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Zack Klim

Executive Director, Global Affairs and Experiential Learning


In his current role, Zack collaborates with deans, department chairs, faculty, staff and institutional partners to conceptualize, implement and evaluate NYU Steinhardt’s international programming at home and abroad. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Global and Academic Affairs, Zack plays a leadership role in structuring the pedagogical and administrative foundations of the school’s global programs including: partnerships and affiliations, graduate and undergraduate study abroad, intern abroad initiatives, and internationalization of Washington Square. He joined NYU Steinhardt in 2008 after significant work in the field of international educational development in Bangladesh, Burma, Costa Rica, and Honduras.

Zack is also a doctoral candidate in Sociology of Education.  His dissertation examines the emergence of the field of study abroad in the U.S. to deepen our understanding of the determinants of internationalization in higher education and answer critical questions in organizational theory.  Extending existing research on study abroad, his work looks beyond the pedagogical to reveal the dynamics of structuration and isomorphism in this subfield of higher education.

Prior to his work at NYU, Zack served as a Peace Corps volunteer, taught in New York City schools, worked for USAID, and taught as affiliated faculty with SIT/World Learning. Zack holds a BA in English literature and Spanish from the University at Buffalo and an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University.