THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION PRESENTS ITS AMERICAN PROGRAMS AT THE 2015 CGE “CONQUER THE WORLD” EVENT
August 27th, 2014
With the authorities of prestigious North American universities, students from well-known bilingual schools in Lima and the students’ parents in attendance, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola’s Center for Global Education held its 2015 CGE “Conquer the World” Event, during which the different programs the CGE offers in Peru with institutions based in the U.S.A. were presented.
The event was officially opened by USIL president Dr. Ramiro Salas Bravo, who emphasized that the CGE is the only program of its kind in Peru. “American education is among the best in the world, and the USIL Center for Global Education has agreements with leading universities in the U.S.A. so that our students can pursue North American degrees without leaving Peru,” the president of USIL remarked.
The director of the CGE, Jorge Bentín, explained the characteristics of the program, among which are the possibility of earning up to three degrees (North American associate and bachelor’s degrees, plus a Peruvian bachelor’s degree) in approximately five years; classes taught entirely in English by foreign faculty members, as well as by Peruvians certified in the U.S.A.; and use of the same curricula used in the U.S.A..
“It isn’t easy to do undergraduate studies abroad. It not only involves the cost of tuition, but also fees, room and board, and transportation. Also, many students have difficulty adapting to another culture, which hinders their academic performance. The CGE enables students to complete their undergraduate studies here, adapting to the culture and pace of the U.S. academic system, following which they are prepared to pursue graduate studies anywhere in the world,” explained the director of the CGE.
With leading universities in the U.S.A.
Also participating in the 2015 CGE “Conquer The World” event held at the Marriott Hotel in Miraflores were deans and authorities representing the USIL Center for Global Education’s partner universities: Broward College, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and University of Houston.
Representing Broward College, Mr. David Moore spoke about the program through which students are able to earn a North American associate degree from his institution, which has been recognized as one of the ten best community colleges in the U.S.A. by the prestigious Aspen Institute, in their first two years at the CGE.
Dr. Waldemar Karwowski, head of the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems department at the University of Central Florida, highlighted the fact that, upon completion of two years of college, CGE students are able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from that university, which is one of the top 50 Best Value Colleges in the U.S.A., according to The Princeton Review.
Similarly, Dr. John Bowen, dean of the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College, and Dr. Sharon Hanna-West, a faculty member of the University of South Florida, presented the programs the CGE offers with their universities, following which they answered questions from parents and students.