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Hofstra University is INTO’s 12th US partner

Over the past several months, INTO University Partnerships and Hofstra University employees have been working closely and tirelessly together to develop Pathway programs that will support international students’ academic, cultural and English language development.

Over the past several months, INTO University Partnerships and Hofstra University employees have been working closely and tirelessly together to develop Pathway programs that will support international students’ academic, cultural and English language development. All in preparation for the announcement today (7th January 2019) of INTO Hofstra University - a new, long-term partnership that will help international students to study and succeed at a leading US institution and enable them to reap the career benefits of its 40km proximity to New York City. On announcing INTO Hofstra University, INTO Chief Executive Officer John Latham said: “We are delighted to partner with Hofstra, a university which blends rigor, prestige and location to offer students an u… Read the full article
Over the past several months, INTO University Partnerships and Hofstra University employees have been working closely and tirelessly together to develop Pathway programs that will support international students’ academic, cultural and English language development.

All in preparation for the announcement today (7th January 2019) of INTO Hofstra University - a new, long-term partnership that will help international students to study and succeed at a leading US institution and enable them to reap the career benefits of its 40km proximity to New York City.

On announcing INTO Hofstra University, INTO Chief Executive Officer John Latham said: “We are delighted to partner with Hofstra, a university which blends rigor, prestige and location to offer students an unparalleled higher education experience with exceptional student outcomes. I would like to thank everyone – both INTO and University employees –who was involved in setting up the new partnership, for their hard work and dedication.”

The Academic English, International Year One and Graduate Pathway programs that will be available to the first INTO Hofstra intake from Fall 2019 will be delivered by University faculty, and all admissions decisions will be determined by the University.

“Hofstra and INTO have a shared commitment to providing quality education to students in an environment that encourages, nurtures and supports learning,” said John Sykes, INTO’s Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for North America.

“Hofstra’s international reputation for academic excellence, paired with their focus on providing real opportunities for students to put their learning into real-world practice offers ambitious students around the world an ideal springboard from which to launch their own careers,” he added.

“Our partnership with INTO, and their depth of experience in the international market, allows us to create a truly global campus that benefits all of our students and creates an environment in which students are prepared for a global economy,” said Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz.

“Over the years, Hofstra’s reputation has grown as an international destination, for our academic programs, our faculty and our location near New York City, which allows us to provide unparalleled career and cultural experiences to our students,” he said.

Hofstra’s career-focused approach has immense benefits for students. According to the University’s Cap & Gown Survey, 99 per cent of undergraduate degree recipients from the 2016-2017 class are either employed, attending or planning to attend graduate school. In addition, Hofstra undergraduate alumni were ranked in the top six per cent nationwide for mid-career salary in the PayScale College Salary Report 2018-19.

Hofstra’s industry-led programs and faculty connections help prepare students to join today’s workforce. For example, Engineering and MBA students can join a co-op program under which they work full-time for one of more than 150 industry partners, IBM, UPS and the CIA among them.  

Students from the Herbert School of Communication, meanwhile, gain experience through internships at world-leading media companies in New York City and, through the Center for Entrepreneurship, all students can compete for start-up funds for new business ideas.

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INTO learning platform honoured at 2018 HEA Awards

MyINTO, INTO University Partnerships’ online learning platform recently won runner-up in the hotly-contested Technology for Learning category of the Independent Higher Education Awards 2018. The IHE Awards celebrate innovation and best practice across the independent sector, and the judges for the Technology for Learning category were looking for providers who not only lead with innovative digital learning methods but can use data and learner analytics to meet the changing needs of students. Speaking after the 26th November awards ceremony at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel in London, INTO’s Director of Learning Solutions David Rowson, said: “I am extremely pleased that MyINTO has been p… Read the full article
MyINTO, INTO University Partnerships’ online learning platform recently won runner-up in the hotly-contested Technology for Learning category of the Independent Higher Education Awards 2018.

