Minneapolis—July 10, 2008— Walden University, a leader in online higher education, has launched a new Center for International Programs that provides stronger operational support and services for Walden students and faculty living outside the United States. The center provides a convenient entry point to Walden for prospective students around the world and will sponsor major global initiatives for the university and its more than 28,000 students.

“With students from more than 70 countries enrolled in our programs, Walden offers international students an ideal opportunity to earn a U.S. degree from an accredited university without the challenges of leaving their home countries and interrupting personal and professional commitments,” said Stuart Finnigan, executive director for Walden’s Center for International Programs. “The new programs and services in the center are designed to add convenience and specialized support for Walden students worldwide.”

Those services include an international transcript-review service, a proprietary English test that produces a TOEFL-equivalent score, special admissions services for international students, and multilingual enrollment advisors in Amsterdam and Baltimore.

Walden is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online institutions offering undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 405,000 students around the world. Through partnership programs, Walden and individual Laureate International University institutions offer a variety of dual degrees, study-abroad programs, and strong global education elements through numerous bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

Other international initiatives at Walden include the following:

  • Doctoral students at Walden have the opportunity to attend international residencies in Liverpool, England; Madrid, Spain; and Santiago, Chile.
  • Walden recently launched the “Perspectives on the World” speakers series, bringing distinguished scholars, journalists, and experts to Walden-sponsored events to share their diverse views on world topics. Recent speakers included social entrepreneur David Bornstein on micro-lending in the developing world and author Jeffrey Goldberg on Middle East peace prospects.
  • Walden offers a Writing Center with tutors for graduate students whose first language is not English, an online library, and a range of other student support services.

For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu or call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 in the United States and Canada; +1.443.627.7222 in the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico) and North, Central, and South America; or +31.20.713.0200 in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia.

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers doctoral and master’s degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, nursing, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and bachelor’s programs in business, psychology, child development, and computer information systems. Walden University is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu or call 1-866-492-5336.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org; 1-312-263-0456.

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