Global U Details

Our Method

Global U helps you identify your gifting and passion and gives you the skills and networks you need to build a career.

Global U takes your interest in computers and equips you with world-class training. We see your questions about faith and encourage you to make it your own by getting your hands dirty in Kingdom-focused projects.

Global U mentors and coaches you through an intensive process of spiritual formation.

Global U recognizes that spiritual formation is a long-term process that requires deep trust and relationship. We thread this through all aspects of our program.

Global U deploys the FAAR pedagogical method that Jesus demonstrated:

  • Frame the issue.
  • Activate the student
  • Assess what happened.
  • Reflect on what it means to you.

Global U believes that you deserve a far greater investment in your learning process than our school systems provide. We back that belief with a program of 1-on-1 mentorship.

Global U coaches students to grow in body, soul, and spirit. We have a track record of coaching thousands to grow in their identity and calling.

Global U uses a team approach to coaching in order to impart a variety of perspectives.

We teach leadership and worldview in a global context.

Students learn self-leadership through our daily emphasis on excellence in every area of life.

Students learn project management through their Passion Projects.

Students learn leadership as we give them multiple opportunities to lead every week.

Full-Stack Web Development

Global U’s Full-Stack Web Development program is the most comprehensive web development curriculum you’ll find. Unlike other Web Development programs, Global U students develop a deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, and computer architecture.

Curriculum Outline

Responsive Web Design
Javascript Algorithms and Data Structures
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Computer Architecture
Problem Solving
Javascript Front End Libraries
Data Visualization
APIs and Microservices
Information Security and Quality Assurance
Mathematics for Computer Science
Operating Systems
Computer Networking
Databases
Language and Compilers
Distributed Systems

Programming Language

Javascript

Development Stack

MongoDB – MongoDB is a free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database program. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB uses JSON-like documents with schemata.
Express – Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for Node.js
React – JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Built by Facebook.
Node – As an asynchronous event driven JavaScript runtime, Node is designed to build scalable network applications.

Certifications

Full Stack Web Development, Responsive Web Design, JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures, Front End Libraries, Data Visualization, APIs and Microservices, and Information Security and Quality Assurance certifications are issued by FreeCodeCamp 501(c)3.

Earning Potential

$80k – Average wage with two years experience (source).

Experiential and Cohort-Based Learning

Web Development & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs take dreams and make them come true. They grow their skill through experience and mentorship. With Global U you’ll join a cohort of 5-7 people who develop and launch a Passion Project.

Your cohort will go on regular Adventure Weekends in Spain and other parts of Europe, during which you will discuss and formulate your plan.

In your second semester, you’ll implement your plan. You’ll work with your coach and learn by doing. Depending on your goals, scholastic credit and financial compensation may be outcomes of your project. Along the way, because your project is your passion, you’ll find your work-ethic and resilience tested.

You’ll become an expert in web development, learn project management, and launch applications. Some Passion Projects may become sustainable enterprises that continue to bring hope and change lives long after you’ve graduated.

Leadership

Our professors have trained Fortune 500 executives and ministry leaders alike.

Most schools teach leadership in the classroom, but we’ve found that the best leadership training is imparted through experience, debriefing, and coaching. You’ll be challenged and encouraged at a high level.

We grow leaders over time by connecting you to mentors and projects that will move you into arenas where you’ll grow in your people skills, empowerment of others, and communication.

You will learn to lead yourself first, and then to lead others. Self-leadership begins with character grounded in a relationship with Jesus Christ. It continues as you align your vision and values with His and can articulate them to others.

Spiritual Formation

We study the life and ministry of Jesus and use that as a touchstone for everything we do. We use the Jesus-focused model that Adventures in Missions has used in discipling over 100,000 people around the world. Our regular 1-on-1 mentorship allows each student to be seen and appreciated for their unique identity. You’ll grow in your identity as one who is loved by God, and you’ll begin to walk in your calling.

Our Global U culture places a premium on relationship in an environment of safety and feedback. Living in such a positive culture is one of the most gratifying things about student life.

We help students to learn how to walk in intimacy, community, and mission.

You will spend the first month of the program going through a self-assessment process. Then, you’ll build your Personal Development Plan for the year with your cohort coaches – trained specialists who focus on each of four areas: body, soul, spirit, and career/calling. They give regular coaching each week. Your coaches look at where you want to be and where you are, then help you develop and walk out your plan for the duration of each year.

Tuition Breakdown

$19k a year

$10k – Ministry related costs: These tax-deductible costs include housing, food, air travel, and ministry training. These costs will be paid to and received by Adventures in Missions.

$9k – Education-related costs: These costs are not tax deductible and will be paid to and received by Global U. 

Schedule

March 1st, 2019 – Application Deadline

September 1, 2019 – Class Launch

Where Students Live

You will be based out of three campuses over nine months. You will experience how others live as you are immersed in new cultures, forming lasting relationships with people who bring a fresh perspective. We chose each of the countries where we’ll be based on their beauty, the potential for adventure, and dynamic culture. You will experience how others live as you are immersed in new cultures, forming lasting relationships with people who bring a fresh perspective.

Malaga, Spain

Much of our culture grows out of the cultures and economic systems that originated in Europe. Spain sits on the Western edge of the only post-Christian continent on the planet. One of history’s first global empires, its language is the 3rd most spoken in the world. The birthplace of bullfights, the Inquisition, and tapas, this land of deep passion needs fresh faith. Though 94% of Spaniards would declare themselves Roman Catholic, only 25% of the nation attends a religious service once a month. Whether you are hiking the Camino de Santiago with other pilgrims or sitting at a cafe, you’ll have the chance to bring life where tradition has grown stale.

Jeffery’s Bay – South Africa 

“Once just a sleepy seaside town, ‘J-Bay’ is now one of the world’s top surfing destinations. It’s certainly South Africa’s foremost center of surfing and surf culture.” – Lonely Planet

It’s also land of deep pain. Several decades since apartheid formally ended, South Africa still needs healing and reconciliation. Social injustice and racial prejudice are still rampant. Although they live in one of the wealthiest countries on the continent, most of the population is poor. And like the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, this country struggles with a high rate of AIDS/HIV. 

Antigua – Guatemala

“Land of Eternal Spring.” Guatemala, which is often called the “New Jerusalem,” is one of the most evangelical countries in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside local believers who are working to bring the Word of Christ to a new generation. You might spend your days building relationships with youth who are at risk for falling into gang violence, but you could also kick a soccer ball around in the lush rainforest terrain with volcanoes framing the horizon. Life in Guatemala moves despacito, focused around family hospitality. Our long-term team here has seen God move in dramatic ways recently.