Global Experiences announced today it’s formal partnership with Fairfield University offering academic credit for Global Experiences’ international internship and career-development programs. It represents a shared commitment to internationalization and to global workforce preparedness.
As a formal “School of Record” Fairfield will be awarding transcript credit for Global Experience’s international internship program, career development program, and other academic programs year round.
This credit-bearing program will be open to all university students with the first cohort expected in Spring Semester 2017. Emily Merson, Global Experiences’ CEO says, “It is fantastic to celebrate our 15 year anniversary in 2016 and our new partnership with Fairfield University. The ability for students to gain full semester and summer credit for international internships is a game changer for our industry and will allow a true integration of global skills into US higher education like never before. We are very proud to be collaborating with such a respected institution and look forward to building more bridges globally with this new partnership.”
Fairfield University’s Director of Study Abroad, Jennifer Ewald, says “80% of employers believe recent graduates don’t truly understand globalization and how to work with a diverse population, while 75% of employers believe recent grads lack the experience and creativity necessary to function in the workplace. Fairfield University’s commitment to prepare students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world is reflected in their strategic partnerships across the globe. With many global centers, we are proud to provide academic and experiential learning that expands both personal and career horizons. Global Experiences seeks to provide students with the necessary skills and real-world experience to be successful in future employment.”
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