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.
Submissions from 2013
Mon année dans un Musée National, Lily K. Meehan '14