Engaging Muslims, Countering Islamophobia

An interfaith immersion experience

The first of its kind at Marquette, this is an interfaith immersion experience for Marquette students to learn in depth about Muslim American life. On this five day trip we will travel to Dearborn and Hamtramck, Michigan [near Detroit], places with the largest Muslim population in the U.S. We will learn about Islam, and more importantly, about being Muslim in the U.S. at this point in history.

The trip will take place in March (during Marquette's spring break).

Apply online by December 30th

Tentative activities

  • Visit mosques
  • Meet scholars, religious leaders, politicians, and activists
  • Participate in a day of service project
  • Engage in daily reflection
  • Learn about Muslim life in America
  • Eat great ethnic food

Interested in participating?

Student applications are due by December 30th. All travel, hotel, and food expenses are paid by Marquette, however participants are asked to contribute a $200 “co-pay.” Upon return, we hope students will become active agents in engaging Muslims and countering Islamophobia. Please contact Dr. Louise Cainkar with any questions.



Interfaith Immersion
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