New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2015
Navitas Limited and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have officially launched their partnership which will build the institution’s global profile and increase international student enrollment at the University. The partnership welcomed the arrival of its first cohort of students today.
The pathway program for international students, called Navitas at Florida Atlantic University, is located on the University’s Boca Raton campus.
Pathway programs provide international students with personalized and highly supportive learning environment in which to acclimatize to the rigors of a US university degree program and prepare for long-term academic success. They are designed and delivered to address the unique needs of international students.
The first intake exceeded expectations and resulted in students from a wide range of countries as diverse as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Russia and South Korea.
The launch, hosted by FAU Provost Gary Perry and held in the FAU Stadium was attended by commencing students and staff of Navitas as well as University leaders and numerous members of the University community.
Navitas at FAU will offer undergraduate pathway and pre masters programs across a range of disciplines including accounting, arts and humanities, engineering, sciences, marketing and international business and trade. Students who successfully complete the pathway programs will be eligible to continue their studies in undergraduate and graduate degree programs at FAU.
“Florida Atlantic University is a vibrant and dynamic institution that is committed to pursuing excellence in scholarship and teaching across its multiple sites,” said Rod Jones, Group CEO of Navitas.
“We are very pleased to welcome the first students to Navitas at Florida Atlantic University, and wish them every success in their studies.”
Provost of FAU, Dr Gary Perry explained how critical Navitas’ involvement is to increasing international student numbers at the University.
“Navitas’ experience in international education will form a key part of our goal of growing out international student numbers to 10 per cent of the student population,” he said.
“Inviting more international students to join the FAU community offers the rest of the student body the opportunity to learn with, and from, their global peers, giving them an advantage in a highly connected world.”
Through Navitas’ extensive global recruitment network, the partnership will enhance the University’s ability to attract, prepare and inspire undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. FAU has a strong reputation as a teaching university and growing strengths in science related research fields, especially biomedicine, biotechnology, ocean engineering and coastline security. The university currently has approximately 600 international students.
Navitas at Florida Atlantic University is Navitas’ sixth university partnership in the US, joining the University of Massachusetts – Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell; the University of New Hampshire; and Western Kentucky University.
About Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $ 6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit Fau.edu.
About Navitas Limited University Programs
Universities partner with Navitas to advance their ambitious internationalization goals and objectives. Partnerships with Navitas create globally diverse campuses, improve international students academic performance and increase international students access to higher education. Since 1994, Navitas has established partnerships with 32 universities in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand and Singapore. There are approximately 80,000 Navitas students currently studying at partner institutions globally preparing for their academic success.
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Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major Divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services. Navitas is a S&P/ASX100 company. Further details about Navitas are available at Navitas.com