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Brookdale Students Visit the United Nations

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Two dozens students from Brookdale’s International Students Association and the Students for Global Citizenship club travelled to New York City on Dec. 2 for a guided tour of the iconic United Nations building. The students, led by radiologic technology professor Terry Konn and chemistry professor Shahin Pirzad, were offered a guided tour of the building and attended […]

‘Live at Lunch’ Kicks Off International Education Week

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Students and employees came together for an afternoon of Latin American food, music and performance art on Nov. 15 during a special Live at Lunch engagement hosted in the Student Life Center. The program, hosted by the International Education Center (IEC) and the Office of Student Life and Activities, helped kick off 2016 International Education […]

Brookdale Launches New Global Citizenship Initiative

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Beginning this fall, Brookdale students have a new opportunity to broaden their horizons and strengthen their college transcript by earning a Global Citizenship Distinction upon graduation. The initiative, sponsored by professor Terry Konn, the International Education Center and members of Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP), allows students to accrue “points” throughout the school year by engaging in […]

International Students Join Brookdale Community

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More than 30 students from across the globe were welcomed to the Lincroft campus on Aug. 29 during a pre-semester orientation program offered by Brookdale’s International Education Center (IEC). The new Brookdalians, hailing from countries including China, India, Jamaica, Italy and Pakistan, join a community of more than 150 international students currently studying at the college. Attendees […]

Brookdale Alum Puts Skills to Work in Panama

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It was the summer of 2013, and Ocean Township resident Hunter Koperweis was looking for an opportunity to travel before officially enrolling at Brookdale the following fall. He had heard of a ten-day study abroad program in Brazil, led by Brookdale faculty and the college’s International Education Center, and decided to give it a shot. […]

Students Return From Historic Trip to Cuba

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Twenty-five Brookdale students, community members and faculty leaders returned this month from a week-long study abroad program in Cuba, the first ever offered by Brookdale since the college’s founding in 1967. The historic trip, offered as part of five Summer I courses in art, architecture and history, was made possible by a newly enacted “normalizing […]

Brookdale Professor Earns Second Fulbright Scholarship

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For Brookdale professor Terry Konn, learning does not begin and end inside the classroom. Since joining the college to establish a radiologic technology program back in 1997, Konn has been determined to broaden the horizons of both her students and her colleagues, sometimes quite literally. She was a pioneering member of Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project, […]

Dozens Receive 2016 Global Citizenship Awards

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When a small group of faculty and administrators started Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP) in 2010, they imagined creating a culture of applied learning, social activism and “big picture” thinking among the college’s student body. In the years since, that mission has evolved into a college-wide phenomenon, sparking new student clubs, service learning initiatives and […]

Students Celebrate 2015 International Education Week

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Brookdale students, faculty and staff joined colleagues from around the world from Nov. 16-19 in celebrating the global exchange of ideas, values and culture during 2015 International Education Week. The initiative, spearheaded by the U.S. State Department and Department of Education, kicked off at Brookdale with an international education information session at the Freehold campus […]

Rwandan Debaters Bring Global Perspective to Brookdale

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A team of top debaters from Rwanda visited the Brookdale campus for two days this week as part of a U.S. tour designed to foster new partnerships and promote a greater understanding of the East African nation. The iDebate Team, a non-governmental youth organization that uses academic debate to catalyze important discussions among Rwandan students, […]

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