Widener Partners with Study Group for International Study Center

Widener University and Study Group announced today they are partnering to establish an on-campus International Study Center (ISC), which will receive its first cohort of students for the fall 2012 semester.

Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Study Group will recruit fully academically qualified international students from around the world and provide a blended program of English language, study skills and academic instruction within the center. The aim is to ensure that students have the best possible preparation to assist their acculturation into a quite different learning and living environment.

Widener University's commitment to expanding international student enrollment, coupled with its deep interest in successful student outcomes, led to the selection of Study Group as a partner for this initiative.

The Widener ISC will host both undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking high-quality education in the United States. As a highly ranked national private university, with deep roots in the Philadelphia area, Widener will be an attractive destination for a wide range of international students, according to Widener President James T. Harris III.

“We look forward to a productive partnership with Study Group to expand the university’s international enrollment and global perspective,” Harris said. “Our goal is to graduate students with the skills and world knowledge to become effective leaders.”

Joseph W. Cece, President of Study Group - Higher Education North America, commented "We are proud to announce this new partnership with Widener University, which follows upon similar successful programs with James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C."

Study Group is a global leader in private higher education, language and career education, in the United States, Canada, the UK and Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand. Beginning in 1994 with 7,000 students per year, Study Group now provides the highest quality educational opportunities for 60,000 students from more than 130 countries in over 40 Study Centers across the globe.

Through Study Group's partnerships with top universities, it is able to provide on and off-campus preparation courses for international students that ensure academic success and entry into some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,600 students. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.

 

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