Hofstra University is INTO’s 12th US partner

Hofstra University is INTO’s 12th US partner

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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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