INTO announces 5th USA partner university

05 March, 2014

George Mason University (GMU) has become the fifth institution in the USA to partner with global pathway provider INTO University Partnerships, following an agreement to build international student programmes and increase student recruitment.

The George Mason statue at GMU. Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University

Existing pathway programmes at GMU will be expanded under the INTO Mason partnership to offer more than 40 options at undergraduate and graduate levels, with courses ranging from conflict analysis and resolution to engineering.

The agreement is expected to increase the current international student population at GMU of around 2,000 by 50 per cent over the next five years.

Ángel Cabrera, President of GMU, said, “The INTO Mason partnership signed today will help increase the university’s enrolment and boost global education for all of our students, both of which are strategic objectives for George Mason.” 

“INTO Mason will ensure the success of international students by delivering innovative academic preparation programmes and personalised support services that build on the university’s existing resources,” said John Sykes, Managing Director of INTO University Partnerships. “With its proximity to Washington, D.C, Mason has the unique potential to impact global education on a large scale.”

“INTO Mason will not only enrich the experience for all faculty, staff and students at the university, we anticipate that it will ultimately foster greater understanding of the United States around the world through a more connected culture of learning,” said Cabrera.

In February, more than 100 members of INTO’s global recruitment network of agents visited the campus at GMU to meet with students, faculty and staff and learn about programmes, facilities, campus life and the local community.

GMU becomes the fifth USA partner for INTO, joining Oregon State University, University of South Florida, Colorado State University and Marshall University. In total, INTO has 18 partners across the USA, UK and China.

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