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OIEG partners with SF State in the US

Oxford International Education Group has revealed a new partnership with San Francisco State University in the US to develop a pathway program for international students.

SF State expects the partnership to increase campus diversity. Photo: SF State

The International Year One University Pathway Program will offer students the opportunity to matriculate to San Francisco State undergraduate degree programs. It is expected to launch in January 2022.

The course will offer first-year academic credit classes whereby students will be able to earn credit toward their degree while improving their English language skills at the same time.

It marks the first dedicated pathway program expansion for Oxford International to the US from its existing locations from the UK and Europe.

“Our new partnership with San Francisco State University has been the culmination of many months of working collaboratively to bring new opportunities to our students and global partner network,” said Lil Bremermann-Richard, Oxford International’s chief executive officer.

“The program will provide students globally with greater access to an SF State education and increase campus diversity”

“Underpinned by our core values, we share with the university the desire to create life-changing educational experiences that enable students to reach their full potential.”

Currently, more than 27,000 students from 100+ countries attend SF State.

“SF State is excited to collaborate with Oxford International Education Group on a student-centered program that will provide students globally with greater access to an SF State education and increase campus diversity,” said Alex Hwu, dean of SF State’s College of Extended Learning.

“We look forward to welcoming the first cohort to San Francisco in January 2022.”

Other pathway programs that Oxford International runs include at Bangor, De Montfort, Bradford, Dundee and Greenwich in the UK, as well as Germany’s Jacobs University. It also offers programs online via its academic hub, the Oxford International Digital Institute.

The partners will publicise the pathway program via a launch campaign in the fall of 2021.

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