Minneapolis (PRWEB) August 13, 2008
Walden University, a leading online university, has launched a new Center for International Programs that provides stronger operational support and services for students and faculty living outside the United States. The center provides a convenient entry point to Walden for prospective students around the world and will sponsor major global initiatives for the university and its more than 33,000 students.
"With students from more than 70 countries enrolled in our programs, Walden offers international students an ideal opportunity to earn a U.S. degree from an accredited university without the challenges of leaving their home countries and interrupting personal and professional commitments," said Stuart Finnigan, executive director for Walden's Center for International Programs. "The new programs and services in the center are designed to add convenience and specialized support for Walden students worldwide."
Those university services include an international transcript review service, a proprietary English test that produces a TOEFL-equivalent score, special admission services for international students, and multilingual enrollment advisors in Amsterdam and Baltimore.
Walden is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 405,000 students around the world. Through partnership programs, Walden and individual Laureate International Universities institutions offer a variety of dual degrees, study abroad programs and strong global education elements through numerous bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs.
Other international initiatives at Walden include the following:
- Doctoral students at Walden have the opportunity to attend international residencies in Liverpool, England; Madrid, Spain; and Santiago, Chile.
- Walden recently launched the "Perspectives on the World" speakers series, bringing distinguished scholars, journalists and experts to Walden-sponsored events to share their diverse views on world topics. Recent speakers included social entrepreneur David Bornstein, who spoke on microlending in the developing world, and author Jeffrey Goldberg, who spoke on Middle East peace prospects.
- Walden offers a Writing Center with tutors for graduate students, an online library for all students, and a range of other student support services.
For more information, visit http://www.WaldenU.edu or call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 in the United States and Canada; +1-443-627-7222 in the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico) and North, Central and South America; or +31-20-713-0200 in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.
About Walden University:
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master's and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration and health and human services, as well as master's programs in nursing, engineering and IT and bachelor's programs in business administration, psychology, child development and computer information systems. For more information, visit http://www.WaldenU.edu
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, http://www.ncahlc.org; 1-312-263-0456.