Global Citizenship

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.

The Program: 6 Key Aspects

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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.

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The integrated and intensive nature of the GCP means that students can complete more credits in a reduced amount of time.

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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.

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In addition to academic and cultural development, students serve underprivileged children in Mexico, which often inspires a life-long commitment to volunteerism and missions.

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“Giving back” through Global Citizenship 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.

 

How To Contact Us

ContactGordon and Joanne Robideau
Directors of Global Citizenship

E-mail:
Phone: (250) 862-2377
Write:  907 Badke Rd, Kelowna, BC, Canada, V1X 5Z5

Learn about the adventures of the GCP 2011 team at their blog!

 

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By giving to the Global Citizenship Program you will directly benefit needy children in Mexico, as well as contribute to a top-notch character development program for Canadian teens.

We offer unique and creative ways to contribute where everybody benefits.  [Learn More...]

Each year the Global Citizenship Program travels to Mexico in late April/early May, and returns to Kelowna in early June. The program is approximately 6 weeks in length. Specific flight bookings will be made early in the new year.

The total program cost for the HCOS Global Citizenship Program is $3,700. This does not include student spending money for gifts and incidentals. The total price breaks down as follows, though prices change slightly from year to year:

Airfare and Insurance
Accommodations and Food
Local Travel Expenses
Attractions and Tours
Building Projects
Administration and Staffing

$1,250
$950
$500
$400
$350
$250

A film documentary of the Global Citizenship Program followed our 2009/2010 students to spread the word on what this amazing program is all about. To learn more, visit the official website for "Global Citizens: The Movie".

Global Citizens: The Movie, a Silas Allen Film

 

© Global Citizenship, a ministry of the Kelowna Christian Center Society