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Broward College Receives Top Honor for International Education Program

March 1, 2019 | News

The Institute of International Education (IIE) honored Broward College with the top award in the category of International Partnerships during the 2019 IIE Heiskell Awards. President Gregory Adam Haile, Esq. and Dr. David Moore received the honor at the IIE 2019 Summit in New York on Feb. 17.

The College was recognized for its initiative ‘The Third Way’ which allows students to stay in their home country while completing an associate degree with Broward College. Credits earned during the program show on a Broward College transcript and students who complete the program can transfer to a college or university in the U.S. to complete the last two years towards a bachelor’s degree.

“For more than four decades, Broward College has been a leader in international education, partnering with colleges and universities throughout the world to provide a more accessible way to attract international students,” said President Haile.

Heiskell Awards

IIE Heiskell Awards 2019The IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards were created in 2001 to honor the most innovative and successful models that promote study abroad, international partnerships and the internationalization of campuses. They were named in memory of Andrew Heiskell, a long-time member of the Executive Committee of IIE’s Board of Trustees and a former chairman of Time Inc. Heiskell was a committed advocate for international education.

Awards are given in five categories: Scholars as Drivers of Innovation, Student Mobility, International Partnerships, Access and Equity, and Higher Education in Emergencies.

International Partnerships

Broward College has offered ‘The Third Way’ initiative since 1979. More than 8,600 students have since transferred to a U.S. institution after completing the program. Broward College currently has international centers or academic partners in Bolivia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Singapore.

International Centers offer academic programs approved by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS). The courses are offered in English, facilitated by local faculty accredited by SACS, and follow the same course numbers, titles, descriptions, and student learning outcomes as the students follow in Florida.

Academic affiliates, on the other hand, are institutions outside of the U.S. that offer a portion of the curriculum but SACS does not approve their programs. However, courses are taught in English and faculty must be accredited by SACS and approved by Broward College.

Learn more about opportunities in International Education at Broward College here.

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