It may also be that your access to university studies is blocked because your knowledge of English, an essential key, is too weak. You then enroll, like 3,000 other young people living in marginal contexts, in the Global English Language programme, offered on six levels. And doors are then opened, either for professional careers such as IT, or Learning Facilitator, or for university studies in liberal arts, administration, environmental protection. Sensitive to the needs expressed by the communities where JWL operates, very creative paths have been designed: Peace Leader and Youth Sport Facilitator. The programmes are supported or recognized by various universities, many of them Jesuit universities. For them, it is a way of serving these “peripheries”, so dear to Pope Francis.
The Jesuit Worldwide Learning project is based in Geneva and is led by Fr. Peter Balleis, a German Jesuit. Geneva is a city with an international vocation: there are several UN offices among others. JWL collaborates with them, particularly with the UN Refugee Agency and UNESCO. As a Jesuit organization, it works in conjunction with the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation. During his visit to Geneva on 19 and 20 September, Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General, witnessed the importance of Jesuit involvement in the field of international organizations in Geneva. In particular, he noted how JWL was at the forefront of the creative and adapted projects that the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus seek to foster.