Global Transition

Office of International Services

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.

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.

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 for Fall 2017 new students will take place from Tuesday, August 22 - Saturday, August 26.

The link to register for Fall 2017 Global Transition will open during the upcoming Spring semester.

Global Transition 2016

The 2016 Global Transition program took place from Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27

Attendance at Global Transition is mandatoryfor all visa-holding undergraduate students starting at Fordham. Global Transition is also open to U.S. 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 $200. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other visa holders (except J-1) who wish to participate in Global Transition will also be charged the $200 Global Transition fee.

Check out our new GT 2016 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!

Social Media

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! Keep up to date with events and information as we begin to prepare for Global Transition 2015.