Fordham welcomed its first-year international students through Global Transition, a program that helps new international students adjust to life in their new home. They arrived on campus on Aug. 23, and spent four days learning the ropes of Fordham and New York City through icebreakers, tours, scavenger hunts, and excursions, including trips to the Top of the Rock and the Museum of Modern Art. They also received tips and guidance from older international students who had once been in their shoes.

The new international students come from dozens of countries around the world, including China, India, Italy, and Vietnam, and represent 8% of the incoming class.* They are studying a variety of disciplines, including business administration, finance, and psychology.

“I cannot wait to learn about new cultures and perspectives from Fordham’s diverse student body,” said Lucas Lopez, a first-year student from Uruguay who plans on studying computer science. “I want to be part of the University traditions such as the tree-lighting ceremony during Christmas, attend a University basketball or football match, explore the city, and most importantly, I’m excited to meet people from all over the world.”

*Numbers as of 8/28/2023


Taylor is a visual storytelling strategist in Fordham University's marketing and communications department, where she documents University life through photography and video. Since joining Fordham in 2018, she has served as a writer, photographer, videographer, and social media manager, dividing her time between University Marketing and Communications and the Office of the President. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Stony Brook University's School of Communication and Journalism and her master's degree in public media from Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her work has appeared on NPR, NBC New York, and amNewYork METRO.