Global Perspectives

The worldwide scope of Jesuit education invites us to engage in our Jesuit mission in a manner that recognizes the interconnectedness of our local, regional and world community.

Global Perspectives

Global Citizenship: An Ignatian Definition

Global Citizens are those who continuously seek to deepen their awareness of their place and responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world, both locally and globally; those who stand in solidarity with others in the pursuit of a sustainable earth and a more humane world as true companions in the mission of reconciliation and justice. (Secretariat Global Taskforce, 2019)


Ignatian Global Scholars Certificate Program (IGS)

Students fulfilling the designated requirements will receive a JSN Ignatian Global Scholars certificate.

Ignatian Global Engagement Mentors Program (I-GEM)

A mentorship program to assist in identifying, uniting, and strengthening global dimensions.

Global Dimensions Inventory (GDI)

A formative inventory of a school’s global dimensions.



Hemispheres is a monthly publication and shared space for JSN educators to accompany one another in the development of Jesuit schools that are globally mindful and competent, while being actively engaged and committed to the promotion of justice. 


Global Perspectives Video Gallery

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Educating for Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship – A Meditation

We are the Global Community of Educate Magis

Jesuit Global Network of Schools

There are more than 2,300 schools in the Jesuit network in partnership between the Jesuit schools and a number of companion schools. Together we educate more than 2 million students, from all kinds of religious, cultural, social and language backgrounds in 5 continents and more than 70 countries.

Global Map of Jesuit Schools

Click here to enlarge/download a printable map. 

Educate Magis

Educate Magis is the online platform where the network becomes a global community at the service of the mission.

Educate Magis

An Integrated (Holistic) Perspective

This infographic presents an integrated perspective on the most important recent documents that shape Jesuit Education today. Click here for an englarged/interactive version of the infographic. 

Global Perspectives Resource Library

The Jesuit Schools Network continuously compiles and curates the following resources related to Global Perspectives. Click the button below to access the Global Perspectives Resource Library. 

Catharine Steffens

Catharine Steffens

Director of Global Partnerships and Initiatives

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