19/01/2017 - 14:24

Navitas partners with Idaho university

19/01/2017 - 14:24

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Education services provider Navitas has secured its eighth partner in North America following today’s announcement that it has signed an agreement with the University of Idaho.

Navitas partners with Idaho university
Rod Jones says Navitas plans to enhance the University of Idaho's brand as an international study destination. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Education services provider Navitas has secured its eighth partner in North America following today’s announcement that it has signed an agreement with the University of Idaho.

Its other university agreements in the region include Simon Fraser University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and University of New Hampshire.  

Navitas will work with the University of Idaho to establish a pathway program for international students, which is scheduled to commence in September this year.

The program contains academic course content, study skills development, and high levels of academic and social support – designed to support the transition of international students to a US university environment.

Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to continue undergraduate or graduate degrees studies at the university.

In addition to recruiting students to attend the pathway program, Navitas will recruit international students for direct entry into the university, utilising its royalty model for an initial five-year term, with two potential five-year extensions.

Navitas group chief executive Rod Jones said the services provider looked forward to working with the University of Idaho to create more opportunities for international students and the wider university community.

“The University of Idaho is an outstanding university,” Mr Jones said.

“We look forward to enhancing the University of Idaho’s brand as an international study destination and supporting their goals by growing and diversifying the university’s international student population.”

University of Idaho president Chuck Staben said addressing enrolment and diversity goals was a main priority for the university, and the partnership provided another opportunity to approach these areas.

“Expanding and enriching our international student population brings our world-class education to the world, and brings unique experiences and deeper cultural understanding to our university,” he said.

“We are excited to partner with Navitas to introduce international students from all points on the globe to the University of Idaho.”

Founded in Perth in 1994, Navitas offers a range of educational services worldwide in over 120 institutions, with services including university programs, professional education and English language training and settlement services.

Navitas shares were up 0.2 per cent at $4.88 each at the close of trading. 

 

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