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Taking Northwestern Overseas: Campus Life in Qatar

Richard Roth, senior associate dean for the journalism program, and Rodda Leage, a lecturer in the communication studies program, share their experiences and reflect on the experience of bringing the Northwestern education to the Middle East.

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February 2, 2009 | by Matt Paolelli

Northwestern students, faculty and staff have begun their second semester at the University's new overseas campus in Qatar.

Northwestern University in Qatar is located in the rapidly developing community in Doha called Education City, alongside the campuses of six other leading American universities. Northwestern's inaugural Class of 2012 in Qatar consists of students pursuing undergraduate degrees in journalism and communications.

Richard Roth, senior associate dean for the journalism program, and Rodda Leage, a lecturer in the communication studies program, share their experiences and reflect on the experience of bringing the Northwestern education to the Middle East.

The two academic programs are modeled on the curricula offered on the Evanston campus. The journalism program, overseen by the Medill School of Journalism, will prepare students for careers in print, broadcast and online news media. The School of Communication offers a major in Media Industries and Technologies, preparing students for management and creative roles in communication and media industries and for responsible civic participation in the proliferating world of global media.


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