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Global Education Collaborations

Global learning is by its nature a collaborative endeavor. The synergy of individuals and groups within our institution working together toward making global learning real is vital. Similarly, the synergy of our institution working together with other institutions and associations nationally and internationally enhances our ability to offer a meaningful global education to our students. Below are links to some of our most active partners in the global education process:

The American Council on Education Internationalization Collaborative

The American Council on Education Internationalization Collaborative

– FDU is a member, along with approximately 50 other higher education institutions nationally, who are each committed to comprehensive internationalization.
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The Ambassador's Club at the United Nations

The Ambassador's Club at the United Nations

– FDU has established a close working relationship with The Ambassador's Club, a group of current and former United Nations ambassadors who provide educational programming to selected colleges and universities.
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The International Association of University Presidents

The International Association of University Presidents

– Fairleigh Dickinson has historic ties to the IAUP, and these have been reaffirmed recently when FDU was named as the archives site for the association records.
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The Department of Public Information at the United Nations

The Department of Public Information at the United Nations

– The DPI accredits many groups as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), recognizing a confluence of the mission and interests of the UN and those of the NGOs, as well as the commitment to disseminate the work of the UN. In 2002 FDU became the third university in the nation to be recognized as an NGO at the United Nations.
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Chaine des Rotisseurs

Chaine des Rotisseurs

– The U.S. National Office of the Chaine des Rotisseurs [pronounced "shen day row tea sir"] moved on November 1, 2003, to its newly constructed headquarters on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Founded in Paris in 1248, Chaine des Rotisseurs is the world's oldest international gastronomic society. It is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts.
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UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

– ECOSOC was established under the United Nations Charter as the principal organ to coordinate economic, social, and related work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions. In 2009, Fairleigh Dickinson University became the first entire institution of higher education in the world to be granted special consultative status by ECOSOC.
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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

– Launched in 2005 as a result of co-sponsorship by Spain and Turkey, UNAOC aims to engage international, intercultural, inter-religious dialogue and cooperation as means to defuse tensions between the Western and Islamic worlds and to remove threats to world peace and security. Global cooperation on cross-cultural issues, dialogue and bridge-building among diverse societies are seen as powerful opportunities for change in an environment where intolerance for diversity of culture and religion persist. UNAOC also recognizes the powerful role of youth as change agents in this global process.
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The Conference on Non Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO)

The Conference on Non Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO)

– CoNGO is an independent, international, non-profit membership association of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decision-making. FDU faculty members belong to twelve substantive committees organized by CoNGO on issues such as Human Rights, Disarmament, Sustainable Development, Youth, Ageing, Family, HIV/AIDS, Crime Prevention, Mental Health, the Status of Women, Indigenous Peoples, and Financing for Development. Through these committees, FDU faculty bring their expertise to the UN and identify learning, internship and volunteer opportunities for FDU students.
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Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF)

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF)

– The Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is one of the world's leading cultural exchange organizations. Each year, FAF also organizes the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which brings together student leaders from around the world for substantive discussions of issues on the global agenda. FDU works with FAF to organize Pre- and Post-Youth Assembly Leadership seminars for YA participants.
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African Union Commission (AUC)

African Union Commission (AUC)

– The AUC serves as the administrative secretariat for the African Union. In 2009, FDU became the first American university to complete a memorandum of understanding with the AUC, pledging the University's assistance in developing a Pan-African University to help provide higher education opportunities for citizens of Africa's less developed countries.
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English Language Centers (ELS)

English Language Centers (ELS)

– FDU is proud to host an ESL English Language Center on our Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck New Jersey.  International students conditionally admitted to FDU can brush up on their English there before beginning their course of study.
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Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)

– The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education.  AIEA gives members opportunities to join forces, exchange ideas, share institutional strategies, and provide an effective voice on matters of public policy.  FDU is proud to participate in AIEA activities.
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Scholar Rescue Fund

Scholar Rescue Fund

– Since its founding in 1911, the Institute for International Education (IIE) has helped scholars and scientists across the globe escape political persecution. FDU serves as a partner host institution for scholars seeking refuge through the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund program.
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Global Academic Partners

FDU's partners are located in more than two dozen countries across the globe. These strategic partnerships include student exchanges, faculty collaborations, and joint and double degree programs. learn more...

FDU Global Partnerships

  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • St. Kitts And Nevis
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay