USIL Center for Global Education holds informative talk about its international programs
With the participation of representatives of US-based partner universities of the USIL Center for Global Education (CGE)—Broward College, University of Central Florida (UCF), University of Houston (UH) and University of South Florida (USF)—an informative talk was held recently about the Center for Global Education’s international programs. The event took place on Wednesday, September 30 in the Limatambo salon at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center in San Isidro.
The event was opened by the Director of the CGE, Jorge Bentin. Dr. Ramiro Salas Bravo, the President of USIL, explained the benefits of the program, which prepares young Peruvian students to work internationally. “At USIL, we seek academic excellence, establishing strategic partnerships with universities that have high standards of quality.”
An intelligent decision
The Director of the CGE explained that the program allows Peruvian students to earn degrees from prestigious universities based in the United States without leaving Peru. Classes are taught in English on the USIL campus by certified foreign and Peruvian faculty members, following the curricula of the universities of origin.
Regina Carvalho, Coordinator of the Outreach Intern Department at Broward College, explained how her institution’s system works: “Broward grants an Associate in Arts (A. A.) degree after two years of general education, and students that meet the GPA requirement qualify to continue their education in programs at UCF, UH or USF, or they can apply to any other university in the United States and transfer.”
Both Waldemar Karwowski, Executive Director of the UCF Department of Industrial Engineering, and Jennifer Glickman, Director of International Programs at the UH Conrad N. Hilton College, highlighted the quality of the education students receive in Peru, as a result of using the same methodology and curriculum as the universities of origin.
Lastly, Jackie Nelson, Senior Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Muma College of Business, and Jackie Reck, Associate Dean for Financial Management at USF, remarked that they are very happy with the strategic partnership with the CGE, and that students on the campus in Peru have the same benefits as students in the United States. They can even participate in the graduation ceremony on the Tampa campus with their families in attendance, if they wish.
In addition, three successful graduates of the program gave their testimonials. As the event drew to a close, a drawing for two iPads was held among those in attendance. The winners were Andy Tang from América Callao High School and Alessandra Carbajal from Colegio San Antonio IHM.
Mother of a student from Colegio Sagrados Corazones Recoleta
“It sounds like an excellent program and I’m seriously considering registering my daughter for it. The 2+2 option is interesting, as it would allow her to complete the first two years here in Lima and then transfer to any university in the United States.”
“This is a unique program in Peru. I found all of the talks interesting, but I haven’t decided on a major yet.”
América Callao High School
“I’m still in my 4th year of secondary school, but the information I’ve received from the universities looks very interesting to me. Now I’m much better informed about what I plan to study in the future.”