Two Worlds

An innovative undergraduate degree program offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey in conjunction with partner universities around the world. The program is designed for students with a passion for international travel and adventure, as well as for those wishing to connect or reconnect with a particular ethnic heritage.

FDU offers a unique bachelor's degree program for promising high school graduates who are interested in international studies and travel, and especially those from minority backgrounds and other underrepresented segments of the population. Participating students will spend two or three years at FDU and one or two years at an international partner university in the Austria, Belize, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Spain, China, Ireland, Thailand, Germany, France, Korea, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Malaysia, or Puerto Rico. Typically, students will take classes in New Jersey during the first and fourth year of enrollment and will travel to the international partner during the second. Depending upon their choice of major, specialization, and destination, students may study either in New Jersey or with the international partner during their third year.  

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Program Features and Benefits

Connect with your heritage or immerse yourself in a new culture for which you have an affinity

Build the confidence you need to live and work in another country

Master intercultural skills and global perspectives valued by employers everywhere

Live with local families, in student dorms, or on your own, learning to be at home in another culture

Acquire or improve language skills in both academic and social settings

Receive personalized support from experienced international education advisors

Qualify for state and federal financial aid while at FDU and while studying internationally

Receive a scholarship from FDU equal to half the regular cost of tuition

Major in Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies with a choice of specializations

Study for one or two years internationally and two or three years on the Metropolitan Campus of FDU, which is conveniently located about 10 miles from New York City.


Academic Majors and Specializations

The Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies offers a highly customizable curriculum with choice of specialization in Applied Technology, Business, Communication, Liberal Arts, Public Service Administration, or Hospitality Management.  This major is recommended for Two Worlds program participants due to their curricular flexibility, but may not be suitable for all students. Please discuss your interests and options with an Admissions advisor. You can still study abroad at FDU even if you are not part of the Two Worlds program, but only the Two Worlds program offers a truly immersive opportunity.



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Office of Global Learning
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, H-DH2-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Diana Cvitan

Director of Global Learning and Partnerships

Voice: (201) 692-7161



Delicia (Delly) Koeneke

Two Worlds Program Coordinator

Voice: (973) 738-0989