Students Study in China

Seven Fairleigh Dickinson University students - five from the Metropolitan Campus and two from the College at Florham - are the first FDU students studying at the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad, a collaboration between Global Maximum Educational Opportunities Inc. and its principal partners FDU, Concordia University in Chicago, Illinois; Merrimack College in North Andover, Massassachusets; and Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

In front of the Chengdu Center building at Sichuan University are, from left, students Opemipo Sokan, Shaka Lemoniaus, Norbertha Jimenez, Ruben Carrasco, Alexis Acevedo, James Louderback and Chante Thompson, and Anne Miksza, program specialist, global learning.

The U.S.-style learning environment offers classes in business, communication, science, humanities, social science, criminal justice and Chinese language and culture. All courses are taught in English. “As the two dominant world economic and military powers, the destinies of China and the U.S.A. are inextricably linked. FDU students will be exposed to Chinese history, politics, economics, culture and language,” says Jason Scorza, vice provost for international education. “We hope that they will become comfortable working and living in China and that their experiences there will help them on the road to personal success in the global economy and responsible membership in the global community.”