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Global Outreach

Student Overlooking City

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 projects are complete! Check out the highlights of the Winter trips .

Learn more about spring projects.

Want to be a GO! leader?

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

Want to talk to the GO! Board?

The GO! Board will be hosting open office hours starting at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semesterThese hours will serve the purpose of answering any questions members of the Fordham community may have about the Global Outreach program. This includes help for current leaders and participants but also for anyone who may be interested in going on a project or getting involved with GO! They will have snacks and drinks and will be here for any of your needs! Check back in the fall for posted hours.

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

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