Global Engagement


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Global Focus Week

Global Focus Week (GFW) is a semi-annual conference aimed at raising global awareness among the Liberty University students, faculty, and staff. The conference offers students the opportunity to hear globally influential guest speakers in Convocation, connect with cross-cultural workers at an expo of organizations involved in diverse international endeavors, and participate in interactive cultural learning break-out sessions.

Upcoming Conferences

  • Fall 2016: Sept. 14 – 17
    • Global Conference: All day Saturday, Sept. 17
  • Spring 2017: TBD


If you are interested in attending the Fall 2016 conference, please take note of the following process:

Due to the nature of our conference, we have a limited number of spaces available for exhibiting organizations. Each year the Center for Global Engagement's (CGE) staff strategically invites a diverse cross-section of organizations that best meet the needs of our student body and of the conference. In order to make this selection, the CGE prioritizes organizations that:

  1. Are in alignment with Liberty University's (LU) vision, values, and/or doctrines.
  2. Offer students a broad range of opportunities for careers, internships, and short-term experiences internationally

  3. Offer an area of specialization that correlates to a strategic focus of LU or the CGE.
  4. Have a demonstrated reputation for ethical, successful, and sustainable involvement within their area of focus.
  5. Have a demonstrated history of relationship with LU.

How to Become a Part of GFW

If your organization is interested in participating in our Fall 2016 conference, please fill out the application for the Fall 2016 GFW. Your organization will be considered for the Fall 2016 if you fill out the Application Form. Please know that, due to space limitations, not all organizations who apply will be invited to attend GFW.

Important Dates

  • All application submissions to attend the Fall 2016 Global Focus Week are due by June 30 by 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Our staff will process all applications, select the organizations who will be invited to attend the Fall conference, and extend notifications of approval and invitations to register for the Fall GFW by July 14.

Upon acceptance to be a part of GFW, you will receive in your notification links with the ability to:

  • Make payment for the Registration Fee:
    • Deadline: Aug. 11
  • Register each representative
    • Deadline: Aug. 25