School of Education Immersions

The School of Education offers immersion programs to students in a variety of communities across the globe. These invaluable opportunities make learning outside the classroom a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Salzburg Austria

  • Dates: May 20-29, 2019

  • Faculty: Walt Gmelch and Noah Borrero
  • Course: Salzburg Global Seminar
  • Cost: $750
  • Units: 2-3 Special Topics

Who can apply: This 2-3 Unit Special Topics Course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. 

Morning classes will explore social and global issues from a non-American perspective, including Mapping Ethnocentrism, The Role of Globalization, and Creating Inclusive Societies. Classes conducted by international scholars.

Afternoons will include team projects, guest lecturers, and cultural activities. 

For more information contact Walt Gmelch or Noah Borrero. Department of Leadership Studies at (415) 422-2204, or

Project Belize

  • Dates: January 5th-19th.
  • Faculty: Geoffrey Russell Dillon (
  • Course: Project Learn Belize
  • Cost:

After several trips to Belize, first as an observer and then as a participant, Dr. Jeff Dillon, S.J., a member of the USF School of Education faculty, began to see an exciting potential in Belize. Several avenues of opportunity might serve both the interests of the community of Dangriga and advance the lived expression of the Mission of the University of San Francisco.  Due to the success of the previous Arrupe Immersion Program, sponsored by the University Ministry at the University of San Francisco, significant bonds were established between the members of the local community of Dangriga, the students, faculty, and families of its Primary schools, and the University. While Dangriga is the third largest town in Belize, its relatively small population of 11,600 is such that efforts of Project Learn Belize not only impact USF participants but promise significant contributions to the growth and development of the community.

Immersion Itinerary.

More info about Learn Belize.