The global education firm, Study Group, has been selected by Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University to recruit international students starting with the Fall 2017 intake. This thriving, private, liberal arts university, located in the U.S. State of Georgia, is focused on expanding their international diversity and preparing students to launch global careers. Students studying at Oglethorpe are offered varied opportunities, including the ability to customize their degrees, tailored to the career of their choice, and access to work experience with Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Atlanta.
Oglethorpe has a pristine campus with gorgeous architecture reminiscent of an old English University, yet with the best in modern student amenities. It is in the vibrant metropolitan and one-time Olympic host city of Atlanta, which offers vast learning opportunities. Study Group Higher Education North America’s Managing Director, Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D. explains, “At Oglethorpe, our students will have the advantage of creating their dream career and interning with major corporations headquartered near Oglethorpe’s campus, making this four-year international study experience highly distinctive and ideal for the ambitious career-minded scholar. We look forward to having our students succeed through this unique partnership.”
Study Group provides its university partners with global marketing and recruitment services, matching well-prepared international students with the university that can best satisfy their scholarly ambitions. Study Group further prepares these students to be successful through a rigorous pathway program upon their arrival. Inside the International Study Center at Oglethorpe University, students will take intensive English for academic purposes and acculturation courses, as well as general studies courses, as part of their first year of study (the International Year). This sheltered environment provides them the tools to be successful in their studies, graduate, and achieve their professional aspirations.
“As part of our globalization strategy, choosing the right pathway partner was important,” Oglethorpe University’s President, Lawrence Schall, elaborates. “We are excited to be working with Study Group, who was chosen for their managed growth approach and keen global expertise that will help us achieve the international aspects of our long-range plan. In addition to our strong industry partners, international students will also have the advantage of the ARCHE program (Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education), which provides access to courses from more than a dozen other Atlanta colleges and Universities.”
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University in Atlanta was named for James Edward Oglethorpe, an English General and the founder of the colony of Georgia. Oglethorpe’s small liberal arts campus is home to students from 32 states and 33 countries. In recent years, the university has entered an era of innovation and growth, evidenced by increased enrollment and philanthropic giving, and new strategic partnerships. Oglethorpe’s campus has seen the addition of a new campus center, six new state-of-the-art classrooms, a residential complex, and the expansion of arts and athletics facilities. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe joins theory and practice through its Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB), which serves as an incubator for students’ experiential learning via study abroad, internships, civic engagement, and undergraduate research. Oglethorpe is ranked among the nation’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and Washington Monthly. In 2015, FORBES named it among America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges.
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