University of Arizona Global Campus launched
University of Arizona is partnering with institutions in 34 countries to facilitate access to international students with the launch of its Global Campus.
Students can study either at the University’s locations on international university campuses or they can study in one of the Global Student Accommodations, who are in partnership with the University of Arizona.
The Global Campus expansion was accelerated by the university officials amidst the travel restrictions that were placed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Global Campus of University of Arizona to reach 130 cities worldwide
University of Arizona announced that its Global Campus will be spread worldwide in around 130 cities in countries which include, but are not limited to Ireland, China, UAE, and Japan.
These campuses will offer 10 customised degree paths to around 200 undergraduate majors, 60 fully online degrees and 10 graduate certificates at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
At partner universities, international students can opt for a mix of the University of Arizona courses online and partner courses in person on the campus.
Students who opt for on-campus classes will receive in-person academic support, access to partner school facilities like its computer labs, study areas, libraries, recreational facilities, clubs, and student activities.
Brent White, Dean of Global Campus and Vice Provost of Global Affairs at University of Arizona, said: “This program is tailored to meet the access needs of international students. Many cannot afford to attend college in the United States; some do not have high-speed internet required to take classes online; and nearly all are unable to travel internationally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Campus addresses all of these issues.”
There are 73 Global Campuses in 32 different countries that make up the partner university campuses and will offer a full college experience to students wherever they are. The other 58 Global Campus locations are in purpose-built student accommodations and will offer a safe and engaging environment for students to live and study in.
These campus locations are available through partnerships with various organisations such as Uninest, The Student Housing Company, and Nexo – and have residential student communities in Spain, England, Germany, Ireland, Australia, China, Japan, and Dubai.
Global Campus a longstanding dream for the university
The concept of a Global Campus has been in the pipeline for years and the University of Arizona first launched its Global Campus in 2015 at Ocean University of China. The plans for the Global Campus were accelerated with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robert C. Robbins, President of University of Arizona, when speaking about the concept said: “The Global Campus is a long-term effort towards meeting the United Nations’ sustainable development goal of providing accessible quality education to the world.
“We are truly making affordable, world-class education available to global citizens around the world and, in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been needed more.”
Pic: UPC-University of Arizona Global Campus
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