Immersion Program

Oakwood's Immersion Program provides an intense two-week period in the academic year for students to be fully immersed in rich and challenging learning experiences – in ways not possible during the regular academic schedule. Immersion courses are experiential: learning is hands-on, exploratory, and in the field, well beyond the boundaries of the regular classroom.

To Spark Passion

Courses are designed to spark passion, to help students become deeply and personally involved in their work, and to encourage opportunities for service learning in the wider community. Recognizing the need for students to see and use relationships among disciplines, the Immersion offerings embrace multiple disciplines and provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively with peers and adults, including guest experts, in varied fields of study. Immersion courses are intended to stimulate curiosity, creativity and imagination, along with a deepened understanding of interesting and worthwhile subject matter. 

*Italicized phrases are excerpted from Oakwood‘s Statement of Philosophy.

Questions regarding Immersion? Contact...

Phu_TranchiPhu Tranchi
Director of Experiential Learning



Immersion International Travel

International travel courses for Immersion December 2017 include Land to Marine Environmental Service (Dominican Republic), Explore Biodiversity in Tropical Ecosystems (Costa Rica), Global Youth Leadership (Bangladesh), Mandarin Language and Cultural Immersion (China), Ocean Sailing and Navigation (Virgin Islands), Jewish and Arabic Influences on Spanish Culture (Spain). Please see International Trips for more information.

Immersion Financial Support 

Limited financial support for additional fee courses, including international trips, is available in cases where need merits it. Oakwood remains committed to providing an inclusive environment where students can enjoy a full range of programmatic opportunities.

All questions about financial aid forms and procedures should be directed to Pam Tiangco 818.732.3060.

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