Steps For Students:
Before Your Immersion Experience:
- Determine which immersion you would like to attend by looking through the Immersion Brochure on the Upcoming Immersions page.
- Sign up for the immersion by contacting Nick in the PMM office (202-885-8604; firstname.lastname@example.org) to put your name on the waiting list of your desired immersion.
- Register for and attend an Intercultural Immersion Orientation Session.
- Register for course MM-350.
- Complete and submit a Domestic Intercultural Immersion Application Form or an International Intercultural Immersion Application Form
*Applications are due by Nov. 1st (or the nearest school day after that date) for Winter Immersions and by Mar. 15th (or the nearest school day after that date) for Summer Immersions.
During Your Immersion Experience: While you are away at your immersion experience, be sure to have your Intercultural Immersion certification form signed by your Immersion/Faculty leader:
After Your Immersion Experience:
- Register for an Intercultural Immersion Debriefing Session offered in the semester immediately following your immersion. Note: Students who attend Wesley faculty-led immersions will have their debriefing session led by that faculty member.
- Final Assignments are two-fold and are due no later than 30 days after you return from your immersion:
- Students are required to complete a five page integrative paper which addresses the theological issues and implications for ministry experienced on the immersion. This is to be theologically focused and connecting the immersion experience with current theological studies, ministry experience, and one's personal experience of being a cultural person.
- Create a quality project on the immersion experience which will be designed to share with groups outside of Wesley Theological Seminary. Your project should outline who your target audience will be in addition to specifying its objectives. That is to say, what do you hope to challenge your audience with? You should include specific elements such as experiences, conversations, appropriate scriptures and theological reflection. This project could be in various formats and venues: e.g., PowerPoint presentation to a church group; a short series of classes for a Christian education group; a comprehensive talk directed to a specific group interested in the immersion culture or the creation of a full worship service.
- For help getting started and further guidelines on this assignment please check this out: Paper & Project Guidelines
Wesley Faculty led Immersions: Students will submit this two-part assignment for review and grading to the faculty member who led the immersion.
Non-Wesley Faculty led Immersions: Students will submit this two-part assignment for review and grading to the PMM Office/Immersion Director.
Immersion Evaluation: After you return from your immersion, please take 10 minutes to copy the below link in another browser window and complete this survey. Your valuable and much needed input helps the Practice in Ministry in Mission Office seek ways to improve upon the Intercultural Immersion Program. Thank you! www.surveymonkey.com/s/studentimmersionevaluation.