As an academic institution committed to developing world-class citizens through global education, FDU has pioneered in a variety of areas that assures its students of multicultural facets of learning.
• First in the United States to own and operate an international campus
The University opened its first overseas campus — Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, England — in 1965. Situated in the ancestral home of Lord North, Wroxton Abbey, the college offers undergraduate courses in economics, English theater and drama, fine arts, international business, literature, psychology and social sciences in the fall and spring semesters. See http://www.fdu.edu/wroxton for more information about the college.
FDU also has an international campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, established in 2007. For more information about this campus go to http://www.fdu.edu/vancouver.
• First in the world to receive Special Consultative Status by the United Nations ECOSOC
On January 23, 2009, FDU was granted “special consultative status” from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) — the first comprehensive university in the world to earn the rank. This allows the University to send delegates to international conferences and meetings, and will give students the ability to volunteer and take advantage of internship opportunities in the nongovernmental organization sector. For more about this go to http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/0902/challenge.html.
• First in the world to join U.N. Academic Impact program
FDU was the first to join the United Nations Academic Impact, an alliance between higher education and the U.N., which was launched in 2010. To read more about the program go to https://academicimpact.un.org/.
• First in the world to join to serve on the executive board of the Conference on NGOs (CoNGO)
The CoNGO facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decision-making. FDU faculty members belong to several committees organized by CoNGO on issues such as human rights, disarmament, sustainable development, HIV/AIDS, crime prevention and indigenous peoples. For more information go to http://view2.fdu.edu/global-education/fdu-and-the-united-nations/un-pathways-program/ngo-pathways/the-conference-on-non-governmental-organizations-in-consultative-relationship-with-united-nations-co/.
• First in U.S. to offer bilingual degree programs (Chinese, Korean and Spanish)
The University, through the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, offers three Gateway to the Future programs — MiraeRo (Korean-to-English), Puerta al Futuro (Spanish-to-English) geared to adult students and Cheng Gong (Chinese-to-English). Under the programs, students learn English and earn an associate in arts degree and have the option to transfer credits toward a baccalaureate degree (with all-English courses) in the University.
For more information go to http://view2.fdu.edu/academics/petrocelli-college/academic-units/korean-program/, http://view2.fdu.edu/academics/petrocelli-college/academic-units/puerta-al-futuro/ or http://view2.fdu.edu/academics/petrocelli-college/academic-units/cheng-gong-gateway-to-a-successful-tomorrow-gst/.
• First university cohort in American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory
FDU is a founding participant in the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory, which provides institutions with customized guidance and insight as they review internationalization goals and develop strategic plans. For information go to http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/pages/ace-internationalization-Laboratory.aspx.
In This Issue
- Vancouver Campus News and Milestones
- See the World
- Global Firsts
- Facilities Projects
- FDU Ranks Highly in Student Economic Mobility
- Writers Take Center Stage
- Theater Offerings This Spring
- Renowned Journalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Round Up Speakers Series
- College Happenings
- Spotlight — Giardullo, Griffo, Honchell, Keyes
- This & That
- Photo Stories — Veterans Resource Center, Devils Women’s Basketball Wins MAC Championship
Flor = Florham Campus,
Metro = Metropolitan Campus,
Van = Vancouver Campus,
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Wrox = Wroxton College,
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