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2019 Annual Global Citizenship Gala

Making a World of Difference

Two-day sale: September 26th & 27th
$50 Off First-Class ticket with code: LIFE 

Lehman College’s 6th Annual Global Citizenship Gala, is a fundraiser benefitting the Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved For Everyone) alternative break and study abroad programs. We hope that you will be able to attend in support of a program that has truly changed the lives of hundreds of students over the past 13+ years.

To support the Global Citizenship Gala via in-kind and monetary donations, please click here to purchase tickets or download our Sponsorship Packet here (PDF).

This year we will be celebrating the 2019-20 Alternative Break Service Learning Immersions and Study Abroad Programs while we continue to have a wonderful time as we honor those who are “making a world of difference” in our community and across the globe.

2019 Global Citizenship Honorees

T.J. English

New York Times best-selling author and Journalist
Global Impact Award

Marie Marianetti & Yuri Gorokhovich

Faculty leaders for 9 years of study abroad in Crete, Greece
Faculty Award for Excellence in Study Abroad

Jaci Maurer

Director of Lehman College Child Care Center, Lehman L.I.F.E. Advisor since 2009
Lehman L.I.F.E. Distinguished Administrator Award

Cyrille Njikeng

Executive Director of CUNY University Student Senate, Lehman College Class of 2015
Alumni Humanitarian of the Year

About Lehman L.I.F.E.

Photo of student volunteers in Nicaragua (Spring Break 2018) Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved for Everyone) Service-Learning opportunities are designed to raise students’ awareness of issues and needs existing in local and global communities, and to foster effective action through volunteer work. The cycle of service continues and expands as students bring their experiences back to benefit their own communities, in the Bronx and the greater New York City area. Lehman L.I.F.E. gives students from the Bronx and NYC-area the opportunity to make a difference in the world that they never thought possible.

Click here to check out pictures from the 2018 Global Citizenship Gala.

Photo of 2018 Global Gala Attendees.Lehman L.I.F.E. students register for a credit-bearing course and must raise 100% of their program fees. They volunteer for at least 25 hours in their very own community in order to even qualify to apply, learn grassroots fundraising techniques and attend weekly cross-cultural education trainings. During the trip, the students partner with non-profit organizations and their leaders to assist in local community development. They reflect each night on their experiences and how their lives and the lives of others have changed throughout their time volunteering. In addition to that, each student selects a way in which they will remain committed to something in their community or abroad as an active citizen.

About Study Abroad

Our office oversees all Lehman faculty-led, study abroad, and exchange programs. These programs allow our students to further explore their academic interests at an international level, often times, accompanied by our faculty. Currently, Lehman sponsors two short-term international programs.

During the summer, Lehman sponsors a history, archeology, and geology faculty-led program on the Island of Crete in Greece and an Irish language program in Connemara, Ireland.

In addition to our study abroad and faculty-led programs, Lehman also sponsors a semester/year-long exchange program with Sungshin Women's University in Seoul, Korea. Sungshin offers a great selection of courses that are taught in English and cover various disciplines. Participants are also encouraged to take Korean language and culture courses. Lehman also offers exchanges in France, Singapore, and Japan.

About International Student and Scholar Services

ISSO is dedicated to providing services, programs and activities that facilitate U.S immigration compliance and cross-cultural learning experiences that assist international student and scholars in meeting their academic, personal growth and professional goals.


Amanda J. Dubois-Mwake, Director
Office of International Programs
& Community Engagement
Lehman College, CUNY
250 Bedford Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468

Teresita Levy, Executive Director
Office of International Programs
& Community Engagement
Lehman College, CUNY
250 Bedford Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468