Published: April 29, 2010
The University of Tampa recently announced the formation of two
strategic partnerships that will significantly advance its longstanding
educational goals in internationalization and experiential education.
UT will host an ELS Language Center on campus. ELS will offer English
as a Second Language services to international students who, except for
English skills, fulfill all requirements for admission to UT. ELS, which
has cooperative agreements with more than 600 U.S. universities and
colleges, will also partner with UT admissions staff to expand
recruiting into parts of the world that have previously been hard to
ELS has been the leader in international student
recruitment and coordinates more than 50 centers in 37 states. Since
opening its first center in 1961, ELS has helped more than a million
international students from 140 countries around the world learn
English. The ELS center will be located in the newly renovated building
at 701 W. Kennedy Blvd. on campus.
Secondly, The University of
Tampa has entered into an agreement with the National Society for
Experiential Education (NSEE) to make UT a regional center for
experiential education and a model for other universities.
fall, UT will host two workshops with the NSEE Experiential Education
Academy to promote the development and improvement of experiential
education programs. These workshops will highlight UT’s varied and
numerous programs that employ experiential education, including
internships, international education, service learning and undergraduate
research. For more information about UT’s experiential components, see
NSEE is a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses and community leaders, founded in 1971.