Connie Milstein is about to embark on a new building project, the Washington, D.C. branch of the New York University study-abroad program. Ms. Milstein is directing $10 million to construct the 12-story, 75,000-square-foot center, which will join 11 other extensions of NYU which are located throughout the world.
The Washington, D.C. campus will offer a one semester study-abroad program in which students will be able to learn journalism, political science and American history just steps away from the White House, in one of the most powerful governmental cities in the world.
Groundbreaking is due to commence in September, 2010 with the first students arriving at the campus for spring semester in 2012. Students will arrive to find a building with dormitories on the upper floors, suitable for 125 students. The rest of the building will house lecture halls and seminar rooms. Located within the walls of the new building will also be the offices of Government and Community Affairs and the Brademas Center for the Study of Congress.
Connie Milstein explains her special interest in this project:
“I used to think New York was the capital of the world, but being in D.C. will give these students a totally different view of the United States and its position in the world. It’s an important place to teach students how the government works and the history of the U.S., not to mention opportunities for internships, which will allow them to understand the political system and get exposure to a much larger global network.”