Partnering with ISP Eduworld (an Australian education services company), Arden University is launching the first Global Freshman programme, the Global Freshman Certificate (GFC) – a 9-18 month online course that is equivalent to freshman/ first year undergraduate level.
Allowing students the opportunity to begin their studies in their home countries, the GFC qualification then offers students the chance to continue studying face-to-face at a number of universities in destination cities around the world.
Vitaly Klopot, Chief Innovation and Commercial Officer at Arden University, said: “A flexible approach to education is at the heart of Arden’s ethos, so we’re very pleased to launch the Global Freshman Certificate which will give our students the opportunity to develop the confidence, skills and experience they require to successfully relocate for their studies.
“We’re confident the programme will give these students the best start possible to a university-level education, enabling them to maximise their time studying and ensure they get secure the outcomes required to pursue their chosen career upon graduation.”
Jon Driver, Director of the Centre for Academic Partnerships at Arden University, said: “I’m delighted that we’re launching the Global Freshman Certificate programme. It’s the result of a huge team effort on the part of so many people throughout Arden and at our partner, ISP, working together to create a unique academic experience which provides opportunities to people across the globe that otherwise would not be available to them!
“Allowing students to study the programme online from anywhere in the world, before joining universities in countries including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Fiji and Singapore, is perfect for those school-leavers who know they want to go overseas to study, but aren’t yet sure exactly which programme or where in the world they want to go.”
Jason McLennan, Founder and CEO of ISP, said: "Our vision is to place student needs at the centre of the provision of a globally recognised academic credential. In a complex and often daunting international education landscape which is regularly impacted by geopolitical and economic factors, the Global Freshman Certificate is set to smooth the way for many students to realise their dreams of overseas study by transferring into second year for face to face studies at our Member Universities."
Additionally students missing out on the entry requirements for the Global Freshman Certificate can also complete the Developing Academic and Numeracy Skills for University (DANSUS) module, a 3-month special study program that directly sets participants up for the GFC.
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