MSU and Japanese college sign articulation agreement
Realizing emerging trends in todayís global world, David Fuller, president of Minot State University, recently signed an articulation agreement with Japan College of Foreign Language. Under the memorandum of understanding, the two institutions agree to work toward a "two-plus-two" collaboration model, which means Minot State will accept and apply courses students complete at JCFL toward a four-year MSU degree.
"The partnership with Japan College of Foreign Languages is a great opportunity for Minot State University to enroll high-caliber students from Japan who have already proven their ability to succeed in university-level courses and who have a high level of English proficiency," said Libby Claerbout, director of international programs. "Students benefit by transferring up to 31 credits towards their general education requirements here at MSU."
Minot State received the opportunity to work with JCFL, a non-profit educational foundation accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education in 1978 as a vocational college, through The Language Company. JCFL grants two-year associates degrees, and the school was looking to expand the number of its study-abroad partner universities.
Japanese students will study two years at JCFL and receive a general education associateís degree. English, as a foreign language, is a main component of the two years of study. Students will then transition into TLC to enhance their English skills and finally matriculate into Minot State, a TLC-host institution.
Kristen Wood, transfer articulation specialist, worked closely with MSUís academic departments on the coordination of transfer-credit approval. JCFL students may transfer up to 31 credits and receive credit for up to seven general education requirements at MSU.
For additional information, contact Claerbout at 858-4155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.