Arrupe Student Leaders

Student Leadership Program.

If you've been on an immersion trip during your time at USF, are an undergraduate student, and want to co-lead one of the Arrupe Immersions, consider becoming a Student Leader! As a Student Leader, you will develop leadership skills, assist in the planning and organization of all aspects of an immersion, and most importantly, facilitate an unforgettable immersion experience for your fellow Dons.

Only students who have participated in an immersion during their time at USF are eligible to apply. If you have questions regarding this or would like to get further clarification based on our individual experience, please email Maria Autrey at

Who are Student Leaders?

Student Leaders are a valuable part of the Arrupe Immersion. As a leader, you will be responsible for your group in many ways. By applying you will be committing your time to the organization, fund-raising, and promotion of the Immersions. 

Being a Student Leader also has its perks, among them, our leadership training and scholarships for the immersion. (SL only pay a deposit)

Student Leader will be interviewed as part of the process, these are by invitation only, you will receive an email inviting you to come to the office for an interview.

Meet the 2019-2020 Arrupe Immersion Student Leaders!

Student Leader Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting.
  • Group Communication: letting them know about meetings, deposits, aid.
  • Engaging with the group and getting them excited and informed about the immersion.
  • Co-organize meetings with the group focusing on integration, information, and funding.
  • Help organize fundraising.
  • Collect Documents.
  • Attending Arrupe Immersions Leaders meeting
    • Friday's 10am-11:30am, UM Romero Room
  • Help students feel comfortable.
  • Maintain communication with Immersion Leader.
  • Lead some reflections.
  • If needed, translate from the local language to English.
  • With the Immersion Leader, make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • Make sure students are on time.
  • Have the group attend post-immersion general meeting.
  • Have a post-immersion follow up with the group.
  • Collect students Financial Aid Projects (videos, photos, essays)
  • Participate in Arrupe Immersion Leadership program evaluation
  • Model mature and honest sharing during reflections (students will follow your lead in sharing)
  • Be available for 1-1 mentoring and support to participants as the need arises
  • Support Resident Ministers/Trip Coordinators and Participants
  • Participate in community building: Inserting students into USF's
    social fabric and connecting them with communities globally

Important Dates:

Be sure to mark the following dates in your calendar:

  • September 22: Arrupe Immersion Community Leaders 1:30pm-3: 30 pm, McLaren 252.
  • October 20: Arrupe Immersion Community Leaders  1:30pm-3:30 pm, Romero Room
  • October 27: 1st General/Orientation Meeting for Immersion Students + Halloween Party 5pm-8pm, McLaren 250 & 251
  • November 10:  Arrupe Immersion Community Leaders, 1:30pm-3: 30 pm, Berman Room.
  • November 21: International Immersions Panel.
  • November 27: International Immersions Panel 11:45am-1pm, McLaren 250 and 6pm-7:30pm, McLaren 252
  • February 23: 2nd Orientation/General Meeting for all Spring Break Immersion participants, McLaren 250 & 251, 5pm-8pm