Border Awareness Experience

Each spring break, Campus Ministry and the Center for Intercultural Engagement sponsor a Border Awareness Experience to raise consciousness about the issues facing the border such as immigration, economic development, human rights and social justice. More than being an informational tour, it seeks to immerse the participants in the border culture and the realities of the many people and groups that live and work there. The food that we will eat and the conditions which we will live in are as much a part of the experience as the people and agencies.

The experience will be at The Annunciation House, a house of hospitality for migrants, in El Paso, Texas. Participants are expected to participate in three preparatory meetings and all the experiences of the trip. We will be living simply and in close quarters.

Important dates for Border Awareness 2023

  • Nov. 23, 2022: Applications open online
  • Jan. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.: Applications close
  • March 11-18, 2023: Border Awareness Experience in El Paso, Texas

Applications for the 2023 Border Awareness Experience are now closed.  Consider applying to be part of the 2024 experience.

For more information, check out Frequently Asked Questions or contact:

Bernardo Ávila-Borunda
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-6873