The Global Education Specialists


Cambridge Education Group announces new partnership with the University of Rochester

Wed 31 Aug 2016 < Back to listing

Cambridge Education Group announces expansion of its programs for international students in the United States of America through a new partnership with the University of Rochester. The University of Rochester ONCAMPUS center will offer an Intensive English Program and will welcome its first students for the spring semester beginning in January 2017.

University of Rochester ONCAMPUS will offer an Intensive English Program to international students who might benefit from supplemental English instructional support prior to enrolling in the University of Rochester or concurrent with the first year of study. 

The University of Rochester is located in the heart of western New York State. Currently nationally ranked 33rd by US News and World Report, the University of Rochester is celebrated as one of the top research universities in the U.S.  Though the institution boasts 158 academic buildings, offers more than 200 academic majors, and employs at least 23,000 faculty and staff at its River Campus, Eastman School Of Music, and Medical Center, it maintains the feel of a small collegiate environment. The undergraduate student to teacher ratio holds at 10:1, which encourages active student engagement and faculty interactions.

Dr. Jane Gatewood, the Associate Provost for Global Engagement at the University of Rochester, said, “The University of Rochester is excited to partner with the Cambridge Education Group to provide a year-round Intensive English Program for international students. Our campus is home to over 3,000 students and scholars from around the globe, and this program will play a vital role in providing multiple levels of instruction and learner capability while benefitting numerous university constituencies and addressing the unique needs of our multinational student population. More than 100 countries are represented on campus, and we look forward to providing English language training as well as cultural and academic support.”

Fergus Brownlee, president of Cambridge Education Group, said, “University of Rochester ONCAMPUS greatly expands our Intensive English Program options in the U.S.. We are excited that this partnership will allow us to offer our English and academic support to new international students enrolled in the University of Rochester. We are also pleased to be able to extend the program to students who have not yet started their college studies, enabling them to benefit from our proven language instruction within an exceptional American university.”

ONCAMPUS, part of Cambridge Education Group, has five established partnerships in the U.S., located in Boston with Wheelock College, in the State of New York with Morrisville State College (part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system), with California State University Monterey Bay, with the University of Rhode Island, and with the University of North Texas. In the United Kingdom and Europe, it operates nine ONCAMPUS centers including a highly successful partnership with the world ranked University of Amsterdam.

University of Rochester ONCAMPUS will offer English language and study skills support. ONCAMPUS students will receive high-quality English language instruction, tailored to international students’ needs, to ensure they are prepared to succeed in their bachelor’s or master’s studies.

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About University of Rochester

The University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., is a doctoral-level private research university. With an undergraduate enrollment of about 6,000 undergraduate students and 3,400 graduate students, the University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Through its unique cluster-based curriculum, Rochester gives undergraduates exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty. It is home to the internationally recognized Eastman School of Music, as well as graduate programs in business, education, and medicine. Founded in 1850 under the motto Meliora ("Ever Better"), Rochester’s mission is “Learn, discover, heal, create—and make the world ever better.”

About Cambridge Education Group.

ONCAMPUS is part of Cambridge Education Group, the UK’s leading university pathway provider since 1952. Cambridge Education Group has offered university Foundation programmes since 1985 and successfully prepares hundreds of students for university every year. It currently operates ONCAMPUS centers in the UK, at a range of locations including its latest partner The University of Reading, in Europe where it has centres in Holland and Sweden and in the US where its center locations include California, Boston, Texas, Rhode Island and the State of New York.

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