UN/NGO Pathways Program

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fairleigh Dickinson University was founded in 1942.  Shortly thereafter, the United Nations was created in 1945 and began an association with Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Nearly 70 years later, Fairleigh Dickinson University now has two campuses in the state of New Jersey (The Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ and the Florham Campus in Madison, NJ) and remains a prominent nongovernmental organization (NGO) within the UN.  In fact, in 2009 FDU became the first institution of higher learning to earn a special consultative status by the NGO Committee of the Economic and Social Council.

Students are offered multiple opportunities to interact with the UN system each and every semester at FDU.  The University’s Office of Global Learning hosts the Ambassador Forum Series on both New Jersey campuses, during which students are able to interact directly with high level diplomats.  Fairleigh Dickinson students are also able to take part in video conferences with delegates and academics debating certain issues.  These sessions are followed by an interactive question and answer session.  In addition, FDU has more than twenty Faculty serving as FDU representatives on various NGO committees including Human Rights and Peace & Disarmament.

The Office of Global Learning at Fairleigh Dickinson University often works alongside the UN and other NGOs in an effort to create service, learning, and professional opportunities for students.  These opportunities include four internships which are offered every semester as well as opportunities to volunteer through multiple UN and NGO Partners.

Any student who may interested in learning more information about this program should reach out to  Sarah Horn at shorn@fdu.edu or you can reach her at (201) 692-7362.  Any students with general questions about Fairleigh Dickinson University should reach out to the admissions via phone at 800-FDU-8803 or email admissions@fdu.edu.