New International Partnerships
Fairleigh Dickinson University has entered into new international
partnerships with universities in Turkey and the Democratic Republic of
Caucasus University, a private institution with
campuses in Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia, offers numerous courses in
English in fields such as business, media studies, international affairs
and technology, as well as opportunities to study the Georgian
language, one of the most unique in the world. Georgia’s cuisine, like
its culture, is a blend of Asian and European influences, while its
cities are characterized by an eclectic mix of 18th-, 19th-, 20th- and
21st-century architectural styles. “Tbilisi [Georgia’s capital] has
become one of my favorite cities in the world,” said Jason Scorza, vice
provost for international education, who signed the
partnership agreement for FDU.
the agreement, students from FDU will be able to study abroad for one
or two semesters at Caucasus University (CU), while Georgian students
will be permitted to study at the College at Florham, the Metropolitan
Campus or FDU-Vancouver. Additionally, FDU will offer special summer
workshops for groups of CU students on topics such as doing business in
the United States and American politics and culture. Caucasus University
will offer similar workshops to FDU students. Students visiting CU will
live in private apartments or with host families identified by the
Gediz University, located on the edge of the
historic city of Izmir, on the western shores of Turkey, is a private
university. Just a few minutes from the Aegean Sea, Gediz University
offers all of its courses in English, including programs in business,
political science, international relations and architecture.
Introductory courses in the Turkish language also are available. FDU
students attending Gediz University may live in student dormitories, in
private apartments or with host families. Separate dormitories for men
and women are located several miles from campus, close to the metro
train system, and are served by a campus shuttle.
addition to a one- or two-semester study-abroad experience, FDU
students may study at Gediz University for up to two full academic years
through FDU’s Two Worlds Program. The program invites students to
reconnect with their ethnicity or discover a new culture, through an
immersive educational experience with one of the University’s
international partners. So far, FDU has established Two Worlds
partnerships with universities in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica,
Korea, Spain, Germany, Israel, Italy and Turkey.
For information about study-abroad programs, contact Brian Swanzey, director of study abroad, at email@example.com. For information about the Two Worlds program, contact Liz Nigrinis, director, Two Worlds Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.