International student enrolment spikes
Trinity Western University’s international student enrolment in graduate studies doubled since this time last year (not including the US). Overall graduate enrollment is up 17% this year.
The University has been building on its global connections with the focus of attracting international students. This fall, TWU saw 16 students enroll in its inaugural program for international students called University Transition First Year (UT1). The innovative program is designed to walk international students through the first, often challenging year of university courses.
“In 2011, TWU completed a two-year task force project on expanded international education opportunities,” said Associate Provost, Philip Laird, Ph.D. “As a result of the task force’s suggestions, TWU has developed pathways for international student to complete a TWU degree.”
Recently, TWU participated in initiatives to advance its relationships with Chinese universities. Last October, the Spartans men’s basketball team prepared for their CIS season by playing against several university teams in China. In November 2011, a delegation from TWU joined the BC Premier on a trade mission to China where President Jonathan S. Raymond, Ph.D., signed agreements (MOUs) with four top quality Chinese universities.
In addition to international programs, TWU launched its Adult Degree Completion programs in Langley and Richmond. They were previously only offered at TWU’s Bellingham, Washington campus. New undergraduate student enrollment increased over six percent, led by strong gains in the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and the expansion of its track and field teams.
Since fall 2011, the number of classes taken by all students has grown 2.9%, contributing to the overall health of the University.
- Last Updated on October 16th, 2012 at 11:15am
- Author: Jennifer Watton
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Trinity Western University is a Christian University of the arts, sciences, and professions, legislated by British Columbia to serve the public. Recognized for quality, TWU is consistently ranked among the top two universities in Canada for Educational Experience by the National Survey of Student Engagement; holds three Canada Research Chairs; wins National Championships in CIS sports; and emphasizes experiential learning to prepare graduates to make a global impact. TWU offers 42 bachelor’s degrees, 16 graduate degrees, and adult degree-completion programs. A vibrant community committed to educating the whole person, TWU has been developing leaders of character and competence for 50 years.