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CAMPUS PROFILE 

| New York Institute of Technology

Boosting Student Mobility
Education abroad at NYIT is housed
in the Center for Global Academic
Exchange, headed by Julie Fratrik.
In addition to coordinating services
for inbound international students
coming to New York from exchanges
or other NYIT campuses, her office
also offers education abroad advising
for outbound domestic students. In
2014-2015, 183 NYIT students particiPresident Edward Guiliano
pated in education abroad.
has recently launched
Kayla Ho, an American electrithe Presidential Global
Manhattan Dean of Campus
Assistant Dean for Career
Fellowships Program, which
Life Ann Marie Klotz has
cal and computer engineering major,
Services Amy Bravo created
offers awards for students
created a #NYITdidthat
spent spring 2015 at NYIT-Nanjing.
Consultants for the Public
to seek "transformational
hashtag to brand the campus
Good
experiences"
abroad
Her family roots are in China, and
experience
she says the experience allowed her to
learn more about her heritage as well
as about her field of study.
"The
chance
to
go
to
Nanjing
was incredible. . . Since it opened
opportunity one time," Bravo says.
its doors, China has been developing technology at an astounding
Her office also oversees on-campus employment for both New
rate; there are new technologies and technology companies being
York campuses. A few years ago, it created a job lottery for student
created every day," she says.
employment, and several positions were earmarked specifically to
Eriana Burdan, a junior communication arts major, attended
international students, she says.
one of NYIT's summer programs with its partner in Paris, École
des Nouveaux Métiers de la Communication (EFAP). She took a
Localizing a Global Curriculum
The curriculum remains the same at each campus, but the content course in documentary filmmaking that gave her a new perspecof courses can be adapted to the local context. "If students are tak- tive on her future media career.
She says it made her think about other career options in her
ing a course in finance in New York, maybe the examples or the
field: "It made me realize that I was pigeonholing myself. There
case studies are more focused on the types of investments, stocks,
are so many more opportunities in and outside of the United
and so forth. The same class in Abu Dhabi follows the same curriculum. But the case studies will be on Islamic finance rather than States. It expanded the scope of what I could do with my major."
on the stock market," Shoureshi says.
Harriet Arnone, vice president for planning and assessment,
Creating Alternative Opportunities to Travel
explains it in terms of learning outcomes: "We have to guarantee
the World
consistency in learning outcomes across campuses. . . . However, to Beyond traditional study abroad, NYIT offers a number of noncredit
be relevant to different cultures, particularly as we are so careeropportunities for students to travel. Since 2014 President Guiliano
oriented, we allow faculty at different locations to add learning
has spearheaded Presidential Global Fellowships, which offers
outcomes to courses. . . that reflect the environment. . . in which
awards for NYIT students to engage in research projects, attend
graduates will be working."
global conferences and symposiums, study abroad at another univerNYIT is in the process of developing an occupational thersity, or do an internship at international nonprofit organizations.
apy program in Vancouver, British Columbia, which must be
Guiliano says the goal is to help students have "transforapproved by the Canadian National Organization of Occupational mational experiences" at least 200 miles from students' home
Therapists. Jerry Balentine, DO, vice president for medical affairs
campuses. Since the program's inception, more than 50 students
and global health, says that as a result students in the occupational have received awards.
health program in New York will be exposed to more information
Usman Aslam is a second-year medical student who received
about the Canadian healthcare system.
a Presidential Global Fellowship in 2015 to travel to Guayaquil,
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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
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 1
International Educator - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 3
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 4
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 5
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 6
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
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 13
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 14
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 15
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Lay of the Land: What Now?
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Finding Common Ground through Art Therapy
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Feature: Empowering Refugees Through Education
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Campus Profile: New York Institute of Technology
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Campus Snapshot: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 59
International Educator - March/April 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 62
International Educator - March/April 2017 - 63
International Educator - March/April 2017 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - March/April 2017 - 67
International Educator - March/April 2017 - In Focus
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