An International ImmersionProgram for Brothers and Lasallian PartnersVandu-Paaru is an immersion program in India designed for faculty and staff to live in community with the Brothers while serving fellow Lasallians.

Cynthia Ganote

"My mission education experience has very directly influenced my teaching back at Saint Mary's College." -Cynthia Ganote on her trip to the brothers' school in Sri Lanka

Sponsor: Office of Education, District of San Francisco/financial support from SMC

Dates: One month summer (June)

Location: South India and Sri Lanka

Description: Since 1999, these summer immersions have provided an opportunity for Lasallians from the western United States to experience the Lasallian mission in a very different part of the world.  Nearly a hundred members of the District of San Francisco have taken part in Vandu Paaru programs in India and Sri Lanka since the program’s founding. The Vandu Paaru program is open to all faculty and staff members of Lasallian institutions in the District of San Francisco. For more information about possible immersions in the summer of 2012, please contact the Office of Mission at 631-4406.

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