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Overview of the GLS Curriculum and Global Study preparation for GLS sophomores.

Overview of the GLS Curriculum and Global Study preparation for GLS sophomores.

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  • 1. GLOBAL LIBERAL STUDIES: Mapping the Next Three Years
  • 2. Making Sense of the GLS ExperienceThe Four-Year Journey
    Take two lefts, three rights, another left , four rights, two lefts, three rights, and you can’t miss it.
  • 3.
  • 4. How We Feel When We Realize It’s a Bit More Complicated
  • 5. Orientating Yourself
  • 6. Looking Back: The Freshman Year
    Completed Coursework
    SF I-III; CF I-III; W I-II; Language, Science, Global Cultures
    Completed Transition(s)
    New York as Culture Center
    Tools for transition to freshmen year; reuse…
    Mentors/Advisors
    Colleagues/Friends
  • 7. What’s Happening Now: The Sophomore Year
    Bridge Between the Foundations of Freshman Year and Independent Research
    Coursework
    CF/SF III; Sophomore Seminars; Language; remaining science
    Assessing the Ground: Subject Areas of Interest; Potential Minors
    GLS Monthly Meetings
    Co-curricular Activities
  • 8. What’s Next?
  • 9.
  • 10. Looking Ahead: The Junior Year
    Junior Year Sites
    Berlin
    Buenos Aires
    Florence
    Madrid
    Paris
    Shanghai
    Tel Aviv
    Students spend the full year at each site to immerse themselves in local language and culture.
  • 11. PREPARING FOR YOUR JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD
  • 12. Tip One: Know Where You’re Going
    Familiarize Yourself with Your Destination and Junior Year Home
    Know What’s Going on Now: Read the News
    Know What’s There: Buy a Guidebook; check out online sites; get a map and post it on your wall
    Know What’s Happened there: Acquaint Yourself with the site’s history
    Look for an email with a site cheat-sheet with site-specific readings, films, and web-resources
  • 13. Tip Two: Visit the “Embassy”: Cultural Centers at NYU
    NYU has cultural centers for each of the sites:
    La MaisonFrancaise
    DeutschesHaus
    China House
    Casa Italiana
    CLACS
    King Juan Carlos of Spain (for both BA and Madrid)
    Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
    Get on their mailing list; start attending cultural events
  • 14. Tip Three: Get Acquainted with the Locals and the Language
    Speaking Freely
    City-wide language meet-ups with native speakers and committed practitioners
    Cultural Exchanges: Request to meet NYU International Students from your site for language and cultural exchange
  • 15. Pre-Departure Meetings
    October 2011: Spring Registration Advising
    November 2011: Site Rep Meetings (Week of Nov. 15)
    February 2012: Spring GLS meetings recommence
    Experiential Learning
    Culture Shock and Pre-departure
    Senior Thesis and Independent Research
    April 2012: Register for Fall 2011 Classes at Your Site
    Also, pre-departure orientations for your junior year home
  • 16. CAVE COLLEGE
  • 17. Highlights of Your Itinerary
    Senior Thesis: Independent Research
    Upper-level Language Level
    Year-long global study and cultural immersion
    Experiential Learning: an improvement on and refinement of the traditional “internship” concept
    Global Networking: Peer-to-peer with classmates, mentors, advisors
    Interdisciplinary curriculum that exposes to you a wide variety of subject areas for research, as well as academic and professional study
  • 18. Experiential Learning: Framing Your Immersion Abroad
    Language: Higher-level=more opportunity for immersion and options
    Variation among the Sites: Cross-listing, shared goals, and cohort
    List of Experiential Learning Placements: Projected for Spring Semester Meetings
  • 19. Questions?gls.abroad@nyu.edu