Global Partnerships

Jesuit Education calls for an “interculturality” in our schools that is more than “people simply living in harmony, but to have schools move towards universality… enriching exchange between cultures…. Interculturality isn’t the end in itself, it’s the means with which we can create the conditions to fully experience humanity, contributing to the humanization of individuals, cultures and peoples.” 
-Father General Arturo Sosa, October 2017

Language Immersions

Guadalajara, Mexico

Jesuit High School is excited to partner with Instituto de Ciencias, a Jesuit High School in Guadalajara, to offer a 16 day language and cultural immersion in Guadalajara, Mexico. Students fly to Guadalajara and stay with a host family while participating in Spanish language and Mexican culture classes, travel excursions and service projects.

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Valencia, Spain

This is an exchange program between Jesuit and Schola International Language School in Valencia, Spain. Not only will your son/daughter enjoy the exchange experience in Spain, but your family will host a Spanish student when they visit Jesuit. This program is offered in partnership with Northwest International Student Exchange (NISE).

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France

An exchange program between Jesuit and St François Xavier high school in Vannes, France. It is a family-to-family exchange: you will host a French student in your home, then your son/daughter will stay with that student’s family in France.  There may be an opportunity to host without traveling.

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Partnerships

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Each February all freshman World History classes participate in the Jesuit Refugee Services "Walk a mile in my shoes" simulation. Each freshman is given a refugee identity card with a name, age, country of origin, and circumstances that led to their refugee status for the simulation. Upperclassmen guide the freshmen through seven interactive stations: border crossing, shelter, water, food, education, medical, and advocacy.

During the same month Jesuit Student Government facilitates a fundraiser to support the work of JRS.

Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN)

ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)(3) organization working in partnership with more than 150 Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners.

Through in-person and virtual programs and campaigns, ISN provides social justice education grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, and mobilizes more than 20,000 network members to take action on timely issues related to migration, care for creation, racial justice, and criminal justice. The focus of ISN’s work is always with an eye toward forming individuals with a life-long commitment to the “service of faith and the promotion of justice.”

In addition to hosting leadership programs and advocacy efforts throughout the country, ISN organizes the yearly Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C., which draws more than 2,000 people each year to the nation’s largest annual Catholic social justice gathering and advocacy day.

St. Vincent de Paul Portland Council

Twice per year (December and April) Jesuit High School partners with St. Vincent de Paul to support their work with the most vulnerable in our community.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons whose members strive to live their faith by serving the less fortunate with love and dignity, without judgement or discrimination. As a way to help people escape the cycle of poverty, volunteers lend assistance to those lacking the basic necessities of life.

Service Immersions