DePaul University Division of Mission and Ministry > Programming & Services > Vincentian Heritage Tours > For Student Leaders
Are you interested in learning more about Meet Me at the Mission and the Vincentian Heritage Tour to France? We encourage you to participate in one of our Vincentian Heritage Student Leadership Tour information sessions on:
The Division of Mission and Ministry offers regular opportunities for members of the university community to deepen their understanding of the university's patron, by participating in guided Vincentian Heritage study tours to locations in Paris and throughout France associated with the life and works of St. Vincent de Paul.
Student Leadership tours take place regularly during Spring Break. Because of the limited time frame the tour is limited to Vincentian sites in Paris and its surroundings. Participation in the tours is open, on a competitive basis, to all students who have participated in the Meet Me at the Mission: Vincentian Heritage Initiative and have a demonstrated interest in the Vincentian heritage, mission, and values of the university and a record of Vincentian service. Applicants must have earned at least 3 pillars of the Meet Me at the Mission initiative either through workshops in their leadership trainings or by coming to Meet Me at the Mission quarterly events. Applicants must provide a personal statement as to how they envision this trip forming their personal leadership and service ethics in the Vincentian tradition. They also must provide a letter of recommendation from a DePaul faculty/and or staff member.
Students chosen to participate in this opportunity are required to register in Winter Quarter for the course, "Life and Times of Vincent de Paul," (CTH 290) taught by the Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., PhD Upon their return from France students must demonstrate how their personal leadership and service ethics have been changed by this educational experience. Students are responsible to facilitate Meet Me at the Mission educational events for other students sharing their experiences and Vincentian wisdom.
The Division of Mission and Ministry subsidizes most of the costs of the trip. Each student participant pays $800.00. No student is turned away because of inability to pay.
Vincentian Heritage Tour student leader participants become a part of the Meet Me at the Mission: Vincentian Heritage Initiative leadership team. Upon return, each trip participant will be required to demonstrate the impact the trip has had on their leadership journey as a member of DePaul’s Vincentian Community. This can take various forms which will be discussed at the information sessions and during the pre-trip meetings once accepted into the program.
Applications for the 2020 Vincentian Heritage Tour to France March 20-29 are due October 10, 2019 by 5 p.m. Late applications will not be considered. Apply through the Meet Me at the Mission page on DeHub:
Student leaders are required to submit the following as part of their on-line application:
For questions or more information contact Joyana Dvorak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.325.7569
Student leaders accepted to participate in the tour will become a part of the Meet Me at the Mission leadership team. As Vincentian Heritage Tour participants, students must commit to the following:
Failure to complete any of the above requirements by the due dates may result in having to pay the full cost of the tour.
September 11, 2019, WEDNESDAY
First day of Fall Quarter
October 10, 2019, THURSDAY
November 8, 2019, FRIDAY
Deadline for all logistical information forms
January 6, 2020, MONDAY
First day of Winter Quarter
January 15, 2019, WEDNESDAY - by 4:30 PM
Color copy of Passport & Final $800 payment due
January 24, Friday, 10:00am - 2:00pm Cortelyou Commons
VHT Community Building Day
Week of February 10 before or after class
Group check in meeting with Joyana to follow up on Meet Me at the Mission event action plans, locations and time TBD
February 23, SUNDAY, 5:00pm - 7:00PMVincentian Residence – 2233 N. Kenmore Ave.
Dinner with current & past VHT student leaders
March 6, FRIDAY
Meet Me at the Mission Event Proposal due to DeHub
January 24 – March 220
One-on-one community building meetings with fellow VHT participants
VHT Paris to France
April 1, MONDAY
First day of Spring Quarter
VHT students facilitate Meet Me at the Mission events and presentations
April 17, FRIDAY
Final Medium Reflections & online evaluations due
April 24, FRIDAY, 10:00am - 2:30pm Cortelyou Commons
Post-VHT Reflection & Integration Gathering
May 6, WEDNESDAY, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Cortelyou Commons
VHT students facilitate Meet Me at the Mission Year End Celebration
June 8 – 18 (Sorting) & June 19 (Sale)
Demon SWAP Volunteering