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Academic Civic and Global Engagement

Learn by doing.

Civic and global engagement means working to make a difference in the lives of others in your community and in the world. At Iona, you have many opportunities to engage in local and international programs that aim to improve the quality of life for those in need. At the same time, you will be learning valuable skills, including how to be a responsible citizen of the world – one who seeks justice and human rights for all.

The Office for Academic Civic & Global Engagement (ACGE) helps you engage with your communities and learn by doing through two programs: Study Abroad and Service-Learning.

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Dayna Richardson

Coordinator for Civic & Global Engagement


The mission of the Office for Academic Civic & Global Engagement (ACGE) is to prepare students to lead lives as engaged citizens, reflective practitioners, intercultural leaders, and socially responsible community members. In the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice, the ACGE strives to create catalytic educational experiences for the development of global agency where learners grow in both proclivity and ability to make positive contributions to their local, regional, national and global communities.