Keuka College is a major educational player in the Pacific Rim.
With nearly 3,000 Chinese students pursuing degrees at four partner universities in China, Keuka boasts the largest enrollment of any American college or university operating in that country. Some 475 Vietnamese students are doing likewise at two universities in Vietnam, and the College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Universiti Utara Malaysia with an eye toward making a Keuka degree available to students in that country.
Now comes word that the College is looking to extend its educational influence to the Middle East. Keuka President Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera and Madame Hiam Sakr, president of the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Beirut, Lebanon, recently signed a MOU that could lead to collaboration between the two schools
In this interview, Dr. Gary Smith, vice president for professional studies and international programs, explains that the College is looking to start a program at AUST as early as this fall. He also discusses other international aspirations as well as the success of the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP).
Keuka College Today airs the fourth Thursday of every month from 8:30 – 9 a.m. on WFLR (1570 AM and 96.9 FM).
When classes began Oct. 3 at Keuka College’s newest international partner school, faculty members Bill Myers and Gregg Brown taught more students than they expected.
A lot more.
“We expected to enroll about 35 students this fall at the University of Science, Vietnam National University—Ho Chi Minh City (HCMUS), ITEC (International Training and Education Center),” said Dr. Gary Smith, vice president for the Center for Professional Studies.
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