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Ramapo College’s Ben Levy Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 8, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. — Ben Levy, Director of International Education at Ramapo College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to Japan for International Education Administrators during June 2015, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship board announced.

Mr. Levy will learn about the Japanese Higher Education System, society and culture, as well as establish networks for Ramapo College and Japanese colleagues. He is one of 10 in this specific program grant and one of the approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2014-15.

Mr. Levy has served as the Director of International Education/Senior International Officer at Ramapo College since 2010. His role at the College is comprehensive and inclusive of all international programs and initiatives, including institutional strategic planning, program development and international risk management. He has worked in the field of international education for more than 14 years, both in the U.S. and abroad. He is an active presenter at domestic and international conferences and offers training on a variety of subjects, including risk management, strategic planning, advocacy and re-entry, among others. Currently, he serves as co-chair for the Academic Working Group of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, the U.S. Department of State. In addition, he provides expertise and guidance to a number of organizational boards.

Mr. Levy, of North Plainfield, N.J., received a B.A. in environmental studies in 2001 from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and holds an M.A. in Sustainable Development in 2006 from the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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