HONOLULU, Hawaii (October 19, 2006)-- In association with Upper Iowa University (UIU) in Fayette, Iowa, Intercultural Communications College (ICC) in Honolulu will begin offering a Certificate in American Studies in January 2007. UIU is regionally accredited and the largest private university in Iowa. ICC is the first accredited English as a second language (ESL) and college preparatory school in Hawaii.
“Upper Iowa University is excited to provide this opportunity for students in Hawaii,” said Tim Hunt, associate vice president for UIU’s extended university. “In doing so, we are expanding our educational opportunities for students by reaching beyond the physical borders of the States.”
The certificate can benefit students not served in traditional college environments -- adults wanting to return to college part-time, high school students wanting to get a head-start on college studies, and the many international students who will be able to use this program to establish American Academic English skills. It is comprised of five undergraduate core courses and enables domestic and international students the opportunity to build their confidence and skill in American Academic English while studying in a supportive environment. .
Dr. Daniel Janik, coordinator of American Academic English programs at ICC, has developed a neurobiological-based theory and method of instruction called “Transformational Learning” that is in use at the school. This approach has proven successful in helping many students make remarkable academic progress.
“After 16 years of offering the best in English language and college preparatory training to local and international students, ICC is very excited to be taking a new step in offering a unique bridge to university for both domestic and international students,” said Janik. “Students will be able to continue on to a two- or four-year program at one of the fine tertiary institutions here in Hawaii or on the mainland at Upper Iowa University or another college of their choice.”
For more information, visit the ICC website www.icchawaii.edu, or call (800)946-2445.