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Borderlinks Immersion Participants Present their Experience at World Affairs Council Program

September 27, 2018
By Office of Communications

Cheverus Borderlinks Immersion participants were the featured speakers at the World Affairs Council of Maine’s Lunchtime Series on Tuesday, September 25, held at CIEE offices in Portland. Invited to present at this event after council members heard the Maine Public interview this summer, the students, along with their faculty leader Ms. Malm, shared their experience at the U.S./Mexican border this past June. Students spoke about walking through the desert and dropping water for migrants, learning more about the reasons why immigrants take the risk to leave their home country and witnessing how the immigrants interact with the U.S. legal system. In addition, students shared how this trip made an impact on them and their plans for the future.

Ms. Malm said, “I was incredibly proud of how well students represented Cheverus, speaking from the heart about our experiences on the border, and having an inspiring impact on the audience.”

This Borderlinks Immersion is one of the trips offered through the Cheverus Immersion Program, a part of Campus Ministry. In addition to the Borderlinks program, other immersion experiences that are available to students include the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (held in November), the Rosebud Immersion (held in June), and new this year, an urban-plunge immersion experience in our own city of Portland. To learn more about our Immersion Program, go to