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Franklin University Sponsors International Exchange Program

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University is proud to announce that yesterday, May 1, representatives from seven of the University’s international partner institutions arrived in Columbus for an Outbound Coordinators Exchange Program, a 10-day lock step program sponsored by the Franklin University Office of International Services & Programs, through the U.S. Department of State-designated Franklin University Exchange Visitor Program.

Exchange Scholars participating are Franklin’s Outbound Program Coordinators from Macedonia, Oman, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Vietnam, who will share their own education systems’ structures and insights into their institutions’ operations, policies, and culture.

The purpose of the exchange is to streamline and strengthen the admission, registration, and academic advisement processes for the Outbound Programs’ students and to enhance the mutual enrichment of Franklin and its global partners.

The Outbound Coordinators Exchange program includes presentations regarding:

The U.S. educational system

• Franklin’s structure
• Hands-on admission reviews
• Policy reviews
• Internal and external processes and procedures
• The MBA Program
• ESL foundations
• Franklin’s testing methodologies and practices
• The Student Learning Center (SLC) and how it can help outbound students and faculty
• Registration policies and procedures
• Graduation planning

International agreements and events such as this week’s Outbound Coordinators visit strengthen the University’s global presence and further distinguish Franklin as an innovator and leader in the export of higher education.  The University’s global presence was augmented in 2010 when the U.S. Department of State (DOS) designated Franklin a sponsor within the DOS Exchange Visitor Program (J-Visa). This designation provides the University with the opportunity to increase its mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges between the people of the U.S. and its international partner institutions. 

This week’s exchange, made possible through the University’s J-Visa designation, facilitates efforts to keep Franklin abreast of what is happening in the world as well as better serve our students as they prepare for an increasingly global economy and workplace.   

Franklin currently participates in agreements with the Wroclaw School of Banking in Poland, the University St. Kliment Ohridski-Bitola in Macedonia, the National Mining University (NMU) in the Ukraine, Okan University in Istanbul, Turkey, the University of Economics of Bratislava in Slovakia, Mangalore University in India, Sichuan University in China, Vietnam National University in Vietnam, the Modern College of Business and Science in the Sultanate of Oman, and Megatrend University in the Republic of Serbia.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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