EC to open first on-campus school at SUNY Fredonia

20 June, 2014


Global provider EC English Language Centres has announced its first on-campus school, based at the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia and set to open its doors in August to coincide with the autumn semester.



Students at the new EC school will be able to study General English, Intensive English or the new English for Academic Purposes course, which prepares students for higher education in the USA. There is also the opportunity for concurrent enrolment, with qualifying students able to take credit-bearing courses at SUNY Fredonia alongside English programmes.

EC students will benefit from conditional admission to the university, and university credits earned at SUNY Fredonia are fully transferrable to all SUNY universities and many other institutions across the USA.

Based at the heart of the SUNY Fredonia campus, the school will include state-of-the-art classrooms, a student lounge and an auditorium for lectures. EC students will have complete access to university facilities, including free community services, career development counselling, concerts, sporting events and on-campus medical care.

Students will be located at the university halls of residence, Hemingway Hall, in a modern block accommodating both SUNY and EC students.

Fredonia is a 2.5-hour drive from Toronto and 60 minutes from Buffalo International Airport. “This student-focused town offers an abundance of outdoor pursuits, sporting activities and entertainment opportunities,” said EC in a company statement. “EC students will be fully immersed, both academically and socially, in an all-American university campus lifestyle.”

 “EC’s 19th centre worldwide shows a departure from our traditional city centre focus,” said EC Executive Chairman, Andrew Mangion. “Through listening to the needs and demands of our students and partners, and several years of research into the US higher education market, we are happy to have secured our first host institution agreement with such a well-recognised university.”

He added, “We are looking forward to expanding our offering of on-campus programmes alongside our growing selection of city centre schools and innovative ESL courses.”

Founded in 1991, EC runs 19 centres worldwide, including seven in the USA. SUNY Fredonia was established in 1826 and is the second-oldest university in the SUNY network. It currently has a student population of 5,100 students, with around 200 international studen

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