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CAMPUS PROFILE 

| New York Institute of Technology

Students at NYITAbu Dhabi

students, the institution convened an international student task
force consisting of around 30 faculty and staff in Manhattan and
Long Island in 2014-2015. They explored four areas: education,
housing and food, jobs and career services, and customer service.
As a result, NYIT created workshops to help faculty and staff
understand the challenges international students face, added a
range of cultural foods in the dining halls, created on-campus job
opportunities, and worked with units across the institution to
improve customer service to international students.
The Office of Campus Life also collaborates with the counseling
and wellness services offices. For example, it invited in therapists
who spoke other languages to help international students understand what counseling entailed, and subsequently saw an uptick in
the number of international students seeking counseling services.
Student service, according to Ann Marie Klotz, dean of
campus life for Manhattan, is the heart of the NYIT experience.
"If I can't help you, I'm literally going to walk with you to the next
office and make sure you have what you need. I think that is the
difference maker for a lot of our students," she explains.
"This is a very special kind of place if you allow yourself to get
immersed in the life of students. It doesn't feel overwhelming. It
feels like an overwhelming privilege."
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Preparing Global Professionals
One of the core elements of an NYIT education is to prepare students to enter the job market upon graduation. President Guiliano
says that NYIT fosters global competency by providing students
with real-world experience and exposure to industry as well as
opportunities to work with teams around the world. "Global competency means that work experience, connectivity, and collaboration are really part of what we do in the curriculum."
Under the rubric of career services, Amy Bravo, assistant dean,
oversees experiential education, internships, and service learning.
Her office also coordinates job fairs and organizes mock interviews and networking opportunities.
They take special care to ensure that international students are
also able to take advantage of opportunities to gain professional
skills while still complying with immigration requirements.
Bravo created a number of alternative opportunities for international students to get practical experience. One such initiative
is Consultants for the Public Good, which allows all students to
work together on projects such as designing a multimedia art gallery for a school cafeteria.
"The idea is to get students to work in teams on community-based projects as opposed to signing up for a volunteer



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - March/April 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Global Spotlight Cuba
Insights
Voices
Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
Campus Snapshot: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
Partnering
View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 7
International Educator - March/April 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Global Spotlight Cuba
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Insights
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 11
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Voices
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - View From Out Here
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