Passport to a Global Future<br />GLS, the GNU, and Your Life <br />as a Student of the World<br />
The Global Core: Heart and Foundation<br />Great Works Curriculum<br />Study in and of the city/world: Use of Local and gl...
There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.Charles Dudley Warner<br />
Cosmopolitanism<br />“The question was put to him what country he was from, and he replied, “I am a citizen of the world’....
Definition: Cosmopolitanism, the Antonym of…<br />
GLS, the GNU, and Glocalism<br />Global and Local<br />In and of the city, in and of the world<br />Creating a community o...
Looking Ahead: The Junior Year<br /><ul><li>Paris
Shanghai
Tel Aviv
Berlin
Buenos Aires
Florence
Madrid</li></ul>Students spend the full year at each site to most deeply immerse themselves in local language and culture,...
Plotting Your Route: Junior Year Site Selection<br /><ul><li>Academic/Subject Area
Individual Subject Areas of Interest
Site Areas of Expertise/Specialization
Local Academic and Cultural Resources (Museums, Libraries Performance spaces)
Language/Culture
Area of Regional Specialization/Inquiry
Interest in cultural influence of one region on another (diasporas) either historically or now
Professional Goals
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Overview and framework of the GLS freshmen presentation from 9/21/2010; includes discussion of cosmopolitanism; overview of the sites; and a key issues in determining which site to select.

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GLS Freshmen Presentation: Passport to a Global Future

  1. 1. Passport to a Global Future<br />GLS, the GNU, and Your Life <br />as a Student of the World<br />
  2. 2. The Global Core: Heart and Foundation<br />Great Works Curriculum<br />Study in and of the city/world: Use of Local and global resources<br />Foundation for future work<br />"What Descartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, and especially in taking the colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.“<br /> --Isaac Newton, in a letter to his rival Robert Hooke in 1676<br />
  3. 3. There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.Charles Dudley Warner<br />
  4. 4. Cosmopolitanism<br />“The question was put to him what country he was from, and he replied, “I am a citizen of the world’.”<br />Diogenes (404-423 BC) as reported in Diogenes Laertius The Lives and Opinions of the Ancient Philosophers 3rd Century AD<br />Cosmopolitas: Cosmos (world) + Politas (city)<br />Twin Impulses: <br />Recognizes that we are responsible for one another<br />Recognizes that we each hold a multiplicity of cultural heritages, languages, and perspectives<br />Not cultural relativism: a shared dialogue about and responsibility for what’s right and wrong<br />
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  6. 6. Definition: Cosmopolitanism, the Antonym of…<br />
  7. 7. GLS, the GNU, and Glocalism<br />Global and Local<br />In and of the city, in and of the world<br />Creating a community of micro-communities without homogenizing<br />Find home abroad, finding abroad home<br />NYC as model: 40% born outside of the US; Global to its core<br />
  8. 8. Looking Ahead: The Junior Year<br /><ul><li>Paris
  9. 9. Shanghai
  10. 10. Tel Aviv
  11. 11. Berlin
  12. 12. Buenos Aires
  13. 13. Florence
  14. 14. Madrid</li></ul>Students spend the full year at each site to most deeply immerse themselves in local language and culture, as well as to best explore the resources in these global idea capitals for their research. <br />
  15. 15. Plotting Your Route: Junior Year Site Selection<br /><ul><li>Academic/Subject Area
  16. 16. Individual Subject Areas of Interest
  17. 17. Site Areas of Expertise/Specialization
  18. 18. Local Academic and Cultural Resources (Museums, Libraries Performance spaces)
  19. 19. Language/Culture
  20. 20. Area of Regional Specialization/Inquiry
  21. 21. Interest in cultural influence of one region on another (diasporas) either historically or now
  22. 22. Professional Goals
  23. 23. Experiential Learning: An improvement on and refinement of the Internship
  24. 24. Where you want to work when you graduate: both in what industry and in what country</li></li></ul><li>Postcards from Your Junior Year<br />One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.<br /> Henry Miller, author<br />
  25. 25. Berlin, Germany<br />Academic Focus<br /><ul><li>Sociology (Social Theorists/Social Constructs)
  26. 26. International Relations/Politics
  27. 27. Art History (One of Two Top Cities for Art History)</li></ul>Cultural Immersion/Exchange<br /><ul><li>Humbolt University Partnership
  28. 28. Peer-to-Peer Cultural Mentorship Program
  29. 29. Library
  30. 30. Dining Halls
  31. 31. Experiential Learning</li></ul>Considerations: German Language Study; Regional Influences; Historical Trends<br />
  32. 32. Buenos Aires, Argentina<br />Academic Focus<br /><ul><li>Latin American Studies: Non-European, Diaspora Studies
  33. 33. Developing Economies/NGO work/Microfinancing
