Global Transition is a program 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, attend important and helpful information sessions, and engage in some fun activities/events. During Global Transition, you will also be able to ask current Fordham students all the questions you may have about life at Fordham.
Global Transition 2016 welcomed new students from 59 countries, including China, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Myanmar, Australia, nearly all the countries of western Europe, Poland, Russia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, India, Bangladesh, Israel, Saudia Arabia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Nigeria, Congo, Uganda, and more!
Global Transition 2017
Tuesday, August 22 - Saturday, August 26, 2017
Attendance at Global Transition is mandatory for all visa-holding undergraduate students starting at Fordham. You must register using this link by Friday, August 4. Global Transition is also open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other visa holders coming to Fordham from abroad.
Here is some of what you will be doing each day with Global Transition:
Tuesday, August 22: Move-in day for residents
If you are a commuter, you are invited to join us during this day, especially for the dinner and group get-together at 6:00pm. You are not required to join us until Wednesday for breakfast. Detailed info will be emailed to you in mid-August.
Wednesday, August 23: FELT test, campus scavenger hunt, OIS Immigration session, cultural adjustment, Q&A with current students
Thursday, August 24: Academics in the US, Jesuit mission & identity, NYC subway and transportation, learn about important campus resources, dinner at restaurants in Manhattan
Friday, August 25: Involvement opportunities in NYC (One To World), Multiculturalism in the US, celebratory closing lunch, activities and games
Saturday, August 26: Optional excursions throughout the city, including (but not limited to) Coney Island/NY Aquarium; Chelsea, the Highline & the Whitney museum; Wall Street & One World Trade Center; Battery Park & ferry past the Statue of Liberty; picnic in Central Park
The sign-up for all excursion options will take place on Thursday, August 24 as part of GT programming.
All incoming F-1 students will be charged a Global Transition fee of $400, which covers food, welcome materials, transportation, and more. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other visa holders (except J-1 Exchange Students) who wish to participate in Global Transition will also be charged the Global Transition fee.
Check out our new GT 2017 Welcome Video! In this video, you can see most of the GTAs who will be welcoming you in August. Also be sure to check out our videos from past years to learn more about Global Transition and life at Fordham.
Learn more about the students in the Rose Hill GT Team!
Learn more about the students in the Lincoln Center GT Team!
For information about how to get to either campus from the airport, please see our Transportation from the Airport page. Unfortunately Global Transition is not able to provide transportation from the airport.
For students who will be coming with their parents, we also offer a Parent Program during Global Transition.
Global Transition is on Facebook! 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! 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!