What is GO!?
Global Outreach (GO!) is a cultural immersion and service program under the auspices of the Center for Community Engaged Learning. 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.
Winter leaders and participants are preparing for their projects!
Applications for Spring 2020 projects are open! Participant applications are due November 15, 2019.
Join us in:
- Ukraine - UCU (March 14-22)
- El Salvador - Crispaz (March 14-21)
- Colombia (March 14-21)
- New Orleans (March 14-21)
- Detroit (March 14-21)
- Southern Immersion (Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama) (March 14-21)
Leaders must have participated in at least one project previously. Leading a GO! project is a great way to build your interpersonal skills, develop a robust understanding of community engagement, and build an experience for your fellow students. Apply today!
Look ahead to our Summer 2020 programs in:
- Cape Town
- El Paso 1
- El Paso 2
(Information on Summer 2020 programs will be updated as it comes in)
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