Sacramento Trek

Location: 
Sacramento, California
Dates: 
June 12, 2022 to July 3, 2022
Ministry Focus: 
Cultural and Language Exchange/Local Ministry Support/Social Justice
Who may apply for this program: 
Students studying in North America
Cost: 
$1,000

NOTE: Airfare is not included in the program cost. Students must buy plane tickets.

Sacramento has welcomed people from all over the world for years and we want students and staff to learn from the refugees who have come to live here. This program will define and clarify different national identities (immigrant, refugee, asylum seekers) that embody the United States and help participants become aware of and learn from their stories. Trek participants will learn the meaning of being a good neighbor to those who have been displaced from their homes - whether by choice or by force.

Trek participants will return with tangible resources and skills to engage their campus and city. Trek participants will reflect on integrating this experience with their vocation.

Students and staff will:

  • Live communally
  • Develop relationships in the Sacramento community
  • Work for a local organization serving the refugee community by resourcing them through language learning and walking alongside our friends in day to day living
  • Learn from local and national leaders about the refugee and immigration experience
Director: 
Queenie Serrano

Queenie is the Director of Global Urban Trek. A History graduate at Sacramento State, she has lived in the Sacramento area for 12 years and has served as a campus staff in the Sacramento area for 8 years, staffed Justice Programs in Sacramento and has directed Global Programs to the Dominican Republic for three years.