The Task Force on Global Citizenship was launched after the 2018 IAJU Assembly in Spain, where Father Superior Arturo Sosa, SJ, emphasized that "educating people for world citizenship means recognizing diversity as an inherent dimension of a complete human life."

Since the 2022 assembly, the Task Force has worked to broaden and deepen education for global citizenship through the Global Citizenship Curriculum Project. Begun in Fall 2022, the program enables faculty teaching at Jesuit colleges and universities worldwide to embed a module on global citizenship into their existing classes. Students engage with topics of global citizenship both on their campuses and in dialogues with students at other participating universities around the world through a shared Global Citizenship Course Module.


Global Citizenship Course Module

The course module is a set of four recorded lectures (about 20 minutes each) and accompanying readings (about 20 pages each). The lectures address:

  1. Global citizenship as a mindset and practice
  2. Contemporary challenges and opportunities
  3. Global citizenship and care for our common home
  4. Jesuit universities and global citizenship

A pilot semester in spring 2023 had participation from 36 professors at 20 institutions in 12 countries. Faculty across the network were invited to incorporate the course module into their classes during the fall 2023 semester.

Global Dialogues

Students taking classes with the course module are required to participate in at least one global Zoom dialogue with peers around the world to discuss global citizenship. Find out more and register for the global Zoom dialogues here.

Global Citizenship Fellows Program

Students participating in the Global Citizenship Curriculum Project are eligible to apply for the Global Citizenship Fellows Program

Global Citizenship Curriculum Project

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