Global Education Programs

As part of its commitment to educating students “of and for the world,” the university has established partnerships with other academic institutions around the globe to bring their students to FDU and simultaneously provide places for FDU students to go. In these partnerships, both parties agree to encourage activities to promote international academic co-operation:

  • Exchange of materials in education and research, e.g. publications
  • Exchange of faculty, research scholars, and students
  • Establishment of programs for each other’s students
  • Joint research and meetings for education and research

Typical programs that have been developed include many undergraduate programs in which students can spend three years at their home institution and then come to FDU for one year to complete an undergraduate degree. These “3 Plus 1” programs permit students to earn an FDU degree by earning 25% of their required credits and 50% of their major credits at FDU. At the graduate level, cooperation in MBA programs has European and Indian faculty teaching at FDU and our faculty teaching in places such as India and Monaco. Students, also, move among these sites to complete their studies.

Global Partners


Institution / UniversityCountryDualU.S.GlobalExchMoU
International University of Business, Agriculture, TechnologyBangladeshExch
Galen UniversityBelizeGlobal
Centro Universitario - UNA BrazilMoU
Universidade Federal De Luiz De ForaBrazilExch
Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de EmpresasCosta RicaMoU
University of Science and Technology, ULACITCosta RicaGlobal
University of DubrovnikCroatiaExch
University of Nicosia (UNIC)CyprusExch
University of PardubiceCzech RepublicMoU
Ross University Medical School (RUSOM)DominicaDual
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)Dominican Rep.Global
Universidad Catolica de Santiago de GuayaquilEcuadorExchMoU
IECS - Strasbourg Graduate School of ManagementFranceMoU
IESEG School of ManagementFranceMoU
Reims Management School (RMS)FranceExch
Robert Schuman UniversityFranceMoU
Caucasus UniversityGeorgiaExchMoU
Zeppelin UniversityGermanyU.S.
Central University CollegeGhanaMoU
University of PatrasGreeceExch
Central European UniversityHungaryMoU
Centre of Advanced Studies in India (CASII)IndiaMoU
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva)IsraelExch
Rothberg International School of the Hebrew UniversityIsraelExch
Tel Aviv University - The School for Overseas StudentsIsraelExch
University of BergamoItalyDualU.S.ExchMoU
University of West IndiesJamaicaExch
J. F. Oberlin UniversityJapanMoU
University College Sedaya International (UCSI)MalaysiaGlobalMoU
CETYS UniversityMexicoGlobalMoU
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, School of MedicineMexicoDual
International University of MonacoMonacoDual
Tio University of Applied Sciences for Hospitality and TourismNetherlandsDualExch
University of NigeriaNigeriaMoU
University of the EastPhilippinesMoU
Karola Marcinkowski Medical SchoolPolandMoU
Universidad Del TuraboPuerto Rico
Ross University of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM)Saint Kitts/NevisDual
Dongseo UniversitySouth KoreaMoU
Kyung Hee UniversitySouth KoreaMoU
Kyungnam University (KU)South KoreaDualExchMoU
Sangmyung UniversitySouth KoreaMoU
Sungkyungkwan University (SKKU)South KoreaMoU
Universidad Alfonso X el SabioSpainExch
University of CordobaSpainMoU
National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and TourismTaiwanMoU
Bangkok UniversityThailandMoU
American Institute of Indian StudiesUnited StatesMoU
Global Maximum Educational Opportunities Inc.United StatesMoU

Terms used in the table

  • Dual: Dual degree programs allow students to earn two degrees with a significant savings of time and tuition. Students enrolled in a dual degree program can earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a foreign partner university as well as a bachelor’s or master’s degree from FDU. Dual degree programs typically require a residency period at each university.
  • U.S.: The American Language and Culture program at FDU permits students from partner universities around the world to enjoy a short-term learning and living experience in the U.S., which includes English language instruction and visits to recognized cultural and historical sites in the New York City metro area and beyond.
  • Global: The Global Opportunities program is a unique dual degree program for students enrolled at foreign partner universities. In addition to completing a bachelor’s degree at their home institution, students participating in the Global Opportunities program complete a second bachelor’s degree and a specialization of their choice at FDU. The residency requirement for the bachelor’s degree at FDU is typically just two to three semesters at one or more FDU campuses in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Exch: Faculty and student exchange agreements permit faculty and students at foreign partner universities to exchange places with faculty and students at FDU. Faculty and student exchanges are typically for one semester and provide opportunities for teaching or study abroad, internships, cultural experiences, research, and scholarly pursuits.
  • MoU: Memorandum of Understanding represents a commitment on the part of partner universities to promote the exchange of knowledge and resources on an informal basis, including the exchange of faculty, students, library resources, and other resources that are unique to specific universities or regions of the world.

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Previous Global Education Programs 

  • Global Enterprise Network (GEN)
  • Global Young Voices (GYV)
  • American Council on Education Internationalization Cooperative Membership
  • The American Council on Education Internationalization Collaborative
  • The International Association of University Presidents
  • African Union Commission (AUC)
  • Scholar Rescue Fund
  • Global Young Voices (GYV)