iSchool Immersion Experience applications open until November 1

iSchool immersion trip

Applications are open through November 1 for three iSchool Immersion Experiences:

The program is open to students from all majors, all schools and colleges, and all degree programs. Undergraduate and graduate students must take these trips as a credit-bearing academic course IDS 460/660 for the Spring 2020 semester.  The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

What Does A Typical Day on an Immersion Experience Look Like?

  • 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Wake up and eat breakfast at hotel with Syracuse University alumni
  • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Visit Company 1
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Visit Company 2
  • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Lunch and visit Company 3
  • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Coffee break
  • 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. – Visit Company 4
  • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Interactive activity that may include snacks with Company 5
  • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner and nighttime cultural element
  • 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. – Debrief at the hotel

Program Fee

The program fee is $250 per student. Thanks to the Rob Harris ’77 G’79 Fund for Student Immersion Experiences, the original fee of $750 per student is offset with a $500 scholarship to all accepted applicants.

The $250 fee covers meals, lodging, and transportation for the duration of the trip.

Admissions Information

Immersion Experiences are competitive programs with limited space.  To be considered for admission, students should have, at the time of application:

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • An advising transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • An up-to-date resume
  • An Experiential Learning statement of 500 words or less, describing how attending an immersion trip would benefit your personal and professional journey.
  • A short video describing what you envision as the ideal company or organization to visit on this trip.
  • These details are all contained in the application.

For more info about the iSchool Immersion Experiences, there is an info session Friday, October 18 at 1 p.m. in the ICEbox, second floor of Hinds Hall.

Questions can also be directed to Erin Miller at