Global Outreach (GO!) is a cultural immersion and service program where students learn about social, political, and environment issues affecting our local and global communities. We encourage our students to incorporate the program’s four pillars of social justice, community, simple living, and spirituality into their daily experience as they work with poor and marginalized communities. We send teams of students consisting of approximately ten students, one student leader, and one chaperone to live, work, and learn with partnering organizations in approximately thirty locations throughout the United States and countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Global Outreah teams travel to collaborate with our partnering organizations during winter, spring, and summer break. The projects vary in both length and scope. Some projects are one week in duration while others are more than three weeks long. In addition, some of the projects focus on service related experiences such as working with Stand Up for Kids in San Diego, California, while others are immersion experiences such as living with host families in Miraflor, Nicaragua. Regardless of its focus, each project shares the ultimate goals of creating solidarity, learning about issues of poverty and injustice, and connecting local and global realities.
We encourage our students to become knowledgeable and active citizens and share in the Jesuit philosophy of homines pro aliis (men and women for and with others), fostering an ongoing commitment that embodies and promotes these values in their communities. We welcome students to visit our office to learn more about the program and how to get involved.
To learn more about the Global Outreach program, please visit our website at: www.forhdam.edu/go.
Paul Francis, Director
Tel: (212) 636-6269