What is GO!?
Global Outreach (GO!) is a cultural immersion and service program under the auspices of the Office of Mission Integration and Planning at Fordham University, where students learn about various issues of social, economic, political and environmental injustice while living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth.
We send teams consisting of approximately 10 students, one student leader, and one chaperone to live, work, and learn with partnering organizations in approximately 30 locations throughout the United States and countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.
Global Outreach teams travel during winter, spring, and summer breaks. The projects vary in both length and scope -- some projects are one week in duration, while others are more than two weeks long. In addition, some of the projects focus on service-related experiences, such as working with Habitat for Humanity in Waynesburg, PA, while others are immersion experiences, such as living with host families in Johannesburg, South Africa.
GO! Project Goals
- Creating Solidarity
- Learning about Issues of Poverty and Injustice
- Connecting Local and Global Realities
The Four Pillars
The Four Pillars are part of what makes GO! unique. You are asked to live by these tenets in an effort to provide a deeper and more meaningful experience.
- Simple Living
- Social Justice