New Student Retention Initiative for International Students Unable to Travel to US

By Nidhi bahl Updated On - Oct 08, 2020 01:59 PM

Through CIEE, US Universities plan to offer an on-campus experience to international students stuck in their home countries. At the various turn-key campuses of CIEE, international students can participate in the on-site experience through facilities, student support and local activities.

With the international travels and visas put on hold due to COVID-19, the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) will assist several of its partnering colleges in the US in offering online education to its international students.

The organisation stated that international students will be offered in-person classes at different CIEE turn-key campuses in various countries. In over 30 cities across the world, CIEE partners aim to help students be prepared for their return to the US campuses, while also be on track with their education. This is will also help different institutions to “preserve critical tuition revenue”.

M. Seamus Harrey’s, the Vice Presidelobal Enrolment at CIEE commented that the organisation is pleased to provide aid to its partnering institutions in offering education to its international student, especially in such worrying times. He added that the programmes have been adapted to meet the current requirements of the world.

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In cities such as India’s Hyderabad and Mumbai and China’s Beijing and Shanghai are a couple of the cities, where CIEE’s staff, at its turn-key campuses, will assist first-year, returning or graduate students who have been affected by the restricted international travels. Among the institutions who have currently partnered up with CIEE include, Penn State University, Tulane University, MCPHS Boston and Clark University

Interim Associate Dean of Global Education at Tulane University, Casey Love spread a few words of hope to the international students of the university. She commented that while the students are unable to attend classes at the New Orleans campus, they hope the academic courses and co-curricular courses on offer through the Tulane Global programme in Shanghai can prove to be equally fulfilling alternative both personally and academically.

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Students will be offered programmes, which include courses taught by CIEE and/or by the university partners. The international exchange organisation also offers facilities, organises local activities and provides student support, to ensure an on-site experience for the international students.

About CIEE

The Council of International Education Exchange (CIEE) is one of the largest and oldest non-profit study-abroad and intercultural exchange organisation which offers sponsorship for cultural exchanges. CIEE also offers work exchange programmes and teach abroad programmes.

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