Experience LA


Our Upcoming Trips for Spring 2018 are Full.

Check back this summer for next year’s dates.

Trip Dates:

  • Dates for 2018-19 school year TBD

Overview:

Experience LA is an urban immersion that provides an opportunity for students to embark on a three day experiential learning trip in the heart of Los Angeles. Centered around the theme of narrative, participants become acquainted with the social realities of diverse communities in Los Angeles while developing a biblical understanding of justice, compassion, reconciliation, and stewardship. Open to students of all backgrounds and interests, Experience LA challenges participants to think critically about issues that affect the disenfranchised while learning about their involvement or contribution to these problems. Experience LA endeavors to encourage a more comprehensive understanding of the world around us, and examine the implications of the privilege or disadvantage that social location provides, while also seeking to help students cultivate a heart for the city and its people.

Theme:

Narratives of People & Place

Schedule Overview:

Friday

  • Homeboy Industries
  • URM

Saturday

  • JANM
  • Olvera Street
  • Boyle Heights
  • Downtown LA

Sunday

  • Union Church
  • Grand Central Market

Timeline:

  • 9am Friday morning – 3pm Sunday afternoon (3 days, 2 nights)

*Students will meet at the CSA at 9:00am on Friday morning for a brief overview and then depart for downtown via the metro All sleeping bags and pillows will be transported by CSA staff. Students are responsible to talk to their professors if they are missing class on Friday. We will return to campus by 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

Cost:

  • $99

Deposit:

A mandatory $50.00 deposit is necessary to ensure your spot. Deadlines for deposits are due two weeks prior to the trip departure.

Service Credits:

15 Credits

Availability:

8-14 spots per trip: The minimum amount of students required for each trip is 8, and the maximum number of students allowed is 14.  Spots will be open on a first come first serve basis. Note that applications will not be processed until the $50 deposit is turned in with all online forms completed. If a trip does not meet the 8 person minimum, it will be canceled and all money will be refunded. If a trip is full, applicants will have the option of selecting a later weekend.