Patrizia McBride, professor and chair in the Department of German Studies, is featured in this Global Cornell story about the Cornell in Berlin program and its close connection to Freie Universitaet (or Free University).
“The Freie is a model of higher education that emphasizes the importance of international relations,” McBride says in the story.
During the 2015–2016 academic year McBride had the opportunity to serve as academic director for the program, a position that rotates among professors from each of the schools in the consortium. She describes her role as one of providing “incredible attention to the profile, interests, and agenda of each student.”
“I witnessed among the students an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment for completing a rigorous and challenging, yet completely fulfilling program,” she says.