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The Philosophy of Global Outreach

Fordham Students in Mexico

Global outreach projects are driven by Fordham’s mission of cultivating leaders in a global society. Projects allow students to directly connect with communities in the United States and around the world while learning about systems of inequality and focusing on anti-oppression and anti-racism work. We view these projects not as stand-alone experiences, but rather as a pathway toward more robust education on community engagement and understanding of the world around us.

We suggest that students begin with a domestic project or short-term immersion experience to learn the basics of partner cultivation and to gain experience in working with the community. Then, students will be ready to take on international projects with their longer time commitment and more fluid structure. Finally, students will be experts in social justice content and in community engaged learning, and can lead their own projects!