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Physical Therapy Partners with China Medical University in Taiwan

Physical TherapyDean Dominic Brewer and Associate Dean Erich Dietrich signed an agreement with Dean Wu-Chung Shen of China Medical University (CMU) in Taiwan that will allow graduates from CMU’s physical therapy professional education program to enroll in NYU Steinhardt’s Master of Arts (MA) Program in Pathokinesiology and the Doctor of Physical Therapy for Practicing Physical Therapists Program. The partnership was initiated by Wen Ling, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, who has collaborated with physical therapy educators in Taiwan since the 1980s.

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NGOs in Hong Kong Put Students' Environmental Plans to Use

Hong Kong

Students participating in the Urban Ecosystems study abroad course in Hong Kong last January completed group projects at field sites under the leadership of Dr. Raul Lejano, Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. A diverse group of graduate students from multiple disciplines including Environmental Conservation, Food Studies, and International Education, designed environmental education plans and sustainability assessments in collaboration with local community members. The students generated exceptional work that was used to inform curriculum, land use in city parks, and the development of sustainable tourism in Hong Kong.

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Global Affairs Team Welcomes New Staff


Vivienne Felix, Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Reginald “Reggie” Spence, Program Manager have joined NYU Steinhardt’s Office of Global Affairs and Experiential Learning this semester.  

Vivienne will support the academic departments in their fieldwork and internship programs by providing cross-program analytics and program development assistance. She will also help us develop and maintain community-engaged programs both in New York and elsewhere, domestically and internationally. She comes to the school after working for the City University of New York (CUNY) Early College Initiative as an Employer Partnerships Developer.

SpenceReggie will manage a portfolio of graduate, faculty-led study abroad programs and other international initiatives. Before joining NYU, he worked at Pace University as an Education Abroad Adviser preparing students for successful participation in study abroad. He participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program as an English Teacher in rural Tome, Miyagi Prefecture where he taught English at several schools and promoted intercultural activities with locals. 

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Prof. Teboho Moja Expands Study Abroad Opportunities in South Africa


Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education, lead the sixteenth iteration of the Education and Social Reform study abroad program in South Africa this past summer. Twenty students from multiple disciplines joined the course, and half of these participants opted to participate in short-term internships as part of their study abroad experience. Moja is originally from South Africa and was highly instrumental in creating a framework for higher education reform following Apartheid. In this course Moja, leverages her invaluable local knowledge and connections to create rich opportunities for student learning and research.

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Doctoral Research Spotlight: Christopher Van Booven Examines Variation in Language Learning Contexts in the Dominican Republic

Van Booven

Christopher D. Van Booven is a PhD candidate in the Bilingual Education program at NYU Steinhardt.  His dissertation research applies a comparative conversation analytic approach in an attempt to better specify how two language learning contexts—the study abroad homestay and the language classroom—uniquely contribute to the development of the ability to interact competently in a second language.

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NYU London Hosts MCC Media Activism Course

United Kingdom

Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communications will offer a new graduate-level study abroad course in London this January. The Media Activism course will explore the use of visual activism in difficult times. Participants from multiple disciplines will stay at the NYU London residence hall and use the city as a classroom by engaging with local activists and artists. In addition to his position at NYU Steinhardt, Mirzoeff is a Visiting Professor of Visual Culture at Middlesex University in London. Mirzoeff plans to use this affiliation to organize collaborative learning opportunities with student from both institutions.

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Other News

NYU celebrates International Education Week with a variety of events and programming

Summer study abroad application is now open

Conversations of Color on November 17: "Is International Multicultural? Views of America" 

Astor Fellows program travels to London in summer 2017 to explore theme, "The Hyper-Diverse Classroom"

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