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Algoma University partners with EduGlobal College to support pathways for international student success

Eight-month program focuses on language proficiency and foundational academic courses
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Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie (Darren Taylor/SooToday)

BRAMPTON/SAULT STE. MARIE — Jan. 31, 2022): Algoma University is pleased to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with Vancouver-based EduGlobal College to support new pathways for international students wishing to complete their postsecondary studies in Canada.

The agreement establishes seamless pathways for students who have successfully completed EduGlobal’s International Undergraduate Pathways Program (iUPP) and the English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP) seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees and graduate certificates at the university’s campuses in Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie.

“We are committed to the academic success of our growing international student body at Algoma University,” shared Asima Vezina, president and vice-chancellor.

"Having a partner that assists with important aspects of academic preparation — particularly in language proficiency and some of the transitional pieces required for students to successfully acclimate to a new country — will support the university goal of ensuring incoming students are fully prepared for their academic journey at the undergraduate level."

The iUPP program, an eight-month program of study, offers a combination of content-based English language courses and foundational academic courses that help prepare international students to become effective communicators and collaborators, building a strong foundation of the learning modalities required for success at Canadian universities.

EduGlobal’s EAPP program is a 36-week intensive academic English program designed for students to achieve the English language proficiency requirements necessary for admission to the university. The program offers both on-site and distance learning options for eligible students.

“The academic partnership with Algoma University creates the template for the future of international student movement. It provides opportunities for our students’ continued academic success and enhances both institutions’ global presence and prominence,” notes Sylvester Chen, president and CEO of EduGlobal College.

The partners are looking forward to welcoming their first intake this May.