What is GO!?
Global Outreach (GO!) is a cultural immersion and service program under the auspices of the Center for Community Engaged Learning where Fordham students learn about various issues of social, economic, political, and environmental injustice while living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth. GO invokes the Jesuit tenet of Magis –striving for the better- by encouraging students to learn about systems of inequality and injustice. We send teams of students consisting of a student leader, a chaperone, and approximately ten students to live work, and learn with partnering organizations throughout the United State and in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. The teams travel over the winter, spring, and summer breaks. Some groups focus on service related experiences such as building homes while others are immersion experiences such as living with host families. 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.
The Four Pillars
The Four Pillars are part of what makes GO! unique. You are asked to live by these pillars in an effort to provide a deeper and more meaningful experience.
- Simple Living
- Social Justice