The Arrupe International Residence (AIR)
An international Jesuit house of formation
& faculty residence of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific
Providing Jesuits with an integral formation in a multi-cultural setting
As an international and multicultural organization the Society of Jesus has the potential to be extraordinarily effective in addressing global problems. Moreover, in a fragmented and divided world it can witness to the reconciliation in solidarity of all the children of God.
Given today‘s globalized context within which Jesuits exercise ministry, sophisticated communications technologies, growing apostolic networks, and transnational realities, new challenges and new opportunities for ministry require reflection, formation, and concerted action that enables us to think and act across Province and even Conference boundaries.
The Arrupe International Residence provides Jesuits from across the world with an opportunity to strengthen this universal perspective, prepare for ministry in a highly globalized setting, and witness to the solidarity of friends in the Lord that transcends barriers of culture and ethnicity.
Diversity of Cultures @ A.I.R.
Live and study with fellow Jesuits from Asia Pacific, South Asia, Africa and North America. Be enriched by the interaction, cross cultural learning and friendships built in the community setting and establish network connections with future ministry movers across Provinces and conferences.
Life-giving Hospitality @ the AIR
AIR can accommodate 67 scholastics, formators, student priests and professors with ample and well maintained living, study and recreational facilities.
AIR hospitality is extended as well to companions in the mission. Friends, co-workers, co-students and partners in ministry are regularly invited to join community masses and special dinners.
AIR is strategically located within the Ateneo de Manila University Campus which has been dubbed as one of the few remaining green havens of the City. It is nestled in a 60-hectare property with fire-tree and acacia lined streets and walkways, pockets of forest growth and sprawling fields.
University sports facilities like the Moro Lorenzo Gym, Badminton Courts, Track Oval, Tennis Courts and the Richie Fernando Courts are also all available to AIR residents.
AIR is walking distance from the light rail station and bus and jeepney terminals, markets and shops.
The cost of living in Manila is generally lower than in other countries, however, AIR (through JCAP) offers scholarships (full or partial, covering tuition and board and lodging) for interested Jesuit scholastics.