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 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.
Global Education Committee
Brian Carney, VP for Mission & Identity
Teresa Di Vita-Geremia, Coordinator
Pierre Chavez, Assistant Coordinator
Applications for the Fall 2019 and February 2020 tRips Are Now Closed.
Applications for spring and summer 2020 trips Are now open and due no later than october 30th.
(Note: You must be logged in to your fordham prep google account to access the application)
fall 2019 and february 2020 trips
This program, in collaboration with students from Boston College High School, includes a collaborative retreat experience, a stay with host families while attending daily classes at Loyola High School, and participation in a safari. More Information
Students travel to Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school located in the town of Clane in County Kildare, Ireland. As part of this program students stay in the dorms at Clongowes, attend classes with with host students, take part in service opportunities and explore neighboring cities like Dublin. This program also includes a reciprocal visit during which participants will host students from Clongowes in their home for 8-10 days. More Information
Students travel to Leo XIII Insititute, Jesuit secondary school in Milan Italy. As part of this program studentslive with host families, attend classes with with host students, and tour MIlan. This program also includes a reciprocal visit during which participants will host students from Milan in their home for 12-14days. More Information
MEDICAL MISSION TO XELA, GUATEMALA
Students get hands-on experience doing clinical work in Xela, Guatemala. As part of this program students stay with a local family, spend time at a local school or clinic working on health related issues, and attend a language program in Spanish or a Mayan language. Students will assist with basic patient care, such as taking blood pressure, glucose reading and other medical measurements. More Information
2020 Spring and Summer Trips- Applications open in october
RosannA Estrella ECOLOGY Program
Costa Rica. More Information
Students travel to the city of Kilgali and stay with host families from St. Ignatius school, a co-ed Jesuit school. Participants attend daily classes, tour the city of Kilgali, participate in a retreat and have the opportunity to participate in a gorilla trekking or safari experience. More Information
Students are provided with direct experiences that integrate history, literature and language with the students' previous study during this Easter break trip. More information
Beijing-Xi'An trip will take you to two of the oldest capitals in the world. Students will explore the famous Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Terra Cotta Warriors, Tang Dynasty Palace, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, etc. Participants will also visit a school and interact with local students. Mandarin classes and workshops in martial arts, traditional musical instrument and painting will be offered by local teachers. Students will also eat authentic Chinese food and attend a Kongfu. More Information
christian service immersion trips
In addition to our global education trips, a number of service experiences are offered through the Prep’s Christian Service Immersion program. The program offers students the opportunity to live out the Ignatian call to be Men for Others while living and working with those in need of housing, health care and education in Camden, Ecuador and Tennessee. Students apply for these trips through a separate application process. More Information