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owners who didn’t speak any English,” he said. “Literally half the sophomore class (of music business majors) is going to Prague next semester (fall 2011).” Some 4,349 undergraduates studied abroad in 2009–10. Among the three-quarters who had declared a major, only 52 were language majors. Some global centers require language study, but most courses are taught in English. Associate Professor of Sociology Tom Ertman began the Berlin program in 2005 with non-German speakers in mind. “You could (never) run a program out of here targeting German students because there weren’t enough of them,” said Ertman. But lots of students were intrigued by the German capital’s image as “a cool, young, happening place.” Some 140 students study there each year, including large numbers from NYU’s Steinhardt art programs.
Xudong Zhang, chair of east asian studies and professor of comparative literature, says Mandarin language enrollments are exploding.

What China Wants From Washington Square

Xudong Zhang, a comparative literature professor and chair of East Asian studies, said Chinese language enrollments have grown “at an explosive rate” and now top 1,000. Zhang helped launch the Shanghai education abroad center in 2006 and directs China House, one of the NYU language and culture centers. China House soon will move into a new home alongside La Maison Française and Deutsches Haus on charming Washington Mews, a gated block of converted nineteenth century stables. Zhang grew up in Shanghai, the son of naval research engineers. East Asian studies, he said, will Turning Students into be “no more special than other departments” in the ‘Inspired’ Jazz Musicians partnership with East China Normal University. in Europe “What leading Chinese universities want from us is Faculty in this large, decentralized univernot ethnic Chinese faculty like me; they want our best sity continue to find ways to entice U.S. Fred Schwarzbach, dean of liberal studies, says overseas researchers in science, social sciences, and the arts.” students to venture into the world. David faculty need a special touch with President Sexton knows what his partners Schroeder, director of jazz studies, has freshmen who begin their college want and what NYU wants, which is to become turned Florence and Prague into favored career studying abroad. one of the two or three dozen premiere research destinations for music majors. “Nobody wants to leave New York as a jazz musician,” said Schroeder, but universities in the world. Many rivals have greater space and more while his students are treated as greenhorns in Manhattan, “in Eu- resources, Sexton averred, but they cannot match NYU’s “locational rope they’re considered those young, inspired jazz musicians from endowment”—New York City—and “attitudinal endowment”—its aggressive entrepreneurship. New York City.” IE Junior Zach Feldman, 20, a music business major, was a deejay cHRISTOPHER cOnnEll is a veteran Washington, D.C. at the Hard Rock Cafe Prague and arranged parties that drew hun- education writer and author of NAFSA’s annual Internationalizing dreds to other clubs in fall 2010. “It was really cool, dealing with club the Campus reports. terms with the Chinese Ministry of Education, Shanghai’s municipal government, the government of the special Pudong district, and East China Normal University. Lee, associate vice chancellor for Asia and daughter of Chinese immigrants, said the idea of bringing American-style education to China and helping the Chinese build a bridge to Westerners “really struck a chord with me.”

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Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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