Global Citizenship Program (GCP)

 

 

The advent of internet communications, the development of a unified global market economy, and the rise of global issues like climate change, require that everyone, Christian and non-Christian, learn to participate effectively in cross-cultural and international relations. Essentially, this is what is meant by “Global Citizenship”. Without doubt, Christ had a global vision for his Gospel. Believers are to lift up their eyes beyond their local contexts, and see a church that stretches to the utter most parts of the earth, a church which includes every tribe and tongue and nation. As never before in our history, it is now possible to see this global vision made manifest.

 

There are six key aspects to the Global Citizenship Program:

  1. Students from Grade 11 and 12 travel to southern Mexico on a six-week educational odyssey, learning with peers and with highly qualified Christian mentors.
  2. The GCP uses the excitement and adventure of international travel to increase the learning potential in various academic, cultural, and discipleship courses.
  3. The integrated and intensive nature of the GCP means that students can complete more credits in a reduced amount of time.
  4. By living in a close and accountable Christian community, students have opportunity for profound personal growth. Students return from the GCP more socially and spiritually mature.
  5. In addition to academic and cultural development, students serve underprivileged children in Mexico, which often inspires a life-long commitment to volunteerism and missions.
  6. “Giving back” through Global Citizenship is extremely is both fun and extremely gratifying. Through sweating together at a worksite, or playing soccer on the beach, students develop relationships that will last a lifetime.


To learn more, please visit the Global Citizenship Program website.