AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Studies Abroad (ISA), one of the leading study abroad program providers in the United States, has established the Association of Global Universities (AGU), a subsidiary company that will provide international student recruitment, placement and support services for international offices within the U.S. and abroad. AGU also expands on ISA's global network of offices and staff to provide short-term study abroad and degree programs to students from around the world.
"AGU is our answer to many requests from partner universities to help diversify student bodies and facilitate study abroad for students in countries outside of the U.S.," said AGU Executive Director Chelsea Curtis. "Tapping into ISA's global network will allow us to offer students around the world new study options with solid institutional support."
With 24 years of experience in the field of international education, ISA has established a strong network of partner institutions in many countries, including nearly 350 university affiliations around the world and over 250 in the United States. Building on ISA's leading reputation in the field of international education, AGU will collaborate with national and international universities to facilitate student recruitment for both short-term study abroad and degree programs.
"With permanent full-time staff at all of ISA's offices around the world and nearly 20 U.S.-based staff maintaining partnerships with U.S. universities, AGU is poised to open channels of communication needed to sustain long-term relationships with member institutions," said ISA Executive Vice President of Research and Special Programs Bill Clabby.
Institutions may join AGU at the associate level to offer their students a variety of discounted short-term programs or at the membership level to promote degree programs to international students.
SOURCE International Studies Abroad (ISA)