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Global Transition Program

Global Transition is a five-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 will have the opportunity to meet and get to know other 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 held throughout the program, which allow participants to get to know their surroundings, and the Fordham community.

In addition to fun and informative activities and sessions, each new student will be put in a small group with other international students and one or two current Fordham students. These student leaders will help facilitate conversation, give advice, and provide support to the new students during Global Transition, and throughout the semester! They give the new students a unique perspective on the Fordham experience. The friendships you will form during Global Transition will help you feel more comfortable at Fordham and will provide you with a great foundation for your Fordham career. Global Transition is a wonderful program that truly will help you transition to Fordham and New York and we can't wait for you to join us.

Find the application here:
Also, check out the Global Transition Team page for additional information

Global Transition 2014

Global Transition 2015 will run from Tuesday, August 25 - Saturday, August 29.

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 has passed. If you will be an F-1 International student and you have not registered, but would like to do so, please contact

For more information about GT 2014, please see our GT Flyer!
For information about how to get to either campus from the airport, click here
For some tips about what to pack, click here
For a more detailed document with essential information for international students, click here
To learn more about your Rose Hill Global Transition team, click here.
To learn about your Lincoln Center Global Transition team, click
Finally, we are very excited to share our Welcome Video for GT 2014 with you. Click here to view the video, which features many of the members of our 2014 GT team!

There are two events held for parents during the Global Transition program. As the students are taking their first steps into their Fordham careers, we invite parents to learn a little more about what Fordham has to offer as well!


This is the schedule for Global Transition 2014. We can't wait to see what gt 2015 has in store!

Tuesday, August 26
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Residents move into on-campus housing. 
  7:30 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
Information 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

Connect with Global 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! OrgSync is another great way to connect with us. It gives all students access to information about any club on either campus! Follow our OrgSync page for additional updates about Global Transition! Keep up to date with events and information as we begin to prepare for Global Transition 2015.

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

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

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