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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.

 

Trips

Students can apply to participate in international exchange trips with other Jesuit high schools as well as academic and cultural immersion experiences.  Application dates will be communicated in the daily announcements and through email. (NOTE: If you are considering traveling this year be sure to apply for a passport or a renewal as soon as possible as there are delays in processing. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond travel dates.)

2022-2023 APPLICATIONS

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 7 of the 9 components listed below, selecting at least 1 component from each category: Context, Experience, Reflection, Action, Evaluation.

Context

Curriculum

Students will complete a minimum of 4 courses with a global dimension. (Examples: Global Studies, AP World History, AP European History, AP Art History, AP Ecology, Classical and Foreign Language Courses.)

Language Study

Students will complete three years and achieve the third level of study in a modern or classical language.

Global Events

Students will participate in 2 different events each year that have an Ignatian global citizenship focus. This could take the form of a speaker series, book club, or workshops.

Experience

Intercultural Experience

Students will take part in a sustained experience where they form a relationship with an organization, group, or a set of people that allows them to interact with a culturally diverse group while sharing a common vision. This should help deepen their awareness of their place and responsibilities in our interconnected world.

Co-Curricular Involvement

Students will have an ongoing, active involvement with a group that focuses on either the pursuit of a sustainable earth, a more humane world, or an increasing interconnectedness and understanding of perspectives or cultures other than their own.

Reflection

Ongoing and Culminating Reflection

Students will continuously complete self-reflections to evaluate their work in becoming global citizens and to understand how this deepens their relationship with God. At the end of the program, they should complete a final reflection to review their time in the program and how it will inform their future interactions with others, God, and the world.

Action

Service

Students will participate in a relationship-building experience that correlates to the global citizenship goals as articulated in the “Ignatian Definition.”

Project

Students will complete a project with a global focus, which should be shared with other community members.

Evaluation

Students will meet with their advisor throughout the year to discuss their progress and develop opportunities moving forward.

Global Education Committee

Ms. Teresa Di Vita-Geremia

Titles: Coordinator of Global Education
Departments: Modern Languages, Global Education
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Mr. Pierre Chavez

Titles: Assistant Coordinator of Global Education
Departments: Science, Global Education
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Mr. Russell Baker

Titles: Chairperson
Departments: Modern Languages, Global Education
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Ms. Arianne Dempsey

Departments: Mathematics, Christian Service Program, Global Education
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Mr. Stephen Distinti

Titles: Chairperson of Classical Languages
Departments: Classical Languages, Global Education
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Ms. Yi Han

Departments: Modern Languages, Global Education, Computer Science
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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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Dr. Joseph Petriello

Class of 1998
Titles: Principal
Departments: Administration, Global Education
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Mrs. Patricia Simeone

Departments: Modern Languages, Global Education
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