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Global Focus Week

Global Focus Week (GFW) is a semi-annual event aimed at raising global awareness among Liberty University students, faculty, and staff. Throughout GFW, students will have the opportunity to hear from globally influential Convocation guests, connect with global workers, experience a variety of cultures, and participate in interactive events.

Global Focus Week Events and Experiences

Monday, September 16th   

Samaritan's Purse Shelter Experience (G5 Colombia)

Monday, September 16 •  9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Freedom Tower Lawn 

Experience how a shelter is utilized in Colombia! Learn how Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is working to provide immediate aid through these shelters to serve those most vulnerable. You will have the chance to interact with SP staff who work alongside Colombians.  Come hear how God is meeting physical and spiritual needs and discover G5 service opportunities!

 

 

World Map Experience

Monday, September 16 •  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Ever wonder where human trafficking happens most in the world? Where access to clean water is scarce? Which country refugees are fleeing from the most? Come interact and find these and other relevant answers at the World Map. You also will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.

  

Tuesday, September 17th 

Samaritan's Purse Shelter Experience (G5 Colombia)

Tuesday, September 17 •  9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. 

Location: Freedom Tower Lawn

Experience how a shelter is utilized in Colombia! Learn how Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is working to provide immediate aid through these shelters to serve those most vulnerable. You will have the chance to interact with SP staff who work alongside Colombians.  Come hear how God is meeting physical and spiritual needs and discover G5 service opportunities!

World Map Experience

Tuesday, September 17 •  9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Ever wonder where human trafficking happens most in the world? Where access to clean water is scarce? Which country refugees are fleeing from the most? Come interact and find these and other relevant answers at the World Map. You also will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.

 

Human Migration 

Tuesday, September 17 •  12:45 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Hancock Welcome Center 122

Traumatic situations separate people from their homes and families around the world daily. Throughout this seminar, you will be able to learn from leading experts and understand the involuntary migration of refugee and displaced peoples. Come grow your knowledge and discover your role in addressing this global crisis. Lunch provided, while supplies last.

World Dodgeball

Tuesday, September 17 •  3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Location: Montview Lawn

Participate in a quick dodgeball game as you represent a nation! International tastings will be on-site while supplies last. No prior registration required. Bring some friends, join a nation, and join the fun!

 

Wednesday, September 18th  

Samaritan's Purse Shelter Experience (G5 Colombia)

Wednesday, September 18 •  9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Freedom Tower Lawn

Experience how a shelter is utilized in Colombia! Learn how Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is working to provide immediate aid through these shelters to serve those most vulnerable. You will have the chance to interact with SP staff who work alongside Colombians.  Come hear how God is meeting physical and spiritual needs and discover G5 service opportunities!

 

World Map Experience

Wednesday, September 18 •  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Ever wonder where human trafficking happens most in the world? Where access to clean water is scarce? Which country refugees are fleeing from the most? Come interact and find these and other relevant answers at the World Map. You also will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.

  

Colombia Food Tasting

Wednesday, September 18 •  11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Location: Outside Montview Steps

Come taste different foods from Colombia* and learn about the culture!  *While supplies last.

 

Samaritan’s Purse: Serving Colombia (G5 Colombia)

Wednesday, September 18 •  5:00 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.

Location: South Montview Ballroom

Whether your focus of study is Ministry, Counseling, Public Health, or Government; there is an opportunity for you to use your skills and passion to serve the nation of Colombia. Through a series of engaging talks, you will see why Colombia is our G5 nation this year and how to connect to travel opportunities. Discover your part and serve the nation of Colombia!  Light-Dinner provided, while supplies last.

 

Campus Community

Wednesday, September 18 •  6:30 P.M. 

Location: Vines Center

Come join the student body for this special Global Focus Week evening gathering of worship and Bible study.

  

Thursday, September 19th  

Samaritan’s Purse Shelter Experience (G5 Colombia)

Thursday, September 19 •  9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Freedom Tower Lawn

Experience how a shelter is utilized in Colombia! Learn how Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is working to provide immediate aid through these shelters to serve those most vulnerable. You will have the chance to interact with SP staff who work alongside Colombians.  Come hear how God is meeting physical and spiritual needs and discover G5 service opportunities!

World Map Experience

Thursday, September 19 •  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Ever wonder where human trafficking happens most in the world? Where access to clean water is scarce? Which country refugees are fleeing from the most? Come interact and find these and other relevant answers at the World Map. You also will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.

 

Flags of the Nations

Thursday, September 19 •  3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Location: Montview 1st Floor at the World Map Experience

Test your knowledge of the different flags of the world through this fun and interactive experience. As you answer correctly, you will have the opportunity to win giveaways and even complete your GFW passport!  International tastings will be served, while supplies last.

 

Experience an Ethnic Meal 

Thursday, September 19 •  7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Location: South Montview Ballroom

Share an authentic ethnic meal with a cultural expert and expand your knowledge. Come to this interactive experience and learn how you can enter into cross-cultural relationships through food and drink.

  

Colombian Salsa Dancing Lessons (G5 Colombia)

Thursday, September 19 •  9:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

Location: Freedom Tower Terrace*

Grab some friends and come learn to salsa dance under the stars! No dance experience required! International tastings will be on-site, while supplies last.

* In case of inclement weather, the event will move to North Montview Ballroom. 

 

 

Friday, September 20th  

Samaritan’s Purse Shelter Experience (G5 Colombia)

Friday, September 20 •  9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Freedom Tower Lawn

Experience how a shelter is utilized in Colombia! Learn how Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is working to provide immediate aid through these shelters to serve those most vulnerable. You will have the chance to interact with SP staff who work alongside Colombians.  Come hear how God is meeting physical and spiritual needs and discover G5 service opportunities!

 

World Map Experience

Friday, September 20 •  9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Ever wonder where human trafficking happens most in the world? Where access to clean water is scarce? Which country refugees are fleeing from the most? Come interact and find these and other relevant answers at the World Map. You also will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.

 

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