BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIU Global is the nation's only accredited four-year college program where students travel in more than eight countries over eight semesters. A mix of adventurous, experiential learning, and rigorous classroom instruction is the foundation for this unique program that brings students from the rainforests of Costa Rica to historic Europe, and to Australia, China, and beyond.
An LIU education provides access to international scholars who have broad experience in experiential education and a degree in Global Studies with minors in Entrepreneurship, International Relations, and World Arts and Cultures. Students are encouraged to explore their intellectual interests with more than 90 service learning and fieldwork placement opportunities and exclusive internships, including:
- Building alternative energy systems and organic farms in Australia
- Promoting human rights in Morocco
- Participating in the Model United Nations Conference in Costa Rica
- Researching the cacao industry in Costa Rica
- Volunteering at Thailand's Elephant Nature Park
"LIU Global prepares students to embark on a life of discovery, analytical thinking, and responsible citizenship," said Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of LIU. "Our students choose LIU Global wanting to change the world and together, we do."
LIU Global graduates go on to make a difference in the world. Recent graduates join a growing list of successful alumni at the most respected international organizations, including Doctors Without Borders, Goldman Sachs, Associated Press, NBC, Oxfam International, Peace Corps, IBM, Red Cross International, National Geographic, United Nations, and World Bank.
"Choosing LIU Global was one of the best decisions I have ever made," said Brittany Boroian '10. "I was able to gain unique experience and perspective that are highly desirable for a successful career in my chosen profession."
The adventures have not stopped for Boroian, who upon graduating was awarded a Kiva Fellowship in Nairobi, a two-year placement with the Peace Corps in Paraguay, and the William J. Clinton fellowship for Service in India. She is currently the head of global knowledge management and business development at Dalberg, a development consulting firm.
"Full-time immersion into foreign countries and cultures through LIU Global provide our students with the academic rigor they are seeking," said Jeffrey Belnap, dean of LIU Global.
To learn more about LIU Global, visit: liu.edu/global.
LIU is one of the nation's largest private universities. Since its founding in 1926, LIU has provided high quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. LIU offers 500 accredited programs to 18,500 students in the New York City metropolitan region. LIU has an active network of more than 180,000 alumni that includes leaders in industries across the globe. LIU is recognized for its commitment to experiential education, service learning, and entrepreneurial thinking. LIU empowers students with skills they need to excel in the classroom, in their careers, and beyond. Visit liu.edu for more information.
SOURCE Long Island University