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Global Transition Program


Global Transition is the name of the 5-day program designed to welcome undergraduate international students to Fordham and help with adjustment to the first days and weeks here.  During Global Transition, new students have the opportunity to meet and get to know other new international students from all over the world, and to attend important and helpful information sessions about Fordham.  There are also many fun activities and events throughout the program, which allow participants to get to know their surroundings and the Fordham community and to make new friendships.
Each new student is in a group, led by a Global Transition Assistant.  The Global Transition Assistants, or GTAs, help new students get acclimated, answer any questions, and also have the great opportunity to meet this group of incoming students. 
Starting this year (2014), we are expanding Global Transition into a full semester program!  We are very excited about this, because it means you will be able to continue building your relationships with these new students, and become a true mentor for them.  We believe that this will lead to friendships that will last even longer than your wonderful time at Fordham!

Connect with G
lobal Transition

Global Transition is on Facebook! Click here to like our Facebook page. This is a great way to see and start talking to other new international students, and also to ask any questions you may have. Your Global Transition Assistants are members of this group, and are excited to help you however they can!
Follow Global Transition on Twitter here! Keep up to date with events and information as Global Transition 2014 approaches.

Global Transition 2014

Global Transition 2014 will run from Tuesday, August 26 - Saturday, August 30.  All GTAs and GTC will be required to return to NY by the evening of Saturday, August 23 at the latest in preparation for the program. 

Attendance at Global Transition is MANDATORY for all F-1 and J-1 students starting at Fordham.  Global Transition is also open to US citizens coming to Fordham from abroad.
ALL incoming F-1 students will be charged a Global Transition fee of $150.  US citizens who wish to participate in Global Transition will also be charged the $150 Global Transition fee. 
The deadline to register for Global Transition via your my.fordham portal is June 30.

If you have any quesitons about the program, please email us at

Tuesday, August 26
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Residents move into on-campus housing. 
6:00 pm - Group Formation and pizza party dinner
               *Note: Commuters are also invited to attend the Group Formation

Wednesday, August 27
Fordham English Language Testing
Jesuit Mission & Identity Session
Campus Scavenger Hunt
Dinner & Ice cream social

Thursday, August 28
Academic Sessions
Resource Fair
Dinner in Manhattan

Friday, August 29
Student Panel
OIS Orientation
Afternoon/evening activities and excursions

Saturday, August 30
Activities and excursions throughout the day

Sunday, August 31
First day of NSO

Please remember to visit the New Student tab on your account for other important information for all incoming students.

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