Global challenges impact all of us and, therefore, solutions to these challenges require ways of thinking and acting that transcend national borders. In this new global context, there is an urgent need to form a different kind of political, civic and economic leader. We need to educate our students to be global citizens. Enlightened leaders who can succeed in a world that is constantly changing, citizens who continue to advocate for greater global openness, understanding, responsibility, communication and collaboration.

Magis Exchange Development

The Magis Exchange program is an innovative and one-of-a-kind higher education student exchange program of the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) that aims to build cohorts of citizens who have participated in a unique semester-long academic and service international exchange.

As well as the international academic and service experience, Magis students participate in a Global Environmental Citizen course in which students are presented with local and global impacts on biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and climate change, and evaluate these impacts from both a moral and spiritual perspective.

As a Jesuit institution of higher learning, you are invited to participate in a unique multilateral program of student exchange.  This agreement is specially designed to promote Ignatian "men and women for others" in a cross-cultural setting.


The Task force is coordinating the project in which the six regions are represented. Coordinating universities:


Universidad Loyola Andalucia

Kircher Network 

Creighton University


Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla


Kosyam Jesuit Institute of Sciences


Sophia University 


St. Xavier's College


Participating institutions

Students who are interested in living the Magis Exchange program experience can apply to study at any of the 28 participating IAJU member universities. See the list below:


                                                                     Participating Institutions





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Get in contact 

If you are interested in learning more or collaborating with the group, get in contact with the Magis Exchange Coordinating Office:

Ignacio Garrido

[email protected]

Links of Interest

"Beca AUSJAL" multilateral agreement for student exchange in Latin America: Article