Global Outreach

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What is GO!?

Global Outreach (GO!) is a cultural immersion and service program 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.

Global Outreach female student posing during service project

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.

  • Community
  • Simple Living
  • Social Justice
  • Spirituality

 

Important Update Regarding Global Outreach Scholarships

The Global Outreach office has recently updated the scholarship process for teams. Beginning with our Summer 2018 projects, applicants will apply for scholarships as they apply for projects. This will allow applicants to know their scholarship status before accepting a placement on a Global Outreach team. 

For Summer 2018 projects, the scholarship application will be due on the same date as participant applications:

  • January 29th, 2018 by 5:00PM for Summer International projects 
  • February 12th, 2018 by 5:00PM for Summer Domestic projects

For Spring 2018 projects, the scholarship application will follow the old format. Team members should recieve an email in mid February with information on how to apply as well as a deadline. 

The Scholarship Application can be found under the Getting Involved page, as well as embedded within the Participant Application. It can also be found by following the link below: 

Global Outreach Scholarship Application