The IHE Awards celebrate innovation and best practice across the independent sector, and the judges for the Technology for Learning category were looking for providers who not only lead with innovative digital learning methods but can use data and learner analytics to meet the changing needs of students.

Speaking after the 26th November awards ceremony at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel in London, INTO’s Director of Learning Solutions David Rowson, said: “I am extremely pleased that MyINTO has been placed as runner-up in these prestigious awards and would like to thank the Learning Solutions and Digital Systems teams for their hard work and congratulate them on this major achievement.

“MyINTO delivers a contemporary, simple and intuitive online experience. In response to user feedback, we have adapted existing technology to offer a far smoother navigation process,” said Senior Product Manager, Learning Solutions Gráinne O’Neil.

“We have developed a mobile first user dashboard offering at-a-glance information on individual users’ weekly task management, grades, progress, feedback, social media, INTO events and much more.”

Central to INTO’s submission was a section about training and supporting people on the new technology. Gráinne devised a ‘cascade’ training strategy that was designed to bring employees at INTO’s 10 UK university centres up to speed on the platform and its courseware.

“As well as delivering hands-on training in-centre, we appointed an e-champion within each teaching centre to cascade just-in-time training on the platform and content to both students and employees locally. In short, the MyINTO project is an example of best practice and innovation working together, which is what the IHE awards are all about,” added Gráinne.

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INTO partner SLU shows agents its Spanish advantage

Fifteen educational agents and INTO employees from Latin America, Europe and Central Asia recently visited SLU-Madrid to explore INTO partner Saint Louis University’s European campus and learn more about the study options available, and what makes Madrid an excellent study destination. During a two-day familiarization trip, attendees toured SLU-Madrid’s campus in the heart of the vibrant and historic Spanish capital city. SLU-Madrid is the first US university to have set up a campus in Europe and, during their stay, the visitors learned about the academic offerings, all of which are taught in English, including the 12 undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees that can be completed entirely in Madrid. In addition, they found out how undergraduate students have the option o… Read the full article
Fifteen educational agents and INTO employees from Latin America, Europe and Central Asia recently visited SLU-Madrid to explore INTO partner Saint Louis University’s European campus and learn more about the study options available, and what makes Madrid an excellent study destination.

During a two-day familiarization trip, attendees toured SLU-Madrid’s campus in the heart of the vibrant and historic Spanish capital city. SLU-Madrid is the first US university to have set up a campus in Europe and, during their stay, the visitors learned about the academic offerings, all of which are taught in English, including the 12 undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees that can be completed entirely in Madrid. In addition, they found out how undergraduate students have the option of starting their studies in Madrid and finishing them at the SLU campus in the US.

As part of their full university experience, the participants found out about every facet of SLU-Madrid – students spoke about their living and learning experiences; academic aspects were highlighted through presentations from the Science & Engineering, Business, Arts & Sciences departments; and career services and internship opportunities were also covered.

Ana Cecilia García Ramentol, Educational Consultant from GR Academic in Venezuela, was impressed by what she saw during the FAM trip: “At SLU Madrid students enjoy the amazing experience of earning an American degree at an International environment in a small community while enriching from the culture that Madrid has to offer. This will open a world of opportunities to the International students,” she said.

“We were thrilled to have the group of education professionals visit our campus. On the campus tour everyone was busy posting to Instagram, doing Facebook live videos and also recording videos for their web pages so their students could see our campus, too,” said Heidi Buffington, Director of Admissions, SLU-Madrid.

“Visiting is the best way to get the feel for the atmosphere - as you walk by groups of students speaking English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, etc. you really hear how international we are, which is a powerful learning tool. If anyone finds themselves passing through Madrid, please consider a campus visit,” added Heidi.

On the last night, SLU-Madrid’s academic excellence and deep local connections were highlighted during an evening in the company of SLU-Madrid Art History Professor, Fabiola Martinez, who led the group through a tour of the world-famous Reina Sofia Art Museum. The visit concluded with Spanish tapas and entertainment at a local restaurant. 

For more about the SLU-Madrid campus, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about INTO SLU, please click here.

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