Student Canton Winer paints map of Africa on classroom wall in South Africa

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.

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The 2015 Global Transition program will take place from Tuesday, August 25 – Saturday, August 29

Attendance at Global Transition is MANDATORY for all F-1 and J-1 undergraduate students starting at Fordham.  Global Transition is also open to US citizens, permanent residents, and other visa holders coming to Fordham from abroad.
ALL incoming F-1 students will be charged a Global Transition fee of $150.  US citizens, permanent residents, and other visa holders (except J-1) who wish to participate in Global Transition will also be charged the $150 Global Transition fee. 

For more information about GT 2015, please see our GT Flyer.

Make sure to check out the Global Transition Team page to learn more about the members of this year’s GT Team, who are excited to welcome you to Fordham and share their experiences with you!

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 will post the 2015 schedule as soon as possible. It will be very similar to this schedule.

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 New Student Orientation