The University of Dayton is partnering with a Boston-based company to enhance and fast-track educational preparation for international students interested in studying at the school.
Shorelight Education will work with UD to create the “International Accelerator Program,” which will combine intensive English language instruction courses, programs and support to help international students adjust academically and socially at UD, according to the school.
The program will be geared toward both undergraduates and graduate students and will aim to expand UD’s efforts to educate students from across the globe.
“At the University of Dayton, we have a strong commitment to research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Introducing diverse ideas and perspectives from top international students is critical to that work,” UD president Eric Spina said in a prepared statement today.
The new program will be a campus-wide initiative, kicking off in the next few weeks and involving staff, faculty and administrators from all parts of campus, according to UD. The first students in the program will enroll in fall 2018.
Shorelight also has partnerships with Adelphi University, American University, Auburn University, Florida International University, Louisiana State University, University of Central Florida, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Kansas, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of the Pacific, University of South Carolina, and University of Utah, according to UD.
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