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Global Education

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Global Citizens are those who continuously seek to deepen their awareness of their place and responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world, both locally and globally; those who stand in solidarity with others in the pursuit of a sustainable earth and a more humane world as true companions in the mission of reconciliation and justice.-Society of Jesus, Secretariat for Education

Since the founding of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius Loyola called his companions to live the mission of the Society of Jesus in a global context, to travel to the frontiers, to be with those on the margins. Ignatius wrote to his brother Jesuits about the mission, “It is according to our divine calling to travel to various places and to live in any part of the world where there is hope of God’s greater service and the help of souls.” St. Ignatius’ vision for the Society of Jesus was from the start one with a global perspective.

Today, Jesuit schools continue to be inspired by this vision and are committed to educating students in a global context. Fordham Prep’s Global Education Program aims to raise student awareness of the world outside their own environment through the exploration of different and diverse cultures in the world community. This awareness will prepare students to be more empathetic, accepting of differences, aware of social justice and human rights issues, and better prepared for an interconnected and diverse world in which they will live and work. They will also be better prepared to understand and embrace world cultures, communicate effectively at a global level, respect and value diversity, understand and take action against injustices, and develop skills necessary to work cross-culturally.

2023-2024 School Year Trips

Past Global Education Trips

Students can apply to participate in international exchange trips with other Jesuit high schools as well as academic and cultural immersion experiences. 

Ignatian Global Scholars Program

The Ignatian Global Scholars Program at Fordham Prep is a two year program that offers students an opportunity to further explore and deepen their commitment to being global citizens for and with others.

Global Citizens are those who continuously seek to deepen their awareness of their place and responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world, both locally and globally; those who stand in solidarity with others in the pursuit of a sustainable earth and a more humane world as true companions in the mission of reconciliation and justice. All students who successfully complete the program will earn a Jesuit Secondary School Network Ignatian (JSN) Global Scholar Certificate. This distinction will be noted on the student’s transcript. Sophomores are invited to apply. All program requirements must be completed by the end of the student’s junior year.

JSN Ignatian Global Scholar Certificate Requirements

To earn an Ignatian Global Scholar Certificate, students must successfully complete seven of the nice components listed below, selecting at least one component from each category; Context, Experience, Reflection, Action, Evaluation.

Global Education Committee

Ms. Teresa Di Vita-Geremia

Titles: Director of Global Education, Chair of the Global Education Committee
Departments: Modern Languages, Global Education
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Mr. Pierre Chavez

Titles: Assistant Director of Global Education
Departments: Science, Global Education
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Dr. Patricia Morris

Titles: Director of Financial Aid
Departments: Modern Languages, Mathematics, Christian Service Program, Finance Office, Global Education
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