NYIT Magazine Fall 2015

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Growing the Global Citizen Photo courtesy of Megan Flynn

Develop a global perspective. Experience cultures outside of your own. Find ways to connect across language barriers and time zones.

Children wait with their parents for eye exams in the clinic in Trujillo, Peru, where Megan Flynn (above left) volunteered as part of her fellowship.

WHAT WAS ONCE an optional part of a college experience is now de rigueur for anyone wishing to succeed in today’s marketplace. NYIT has always emphasized the importance of being a global citizen. Now, with the launch of the Presidential Global Fellowships, more NYIT students have the opportunity to travel to unfamiliar places to broaden

their perspectives and test their academic mettle. When NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., established the fellowship program this past winter, he did so with a purpose. “In order for our NYIT students to graduate with wide cultural competency,” he says, “they need to explore the world in creative ways. I



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