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INTO and Illinois State University team up to offer a world of opportunities

INTO University Partnership’s global student recruitment expertise, its extensive network of recruitment agents, plus its proven ability to run study centers and meet the needs of international students have led to the formation of a new long-term partnership with Illinois State University.

INTO University Partnership’s global student recruitment expertise, its extensive network of recruitment agents, plus its proven ability to run study centers and meet the needs of international students have led to the formation of a new long-term partnership with Illinois State University. INTO Illinois State University (ISU), as the joint venture will be known, will start recruiting this spring, and the first intake will be welcomed on campus in fall 2018. ISU and INTO will work closely together to build academic Pathway programs to help international students improve their English language comprehension and prepare them for success on undergraduate programs at the University. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Illinois State University. As competition to attra… Read the full article
INTO University Partnership’s global student recruitment expertise, its extensive network of recruitment agents, plus its proven ability to run study centers and meet the needs of international students have led to the formation of a new long-term partnership with Illinois State University.

INTO Illinois State University (ISU), as the joint venture will be known, will start recruiting this spring, and the first intake will be welcomed on campus in fall 2018. ISU and INTO will work closely together to build academic Pathway programs to help international students improve their English language comprehension and prepare them for success on undergraduate programs at the University.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Illinois State University. As competition to attract the world’s most ambitious students intensifies, our partnership will enable Illinois State to reach, recruit and support those students in ways that would not be possible alone,” said John Latham, Chief Executive Officer of INTO.

“We look forward to supporting the University as it fulfills its global potential. Illinois State’s commitment to exceptional teaching, highly rated programs, among them one of the Nation’s most highly respected insurance degrees and excellent graduation rates resonate powerfully with students across the United States today,” added John Sykes, Co-Founder of INTO and Executive Vice President, North America.

“Paired with its location in one of the best college towns in America, these outstanding qualities will resonate just as powerfully with students from all over the world.”

“In today’s globally connected society and economy, it is more important than ever that our students benefit from a diverse education and interaction with students from different backgrounds and perspectives,” said Larry Dietz, President of Illinois State University.

“The increase in international students will not displace any Illinois students who meet our academic standards, but will instead enhance the learning environment. Through this partnership with INTO we aim to provide talented and ambitious students with even more opportunities to study alongside those from other countries. We believe Illinois State will play a full role in the creation of the next generation of global citizens and leaders.”

The Academic English, International Year One and Graduate Pathway programs developed through the partnership will be taught by ISU faculty, and admissions decisions will be determined by ISU. INTO’s role will be to run the INTO ISU center on campus, organize support activities for students, and manage international student recruitment.

ISU blends research-driven education with a strong emphasis on civic engagement. As one of only 50 US colleges to be named a Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Leadership Institution, it has become a leader in developing civically responsible individuals working to solve important social issues. Its faculty encourage students to participate in research projects early in their academic careers, with more than 2,000 undergraduate students earning credit for their research.

INTO University Partnerships specializes in building deeply embedded partnerships that enable universities to achieve their international enrollment ambitions, while supporting students as they transition into studying at university. 

 

ISU is located in the friendly town of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, which has been ranked in the Top 10 College Towns in America by the American Institute for Economic Research. The state of Illinois, meanwhile, is ranked fourth in the nation for the most Fortune 500 company headquarters, and the campus’ proximity to Chicago offers students access to many professional opportunities.

For more about the university, please visit its website.

 

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INTO Marshall student opens Women of Color celebrations

“Being in the midst of those phenomenal women who make a significant impact on our lives just by being who they are was just awesome,” said INTO Marshall University student Tessy Arinze. Tessy, who is on the Accountancy Graduate Pathway at INTO Marshall, was speaking after delivering the opening prayer at a luncheon to celebrate, among others, women of African, Indian, Asian, Pacific Island, Latina, Hispanic and Native Alaskan heritages. The first Women of Color Day took place across the US in 1986, and its message is just as powerful today, feels Shaunte Polk, sponsored programs administrator for Intercultural Affairs at Marshall University, who helped organize the luncheon eve… Read the full article
“Being in the midst of those phenomenal women who make a significant impact on our lives just by being who they are was just awesome,” said INTO Marshall University student Tessy Arinze.

Tessy, who is on the Accountancy Graduate Pathway at INTO Marshall, was speaking after delivering the opening prayer at a luncheon to celebrate, among others, women of African, Indian, Asian, Pacific Island, Latina, Hispanic and Native Alaskan heritages.

The first Women of Color Day took place across the US in 1986, and its message is just as powerful today, feels Shaunte Polk, sponsored programs administrator for Intercultural Affairs at Marshall University, who helped organize the luncheon event.

“Women of Color Day is important to me because it shows that, despite stereotypes, what you may see on TV or social media, we have dynamic women of color impacting lives and making change, and they are right on our campus and in our community,” she said.

It was Shaunte who approached Tessy regarding opening the luncheon. “I thought that was a great thing to be considered for, so, yes I agreed to do the opening prayer because I thought it was cute that Shaunte had these high hopes about me. Being part of the event meant a whole lot to me,” said Tessy.

“I would like to add that events like the ‘Women of Color’ should be encouraged more to appreciate and motivate these women on their significant contribution to our society.”

The luncheon also featured guest speaker Terri’Ane Berkley, executive director of the East End Family Resource Center in Charleston, West Virginia, where she has worked as a mentor many years.

“Terri is a passionate and dynamic speaker, whether it is giving a speech or reading a poem, and when she speaks it leaves you in awe,” Shaunte said. “She was just the person to drive home the point of this year’s overall message for the Women of Color program #pressforprogress. I hope people decide to not be complacent, continue to let our voices be heard and to continue to press forward and progress gender parity.

