Strong focus on international students

Tuesday, 27 November 2001

Adelaide University will continue to expand its international activities in 2002 and build on its position as the largest onshore provider of international education in South Australia, with 1600 students from more than 70 countries.

The University's Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Ian Young said that all graduates today needed to work within an international environment, and international students had become an essential element of the life of modern University campuses.

"The University intends to continue to expand its international activities in order to further enrich student life and internationalize the campus," he said. "To this end, the University is continuing to develop collaborative relationships with a number partners throughout Asia. Agreements have already been signed in Singapore and Malaysia and these agreements will be expanded to Vietnam and Indonesia in 2002."

"The recently announced University Senior College will also provide an exciting new pathway for international students wishing to study at Adelaide University. The College will provide a clearly focussed path from School to University for International students, thus overcoming the cultural and language difficulties faced by some students.

"Adelaide University prides itself on the support services provided to all its students, including career advice, course information and general counselling. In the international area, a comprehensive International Student Centre has been established to support students in areas as diverse as finding accommodation, managing their studies and understanding cultural norms within Australia. In addition, the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education runs a series of preparatory English language programs, aimed at ensuring international students are adequately prepared for their studies. These various services are being co-ordinated across the University to ensure maximum support is provided to international students as they undertake their studies."


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