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GLS Soph Presentation

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Powerpoint presentation from the GLS Sophomore meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

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GLS Soph Presentation

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

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