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New Queens College
partnership aims to attract
new international students
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Queens College announced on March
25 a new partnership with a global education
organization that will increase international
students’ access to higher education
and prepare them for future success.
Th e City University of New York
(CUNY) college is the fi rst in New York
state to sign an agreement with Navitas, a
global higher education organization that
partners with universities to help international
students acquire a high-quality
education learning experience.
Th e second largest of CUNY’s 11 senior
colleges, Queens College off ers over 100
undergraduate and graduate degree programs
from an 80-acre campus with
state-of-the-art facilities, located at 65-30
Kissena Blvd. in Flushing.
“With a campus located in America’s
most ethnically diverse county and students
from more than 150 nations, we are
looking forward to beginning a partnership
with Navitas,” said Queens College
Provost and Vice President for Academic
Aff airs Elizabeth Hendrey. “We are eager
to work together to increase the global
perspective of our campus community
and provide students worldwide with
greater access to a high-quality Queens
Th e new partnership will support the
college’s internationalization strategy
by broadening international education
on campus, enhancing its global reach
and reputation, and expanding learning
opportunities for international and
domestic students alike.
Th e collaboration will also include the
development of a Global Student Success
Program on campus (QC-GSSP). Th e
QC-GSSP will support the transition of
international students to a U.S. university
environment and prepare them for future
Navitas has more than a quarter century
of experience partnering with leading
institutions around the world, including
public universities in the United States, to
support their internationalization goals.
Th e partnership with Queens College
marks Navitas’ 40th institutional partnership
“Navitas is delighted to be partnering
with Queens College, which is a leading
institution for the quality and value of its
academic programs and student achievement,”
said Navitas Group CEO, David
“We are excited to support the College
with its internationalization strategy,
which will enable more students from
around the world to benefi t from the
excellent academic programs and vibrant
student life that Queens College and the
New York City area have to off er.”
It is anticipated that the Queens College
Global Student Success Program will welcome
its fi rst students in spring 2020.
Photo courtesy of Queens College
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