DePaul University Provost, Marten denBoer with EC Executive Chairman, Andrew Mangion
EC enters into pathway agreement with DePaul University
EC Higher Education, a division of global provider EC English Language Centres, has collaborated with DePaul University in Chicago, US, to offer pathway programmes to the university.

The Global Pathway Programme (GPP) agreement will allow students to enrol in full-time courses at the university upon completion of their pathway, as long as all other admission requirements are met.


The two institutions will work together to establish the GPP ahead of the autumn 2018 student intake.


"EC's relationship with DePaul University marks another great achievement for our Higher Education division as we strive to provide international students with access to the finest quality education to achieve their academic goals," said Andrew Mangion, Executive Chairman of EC.


"I feel confident that with EC's wealth of resources and experience in international recruitment, coupled with our network of in-country partners, DePaul University will be well-equipped to meet its goals as a culturally diverse institution of higher learning."


Commenting on the agreement, GianMario Besana, Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning at DePaul University, said, "Through this relationship with EC Higher Education, we look forward to offering our international students a more holistic experience with increased support, thereby providing a smoother transition into life on campus.


"We're proud to welcome students from over 100 different countries, and feel confident that the GPP will serve to further diversify our student community."


Through its collaboration with EC, DePaul University will expand the support in place for international students, both academically and culturally, to help them transition into the full student community.


This is EC Higher Education's second pathway agreement with a university, following its partnership with the University in Hartford, also in the US, earlier this year.



By Georgina Deacon

Staff Journalist