“We’re extremely grateful to be in expansion mode during these difficult times,” said Andrew Ullman, co-founder of UBridge.
“Be it at home or in our campus housing, we are laser-focused on ensuring that our students have the widest variety of transfer options and best experience possible during the coronavirus outbreak.”
“Now more than ever, we realise the importance of personalised and focused attention for international students”
The provider added that many students at the Irvine Valley College campus will participate in UBridge’s UC Irvine Pathway – with UC Berkeley and UCLA programs this is the third UC-specific pathway the company has offered.
The UC Irvine Pathway offers a guaranteed admissions path to UC Irvine.
“It’s exciting for us to be able to offer our students a clear path to entry at UC Irvine through the guaranteed admissions agreement offered by Irvine Valley College,” Ullman added.
“For students aiming to attend UCI, they can live minutes away from the university’s campus and start to set their roots in Irvine before making their transfer in just two years.”
The location will be UBridge’s fourth campus in California, adding to its 2019 partnership with Santa Monica College. Along with College of San Mateo and College of Marin in the state, the pathway provider also has a partnership with Piedmont Virginia Community College in Virginia.
While “many international pathway programs are pulling back their US operations” due to the global pandemic, UBridge has expanded its overseas recruiting team and its host campus footprint in the country during 2020.
“Now more than ever, we realise the importance of personalised and focused attention for international students,” said UBridge co-founder, Hayward Majors.