Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) is partnering with Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) to deliver a truly unique global learning experience as part of the Decade of Youth Action (DYA) initiative.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Global Issues (UNIV 2002) equips students to investigate, analyze, and address some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st Century. Students develop essential aspects of critical thinking and apply those skills in evaluating perplexing sustainability issues in the context of complex international systems. Not only does this course demonstrate the global dimensions of crucial contemporary issues, it also develops the relational thinking that students should be prepared to exercise in other academic contexts and throughout the rest of their personal and professional lives.

“I’m very excited about this partnership. Education is one of the three pillars within our Theory of Change, and we are very fortunate to be able to provide this outstanding learning opportunity to our FA Community from such a highly regarded institution as FDU,” says Dr. Andrew Macdonald, Executive Director at Friendship Ambassadors.

“The competencies emphasized by FDU’s Global Issues course have never been more important for responsible membership in global society and sustainable success in the global marketplace. FDU looks forward to welcoming FAF Scholars to our academic community.” adds Dr. Jason Scorza, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Suitable for both advanced high school learners and university students, this highly interactive online course will be delivered using an asynchronous (any time, any place) learning management system supplemented with live meetings between students, instructors, and special guest speakers.

Participants will register for Global Issues (UNIV 2002) as part-time visiting students at FDU and, upon successful completion of the course, will earn three academic credits, which can be applied toward a degree program at FDU or transferred to most universities in the U.S.A. and many others around the world.