Navitas announces partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University
21st Dec, 2017 Feature story:
Navitas has signed an agreement to partner with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to support the University’s continued commitment to internationalization, including the development of a Global Student Success Program. VCU is Navitas’ tenth North American partnership.
Established in 1838 and located in downtown Richmond, VCU is one of Virginia’s largest public universities, offering more than 128 undergraduate majors and graduate programs to over 30,000 students. VCU is one of a select number of public universities designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Tier One, ‘Highest Research Activity’ institution. The university is widely recognized as forward thinking on internationalization strategies including its VCU Globe Program (a living/learning community for internationally focused students) and its VCU Qatar campus.
The partnership will afford VCU access to Navitas’ significant global expertise and internationalization capability. This will include support in increasing the quantity and diversity of international students on campus, access to Navitas’ global teaching and learning and admissions expertise and the development of an on campus Global Student Success Program.
The Global Student Success Program is designed to support the transition of international students to a US university environment and prepare them for future academic success. Students who successfully complete the pathway program will be eligible to continue their undergraduate or graduate degree studies at VCU.
The VCU-GSSP will welcome its first cohort of students in August 2018.
“After a rigorous selection process Virginia Commonwealth University selected Navitas as an internationalization partner because of their experience in preparing international students to succeed in higher education as well as their ability to develop a solution that meets our goals,” said Gail Hackett, Provost.
In addition to recruiting international students to attend the VCU-GSSP, Navitas will recruit international students for direct entry into VCU.
Further information about this new partnership will be released in early 2018.