrees in nursing.

Day 8: Visit Hindu Temples in Nagercoil, Kanya-kumari on the southernmost tip of India to see historical sites and “Sunset Point.”

Day 9: Go on a tour of the coastal areas and visit with IPM Project Partner Alangaramatha, an organization that encourages the development of working women in and around the village of Muttom.

Day 10: Return to Mumbai through Trivandrum, arriving early evening.

Day 11: Depart for the United States.

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.

Travel in and around the capital while you familiarize yourself with Nicaragua’s captivating political history and its engaging people. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners in the country and learn how they work to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1: Arrive in Nicaragua and go on a bus tour of Managua, the country’s capital city.

Day 2: Visit the town of Masaya, and spend the morning at the local artisan market. Then visit Masaya National Park and Volcan Masaya, an active volcano!

Day 3: Visit a local artisan cooperative in Managua and a center for dialogue. Learn more about Nicaraguan history, and meet with representatives from IPM Project Partner Teen Night School to discuss the reality of the country’s educational system.

Day 4: Travel to San Francisco Libre to spend the day with IPM Project Partner Mujer y Comunidad, which trains women in six villages in domestic violence prevention skills, income generating activities, and more.

Day 5: Visit with North American journalist, Judy Butler, for a discussion on Nicaraguan history. Spend the afternoon in the colonial town of Granada.

Day 6: Visit IPM Project Partner CEPROSI (Center for Education and the Promotion of Holistic Health) to learn about women and children’s health promotion programs and income generating projects for this rural community.

Day 7: Depart for 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: Depart the United States for Nepal.

Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu and travel to the guest house.

Day 3: Visit IPM Project Partner Calendar Project at the Social Work Institute (SWI) for program overview and introduction to Nepal’s political and social history. Then tour the Social Work Institute¸ a multi-faceted development organization, and talk with its staff & students about the work they do.

Day 4: Travel to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first and most famous park, known for its rich wildlife and lush terrain, and spend the afternoon with Seed Tree Nepal, an initiative that promotes sustainable use of forests and natural resources.

Day 5: Go on an elephant ride through Chitwan National Park, followed by a dugout canoe ride and guided hike. Later, travel to Bandipur for overnight with host families.

Day 6: Spend the day with host families and tour the village. Visit the Bandipur Women’s Cooperative Office and observe women’s groups working in the Calendar Project at SWI.

Day 7: Return to Kathmandu for some rest at the guest house and later tour the Asan Tole, Kathmandu’s outdoor bazaar.

Day 8: Embark on an optional flight over the Himalayan Mountains, have lunch at the Mitrata Children’s Hometour Boudhanath Buddhist Stupa & Pashupatinath Hindu Temples, and experience the Newari Cultural Dinner & Dance at Wunjala’s.

Day 9: Go on a tour of Patan City and shop at the local fair trade shops.

Day 10: Take a walk with the students from Mitrata Children’s Home to visit their homes and school, followed by sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 11: Share final reflections with program participants, then depart for the United States.

Day 12: Arrive home in the United States.

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.

Explore this country’s rich culture and learn about the challenges it has faced since the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners in the country and learn how local groups are working in partnership with their Haitian neighbors to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1: Arrive in Santo Domingo.

Day 2: Take a driving tour of historical Santo Domingo, learning about the history of the Dominican Republic and this urban center, then drive to El Cercado for an overnight, either with host families or at a retreat center.

Day 3: Spend time with legal rights workers and IPM Project Partner El Cercado Agricultural Nursuries.

Day 4: 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.

Day 5: Visit a primary school in El Cercado in the morning and meet with local youth groups.

Day 6: Return to Santo Domingo, stopping en route at Biyeya Beach for lunch. Share a final reflection in Santo Domingo.

Day 7: Depart for the United States.

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

Day 1: Arrive in San Salvador and visit the town of Aguilares, where Rutillio Grande, SJ lived and worked.

Day 2: Tour the city of San Salvador and travel to Perquín, a mountain community in the state of Morazán.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: 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 as catering and tailoring.

Day 5: Meet with IPM Project Partner Nutravida Soya Project, which provides low-income families with soy products to supplement their daily nutrition, and visit the Santiago Nonhualco Chapel, built in memory of the four American Churchwomen who were martyred in 1980. Spend the rest of the day with IPM Project Partner ACACCPAMU learning about their mill and bakery project, and the well they helped to build, which provides the surrounding communities with access to clean water.

