Ramapo College offers international education opportunities


Many schools are increasingly focusing on globalization in an effort to prepare students for the current workforce. In honor of worldwide learning endeavors, such as the annual International Education Week, Ramapo College of New Jersey's Roukema Center for International Education hosts numerous events. Among these activities is the viewing of a film.

One year, writer and director John Scagliotti showed his movie, which is titled Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World. After the film, students were asked to discuss changes that occur for gays, lesbians and transgender individuals who are living in the Global South.

Also, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq presented their project, which was called 30 Mosques, 30 Days. During Ramadan, the two Islamic men broke their fasts in different mosques across the country. Their trip was covered by organizations such as ABC News, CNN, Time, NPR, Fox News, Huffington Post and Al-Jazeera English.

In addition, Cultural Survival - a group that partners with indigenous groups to defend their lands, languages and cultures - hosted a bazaar at the school.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

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