If you interested in participating in local opportunities to help satisfy your International Experience requirement, we have an upcoming opportunity to share. Please review the details below and RSVP today! The LVI counts towards 10 hours.
Linda Vista Immersion (LVI)
- Thursday, April 25, 2019
- 9:00 am to 3:45 pm
- Cost: $45
- Registration Requirements:
Attention: Student Teachers: Please work with Ricardo Medina and Serena Pariser to have your cooperating teachers release you from your duties that day.
The Linda Vista Immersion (LVI) is part of the shift in paradigm of how we view “study abroad” experiences. Instead of traveling overseas to new countries and foreign lands, USD students will literally turn left out of USD’s campus and immerse themselves in their own backyard: Linda Vista. One of the most diverse communities in San Diego with over 35 dialects spoken in a 3-4 mile geographic radius, Linda Vista is a culturally diverse community that offers USD students the opportunity to experience and interact with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds one mile from campus. While the diversity brings an abundance of unique foods, populations, and community activities, Linda Vista is also one of the hardest hit communities socio-economically in the County of San Diego. USD students who participate in this immersion experience will learn about the realities of living in an underserved community that lacks access to employment, health care, transportation, healthy food, and quality education. They will be challenged by the social inequities and disparities that exist while simultaneously being introduced to the assets and richness the community has to offer: its history, people, culture, and resilience. Most importantly, they will meaningfully engage with their community, “Linda Vista: The Home of the University of San Diego”.