INTO partners with Saint Louis University

02 October, 2015

INTO University Partnerships has announced an agreement with Saint Louis University (SLU) to provide pathway programmes and international student recruitment services, becoming the group’s seventh institutional partner in the USA.

The INTO University partnerships agreement with Saint Louis University

INTO Saint Louis University will provide English language and academic pathway courses, and enrolled international students will be taught by members of the university’s premier faculty, SLU said in a statement. Students will also receive support services and have access to all campus facilities, including libraries, recreation centres and the Center for Global Citizenship.

SLU said it was the first school in Missouri and the first among the nation’s 28 Jesuit institutions to enter into such a pathway agreement with a private provider.

“As a Jesuit university with more than 120,000 alumni living and working across the planet, SLU is committed to preparing students to thrive in an ever-shrinking world,” said SLU President, Fred P. Pestello. “We are, therefore, delighted to announce this partnership with INTO. It will enhance our ability to deliver a rigorous SLU education to an even larger number of international students.”

“It is a real privilege to work with a university with such an outstanding academic pedigree, but it is not just academic excellence which makes us so proud to partner with SLU,” said John Sykes, CEO of INTO University Partnerships.

“We are confident of the long-term success of INTO SLU as we know that successful partnerships are based on trust, shared values and a partner with an entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit. SLU, the first university established west of the Mississippi River, has a legacy of bringing higher education to those who have had previously limited access.”

In the next two weeks, more than 50 members of INTO’s global network of agents will visit the campus to gain a deeper understanding of the institution and the city.

SLU Provost, Nancy Brickhouse, said, “Increasing international student enrolment will enrich the educational experience of our US students, who will be exposed to an even wider range of cultural perspectives and views in our classrooms.”

Since its establishment in 2006, INTO has partnered with 21 higher education institutions spanning the UK, the USA and China.

Matthew Knott
News Editor


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