“Sometimes it is so hard as a woman to get the recognition that we deserve and even more so when you are one of color, but when you have programs such as these that highlight amazing women, it gives everyone on campus and in the community a glimpse of the reason we appreciate these women so much.”

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Votes for women! INTO Newcastle students star in historical show

INTO Student Productions, Newcastle’s latest play, Suffragettes - about a group of ordinary women from all walks of life who fought for the right to vote in Britain – was a hugely positive experience for the international cast and audience. Yvonne Wancke, Maths and Accounting Teacher at INTO Newcastle, started the drama group in 2014, and has continued to produce and direct a range of shows ever since. “It has been wonderful to see our international students grow in confidence and develop their skills from show to show. Productions like Suffragettes are a great way for them to have fun, practise their English skills and make new friends.” Suffragettes starts in 1909, and ends in 1918, the year in which there was an Act of Parliamen… Read the full article
INTO Student Productions, Newcastle’s latest play, Suffragettes - about a group of ordinary women from all walks of life who fought for the right to vote in Britain – was a hugely positive experience for the international cast and audience.

Yvonne Wancke, Maths and Accounting Teacher at INTO Newcastle, started the drama group in 2014, and has continued to produce and direct a range of shows ever since. “It has been wonderful to see our international students grow in confidence and develop their skills from show to show. Productions like Suffragettes are a great way for them to have fun, practise their English skills and make new friends.”

Suffragettes starts in 1909, and ends in 1918, the year in which there was an Act of Parliament allowing the very first women to vote. The story is told through acting, narration, film and contemporary songs such as the iconic March of the Women by Ethel Smythe, and the play features women who, despite their different social classes and circumstances, worked successfully together towards a common goal.

The part of feisty protester Violet was played by Helen Hyrnenko, a Ukrainian student studying Mathematics with Management at Newcastle University and a former INTO Newcastle student. “Suffragettes has helped me to widen my knowledge about women fighting for their rights. Members of our crew tried their best to express the feelings of ordinary people who lived back then. A great thank you to our director, Yvonne Wancke, for this extraordinary play and for making us a great team!” she said.

Xiangkang Liu, a Chinese student on the Biological and Bio-medical Foundation course, who played Rose, a young Suffragette,  said: “This is the first time for me to join a show and I got really inspired both by the topic of Suffragettes and by the great atmosphere in each rehearsal.

“Although I’ve watched videos and read articles about women’s right before, this is the first time for me to feel real responsibilities and be deeply touched. I realised that the fight for equality never came to an end. Not only the fight for women, but also the fight for LGBT, and for every inequality and discrimination,” she said.

Kevin Conroy, Centre Director at INTO Newcastle said “Something new and something wonderful this spring, Suffragettes. I was privileged to experience a spirited, captivating journey through the 20th Century and ‘Votes for Women’.

“It was well-timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, earlier in March. The performance was beautifully put together, with theatre in the round, rousing musical calls to arms, and carried off with great energy and passion, in keeping with its memorable theme. The whole cast, direction and production teams are to be warmly congratulated on another theatrical triumph!”

“It was an excellent, informative and thought-provoking evening!” added Humanities Teacher Alex Corrin. “It was very compelling and was enjoyed by an audience of all ages, including my ten-year-old. A stellar cast gave an engaging performance throughout and the musical backdrop enhanced an important storyline.”

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INTO Giving builds more foundations for learning

INTO Giving has donated £7,500 to furnish a new library in Afghanistan’s Bamyan Province. The funds will be sent to the Peter M Goodrich Memorial Foundation, which was set up by the mother of 9/11 victim Peter and for the past 17 years has worked to support a love of learning, give aid to those in need, and help those in peril to discover peace by giving them a clearer understanding of the world and its people. In Afghanistan, only half of schools have buildings, resources and other necessities for learning. INTO Giving’s grant will equip the library at the Haider Abad School with fu… Read the full article
INTO Giving has donated £7,500 to furnish a new library in Afghanistan’s Bamyan Province.

The funds will be sent to the Peter M Goodrich Memorial Foundation, which was set up by the mother of 9/11 victim Peter and for the past 17 years has worked to support a love of learning, give aid to those in need, and help those in peril to discover peace by giving them a clearer understanding of the world and its people.

In Afghanistan, only half of schools have buildings, resources and other necessities for learning. INTO Giving’s grant will equip the library at the Haider Abad School with furniture, computers and books and will provide the salary and funds for training for a librarian. The library is currently under construction and is due to open in 2018.

The library will serve1,300 primary and secondary school students, of whom approximately 44 per cent are girls. Library books will cover a wide array of subjects including science, history, literature, poetry, politics, English and religious studies. It is the first school library in the province, and it is hoped that providing students with a high-quality learning environment will motivate them to work towards a better future for themselves.

Three decades of conflict and unrest, including during the Taliban regime between (1996-2001), have devastated Afghanistan’s education systems and institutions. In 2002, only around one million children, among a population of around 22.5 million – the vast majority of them boys - attended school. Women and girls were almost completely excluded from education, and only 12% of them were literate. Since then, the Afghan government and international donors have worked together to help thousands of Afghan children in remote provinces to attend classes.

Today, due to the efforts of international donors and the Afghan government, more than 9.2 million children are enrolled in a school, of which 39 per cent are girls, according to the Afghan Ministry of Education.

Bamyan Province is home to the region's only university, offering young people an opportunity for progression after school. You can find out more about the new projects that INTO Giving are working with here.

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