The Independent Cultural Immersion Project (ICIP) is an integral component of the Holy Cross Study Abroad experience. It provides students with the opportunity to pursue a special interest in the local culture. The ICIP is not intended as an additional academic class. Instead, it offers students a unique extracurricular or co-curricular opportunity to immerse themselves in an aspect of the local community that matters deeply to them. The purpose of the project is to encourage students to develop a personal interest or passion and, thereby come to better understand their host country. The ICIP thus provides a concrete structure in which dedicated engagement with the project can deeply enrich a student's experience abroad.

Every spring, a graduating senior is selected for the Study Abroad Award for the best ICIP. The award winner is chosen by the Study Abroad Committee.

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Submissions from 2013

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Putting Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo on the Map: Using Present Distribution to Assess Habitat Requirements and Identify Areas for Further Surveys, Erin Emmons

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Mon année dans un Musée National, Lily K. Meehan '14