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Far from just a “travel” program, the goal of the St Joseph High School Francis Xavier International Scholars Program is to broaden student awareness of the global mission of the Church, while also helping them traverse, with confidence, the distances between culture, economics, religion, and geography. Students pursuing this certificate program will be involved in intensive world language study, take three credits of course work directly related to cross-cultural understanding and global perspectives, and participate in two or more SJHS domestic or international immersion trips. Once they fulfill these requirements, students will graduate with distinction as “Francis Xavier International Scholars.”

Click here to view an informational flyer.


Note: There is an informational parent-student meeting on November 29 at 6:30pm in the O'Keefe Media Center for those who wish to attend the China Immersion Trip.


Upcoming Trips:

IPM-Rome Immersion Trip
February 17 - February 24, 2018
Program Highlights include:

  • Travel to Assisi and visit San Damiano
  • Tour of Eremeo Carceri and Basilica de San Francesco
  • Travel to Orvietto and visit Duomo with a focus on Signorelli Frescos
  • Travel to Rome and tour Saint Peter’s Cathedral and Square
  • Tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Tour Gregorian University
  • Meetings with Caritas Internationalis and the UN’s World Food Programme
  • Tour “ancient” Rome including Campidoglio, il Foro, and the Colloseum

Cost $3500

Click here for the Rome Trip informational flyer.


China Immersion Trip
April 6 - April 14, 2018
Program Highlights include:

  • Visit Wuxi, Changzhou, Shanghai, Beijing
  • Tours, meals, lodging, and transportation
  • Exploration of historical, archaeological sites
  • Meetings with families and school organizations

Cost $2800

Click here for the China Trip informational flyer.



IPM-Colombia Immersion Trip
June 24 - July 1, 2018
Program Highlights include:

Tour of Bogota and historical site visits
Visit Mount Monserrate and Museo del Oro
•Travel to Ibague with an overnight stay
Visit IPM Project Partner and interact with children with Ninos Trabajadores
Group activity with IPM Partner, Ser Mujer
Visit Conservatory of the Tomila
Meals and dialogue with local community members and students

Cost $2500

Click here for the Colombia Trip informational flyer.


Trips To Be Announced Soon:


SJ Mission Appalachia Location: Roanoke, VA


















Dates: TBA

Organization we will be working with: Catholic Heart Work Camp

Meals will be provided, and nightly reflections as well as other activities at the camp. Dormitory style lodging. Teams work together in food banks, assisted living and nursing facilities, daycares and a few larger construction jobs. There is one day of exploring the beautiful Appalachian Trial and Natural Bridge as well as a Civil War site and an authentic Monacan First Peoples village. Students will gain knowledge of the rich Appalachian history, as well as walk and work in solidarity with the residents of the area, especially in areas of need.


Camp Sunshine









Dates: TBA
Location: Lake Sebago, Maine

Camp Sunshine is located on the coast of Lake Sebago in Casco, Maine. Camp Sunshine is a camp for families with children battling any number of critical diseases. The camp provides a week-long respite for the entire family during a time when rest and relaxation are hard to come by. The children enjoy a free day camp filled with arts, crafts, boating, swimming, talent shows and volunteers eager to support them. Over 1500 volunteers support the program during any given year. The volunteers help with recreational leadership, childcare, food service and many other tasks that are associated with running a safe camp for families. The students arrive together, and stay in cottages or dormitory style cabins. Volunteers must be at least 16 to attend.

SJHS Program of Studies Guide

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