Day 6: Visit the University of Central America, including the Museum of Martyrs, for a history of the war and the Jesuit martyrs. In the afternoon, visit the Shicali pottery cooperative and the Arbol de Dios art gallery which houses artwork of Fernando Llort, whose artistic influence can be seen throughout the country.

Day 7: Depart for the United States.

Travel around this vast country and gain knowledge of the history, struggles, and people that make up this increasingly important player on the world stage. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners across India and learn how these local groups are working in one of the world’s most heavily populated countries to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1: Depart the United States for India.

Day 2:Arrive in Mumbai and get settled in at the guest house.

Day 3:Travel to Ahmedabad to visit the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD), meet with its Director, Hina Shah, and tour the surrounding neighborhood to meet with some of center’s members.

Day 4: Spend the day visiting with IPM Project Partner Hindus United with Muslims (HUM), a Hindu-Muslim Women’s Community Based Organization that facilitates entrepreneurship and promotes interreligious cooperation.

Day 5: Tour the areas of Trivandrum and Nagercoil.

Day 6: Take a tour of Kanyakumari Trust Hospital, home of IPM Project Partner Mary Jenkins Hospice Center, and facilities for obstetrics and gynecological services and an eye clinic. Then tour the hills with Trust Hospital’s mobile clinic unit.

Day 7: Travel to Vaniyakudi to visit IPM Project Partner Building Bridges/Notre Dame Women’s Training Program and spend the day with women who receive vocational training and degrees in nursing.

Day 8: Visit Hindu Temples in Nagercoil, Kanya-kumari on the southernmost tip of India to see historical sites and “Sunset Point.”

Day 9: Go on a tour of the coastal areas and visit with IPM Project Partner Alangaramatha, an organization that encourages the development of working women in and around the village of Muttom.

Day 10: Return to Mumbai through Trivandrum, arriving early evening.

Day 11: Depart for the United States.

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.

Travel in and around the capital while you familiarize yourself with Nicaragua’s captivating political history and its engaging people. You’ll visit IPM’s Project Partners in the country and learn how local groups are working today to promote justice, peace, and hope for children, women and youth.

Day 1: Arrive in Nicaragua and go on a bus tour of Managua, the country’s capital city.

Day 2: Visit the town of Masaya, and spend the morning at the local artisan market. Then visit Masaya National Park and Volcan Masaya, an active volcano!

Day 3: Visit a local artisan cooperative in Managua and a center for dialogue. Learn more about Nicaraguan history, and meet with representatives from IPM Project Partner Teen Night School to discuss the reality of the country’s educational system.

Day 4: Travel to San Francisco Libre to spend the day with IPM Project Partner Mujer y Comunidad, which trains women in six villages in domestic violence prevention skills, income generating activities, and more.

Day 5: Visit with North American journalist, Judy Butler, for a discussion on Nicaraguan history. Spend the afternoon in the colonial town of Granada.

Day 6: Visit IPM Project Partner CEPROSI (Center for Education and the Promotion of Holistic Health) to learn about women and children’s health promotion programs and income generating projects for this rural community.

Day 7: Depart for the United States.

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

Day 1: Depart the United States for Nepal.

Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu and travel to the guest house.

Day 3: Visit IPM Project Partner Calendar Project at the Social Work Institute (SWI) for program overview and introduction to Nepal’s political and social history. Then tour the Social Work Institute¸ a multi-faceted development organization, and talk with its staff & students about the work they do.

Day 4: Travel to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first and most famous park, known for its rich wildlife and lush terrain, and spend the afternoon with Seed Tree Nepal, an initiative that promotes sustainable use of forests and natural resources.

Day 5: Go on an elephant ride through Chitwan National Park, followed by a dugout canoe ride and guided hike. Later, travel to Bandipur for overnight with host families.

Day 6: Spend the day with host families and tour the village. Visit the Bandipur Women’s Cooperative Office and observe women’s groups working in the Calendar Project at SWI.

Day 7: Return to Kathmandu for some rest at the guest house and later tour the Asan Tole, Kathmandu’s outdoor bazaar.

Day 8: Embark on an optional flight over the Himalayan Mountains, have lunch at the Mitrata Children’s Hometour Boudhanath Buddhist Stupa & Pashupatinath Hindu Temples, and experience the Newari Cultural Dinner & Dance at Wunjala’s.

Day 9: Go on a tour of Patan City and shop at the local fair trade shops.

Day 10: Take a walk with the students from Mitrata Children’s Home to visit their homes and school, followed by sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 11: Share final reflections with program participants, then depart for the United States.

Day 12: Arrive home in the United States.

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.