  34. 34. Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Art</li></ul>Cultural Immersion/Exchange<br /><ul><li>Experiential Learning
  35. 35. Homestay Option
  36. 36. Guest Lecture Series</li></ul>Considerations: Spanish Language Study; Latin America vs. Europe; Historical and Regional Influences<br />
  37. 37. Florence, Italy<br />Academic Focus: <br /><ul><li>Most robust offerings of any site
  38. 38. Italian Language
  39. 39. Art History/History/Politics: Esp. Renaissance
  40. 40. Business, Psychology, Sociology</li></ul>Cultural Immersion/Exchange<br /><ul><li>Homestays with local families
  41. 41. Italian Immersion Residence
  42. 42. Guest Lecture Series at Villa Sassetti (recent discussants: Sandra Day O’Connor; Adam Nagourney)
  43. 43. Experiential Learning</li></ul>Considerations: Italian Language Study, Regional influences, Historical Trends<br />
  44. 44. Madrid, Spain<br />Academic Focus: <br /><ul><li>First NYU Global Site
  45. 45. Spanish Language
  46. 46. Environmental Studies/Politics
  47. 47. Art, Culture: North African Diaspora, Mediterranean</li></ul>Cultural Immersion/Exchange<br /><ul><li>Homestays with local families
  48. 48. Spring at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  49. 49. Intercambrio Program: Exchange and socializing with local Spanish students
  50. 50. Experiential Learning</li></ul>Considerations: Spanish Language Study, Europe vs. Latin America; Regional influences, Historical Trends<br />
  51. 51. Paris, France<br />Academic Focus: <br /><ul><li>Second-oldest site
  52. 52. Focus on French Language, History, Culture</li></ul>Cultural Immersion/Exchange<br /><ul><li>Homestays with local families
  53. 53. Coffee & News: Monthly Current Event Discussions with local Students
  54. 54. Affiliated Institutions: the Sorbonne (Paris I, II, VII, X); Institutd’EtudePolitiques, EcoleNormaleSuperieur, Ecole des Hautes Etude en Sciences Sociales, InstitutCatholique
  55. 55. Cultural Programming: Trips to cultural centers; film festival; speaker series
  56. 56. Experiential Learning</li></ul>Considerations: French Language Study, Regional influences, Historical Trends<br />
  57. 57. Shanghai, China<br />Academic Focus: <br /><ul><li>Extremely rich course offerings spanning multiple disciplines
  58. 58. Chinese Language/East Asian Studies
  59. 59. Business Studies: Finance, Management, Marketing
  60. 60. Media Studies
  61. 61. Urban and Environmental Studies</li></ul>Cultural Immersion/Exchange<br /><ul><li>ECNU Teaching Assistant/Tutor Program
  62. 62. Weekend homestays with Chinese families
  63. 63. English Corner: Language exchange on the ECNU campus
  64. 64. Organized activities with Chinese Students
  65. 65. Experiential Learning</li></ul>Considerations: Chinese Language Study, Regional influences, Historical Trends<br />
  66. 66. Tel Aviv, Israel<br />Academic Focus: <br /><ul><li>Extremely rich course offerings spanning multiple disciplines
  67. 67. Opportunity to study both Arabic and Hebrew *Must be at Intermediate in one of these prior to arrival
  68. 68. Politics of the Middle East
  69. 69. Reporting/Journalism</li></ul>Cultural Immersion/Exchange<br /><ul><li>Stay in central Tel Aviv near its version of Central Park
  70. 70. Planned trips to the Knesset, Golan Heights, Old City of Jerusalem
  71. 71. Organized activities with Israeli Students
  72. 72. Experiential Learning</li></ul>Considerations: Language Study, Regional influences, Historical Trends<br />
  73. 73. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”<br />Helen Keller<br />
  74. 74. Highlights of Your GLS Itinerary: Stamps for Your Professional Passport<br /><ul><li>Senior Thesis: Independent Research
  75. 75. Upper-level Language Skills
  76. 76. Year-long global study and cultural immersion
  77. 77. Experiential Learning: an improvement on and refinement of the traditional “internship” concept. Note: It is not an internship.
  78. 78. Global Networking: Peer-to-peer with classmates, mentors, advisors</li></li></ul><li>Mapping Out the Future: Next Steps on Your Journey<br /><ul><li>Academic Exploration
  79. 79. Coursework: Know SF, CF, Writing, GC, Science, Econ
  80. 80. Subject Areas Handout: Cross-school minor sheets
  81. 81. Co-curricular/Extracurricular clubs/events
  82. 82. Additional Global, Cultural, and Language Study
  83. 83. Summer Study Abroad
  84. 84. Alternative Spring Breaks
  85. 85. Speaking Freely
  86. 86. Cultural Centers on Campus
  87. 87. Professional Exploration
  88. 88. Wasserman Center for Career Development
  89. 89. Office of Student Activities/Volunteering</li></li></ul><li>What’s Next: Freshman Year Check-Points<br /><ul><li>Deadlines
  90. 90. Jr Year Site Selection: Due February 15, 2012
  91. 91. Spring Registration: Week of November 14, 2011 (for Spring 2012)
  92. 92. Meetings each Month
  93. 93. Fall Semester: Advising, Site Selection
  94. 94. Spring Semester: Advising, Site Preparation
  95. 95. Resources</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />
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