Global Experiences Partners With Fairfield University As School Of Record For International Internship Programs

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Global Experiences announced today it’s formal partnership with Fairfield University offering academic credit for Global Experiences’ international internship and career-development programs. It represents a shared commitment to internationalization and to global workforce preparedness. This pairing solidifies Global Experiences as the premier international internship program provider and Fairfield University’s place as an innovative leader in international education.

As a formal “School of Record” Fairfield will be awarding transcript credit for Global Experience’s international internship program, career development program, and other academic programs year round. This credit-bearing program will be open to all university students with the first cohort expected in Spring Semester 2017. Emily Merson, Global Experiences’ CEO says, “It is fantastic to celebrate our 15 year anniversary in 2016 and our new partnership with Fairfield University. The ability for students to gain full semester and summer credit for international internships is a game changer for our industry and will allow a true integration of global skills into US higher education like never before. We are very proud to be collaborating with such a respected institution and look forward to building more bridges globally with this new partnership.”

Fairfield University’s Director of Study Abroad, Jennifer Ewald, says “80% of employers believe recent graduates don’t truly understand globalization and how to work with a diverse population, while 75% of employers believe recent grads lack the experience and creativity necessary to function in the workplace. Fairfield University’s commitment to prepare students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world is reflected in our strategic partnerships across the globe. Through our Global Centers and partnerships, we are proud to provide academic and experiential learning that expands both personal and career horizons. Global Experiences seeks to provide students with the necessary skills and real-world experience to be successful in future employment.”

About Global Experiences: Global Experiences was founded in 2001, by Emily Merson and Stephen Reilly, with the mission of providing life-changing experiences for young people. Today is has over 30 staff worldwide and a European office located in London, England. The program has over 5,500 alumni and works with over 2000 host employers. Through robust career development and international internship programs in 10 cities around the world, Global Experiences is committed to helping college students and recent graduates discover who they are, and equip them with the tools and life experience they need to become globally engaged members of the workforce.

About Fairfield University: Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The School of Nursing, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values.

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