Mission Exposure Trips

Would you or your group like to join a short-term mission trip to Peru, the U.S. Mexico border or China?

All you need is five days to two weeks for an encounter that will change your life.

Testimony: “As a result of the trip, I look at the world and the people in it differently.” – Pam S.

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If you are interested in…

  • Experiencing Columban mission first-hand
  • Discerning long-term mission service
  • Organizing a trip for your group at a university, parish, or other community
  • Meeting Columban missionaries and the communities in which they live and work
  • Experiencing your faith in a world different from your own
  • Learning new ways to ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ Mk 12:31

… Then you should learn more about our Mission Exposure trips!

U.S.-Mexico Border China
2011 Dates Coming Soon
• Visit our different ministries including our work with migrants, a health clinic & education programs, and Corpus Christi Parish
• Learn about pressing human rights issues in this region
• October 15-29, 2011
• March 17-31, 2012
• Walk in the footsteps of the first Columban missionaries
• Encounter modern China and meet present day Columban missionaries
• Witness the connections between the past, present and future of the
Missionary Society of St. Columban


• June 18-27, 2011
• Visit our different ministries including a school for special-needs children, a bakery run by single mothers, and environmental projects
• Visit Columban parishes and meet members of the community

• The cost of the exposure trips to the U.S.-Mexico Border and to Peru is $500 plus travel to and from El Paso, TX or Lima, Peru.

• The cost of the exposure trip to China is $2000 plus travel to and from China.

• Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary, and a Columban guide will accompany the group at all times of the exposure trip.

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Or contact Amy Echeverria for more information: 301-565-4547 ccaoprograms@columban.org