The GCP 2017 Application is open.
Members of the GCP 2016 program shared stories, photos and table displays of their trips to Bhutan, Botswana, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Norway during the annual SUpr Summit on Wednesday, April 20. The application for GCP 2017 opened on that date and will run until the deadline on Monday, September 12. Click here for details on how to begin your application.
Since its inaugural year in 2005, the Global Citizenship Project has sent more than 710 members of the university community to 58 different destinations on all-expenses-paid trips abroad during spring break.
The application process is open to all full-time members of the SU community, with a selection focus on campus members who have had no or limited international travel opportunities. Five groups for five destinations are selected and are limited in size to maintain intimacy of experience, 10 to 12 participants, composed to represent the diversity of Shenandoah and result in the unexpected benefit of cross-disciplinary networking. Undergraduate and graduate students from all schools within the university have traveled in a mixed group with administrators, including the president and vice presidents, deans, faculty, maintenance workers, housekeepers, accounting personnel, and even members of the board of trustees.
The GCP program experience was designed to be a limited travel experience, approximately 10 days during spring break, and utilize a group oriented and faculty led approach. Its purpose is to whet the appetite of learners for longer-term learning abroad. The program removes the boundaries associated with first-time travel, mainly time and financial restraints.
Applicants must apply without prior knowledge of the destination to which they might travel and study. Participants must be willing and able to travel anywhere in the world with the intent to examine a theme, such as global citizenship (2005), power (2006), time (2008) or sustainability (2010).
GCP has traveled to locations on six continents, including Costa Rica, Peru, Mali, India, Taiwan, Oman, Denmark, Romania, Australia, Vietnam, Morocco and Burma. Participants share their international experiences with the rest of the community in unique ways upon return.