DelVal partners with Pearl S. Buck International to recruit international students

Credit: Pearl S. Buck International. DelVal President Dr. Joseph Brosnan and Pearl S. Buck International President and CEO Janet Mintzer.

Feb 10, 2015

Pearl S. Buck International and Delaware Valley College entered into an agreement today to partner to recruit international students. Both parties committed to identifying qualified international students from China to enroll at DelVal.

The partnership is a natural extension of the work Pearl S. Buck International does in China and aligns with its mission of providing opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures.

“We are honored to bridge the East and West and be a conduit for international students who want to pursue a higher education degree in the United States,” said Pearl S. Buck International President and CEO Janet Mintzer. “We welcome the opportunity to support these students as they immerse themselves into the American culture at DelVal.”

“This unique partnership supports the distinct missions of our two institutions,” said DelVal President Dr. Joseph Brosnan. “DelVal seeks to continue to provide educational opportunities with an emphasis on respect for all people and ideas. Our desire to broaden our educational opportunities for international students also supports Pearl S. Buck International’s legacy of uniting nations, societies, communities and individuals with an appreciation for cultural differences.”

DelVal will become Delaware Valley University on April 8.

“With the attainment of university status, DelVal intends to provide greater educational opportunities to a more diverse student population,” said Art Goon, vice president for enrollment management. “Increasing our international student population will serve to make our educational experience more enriching and impactful as we prepare students for an ever-changing global society.  This partnership will help move us forward as a small, but distinctive university.”

Pearl S. Buck International and DelVal will work together to enable the students to learn the language, culture and customs of the United States while achieving a rigorous education. As part of the agreement, Pearl S. Buck International will support the international students by arranging for home stays with local families during holidays and semester breaks as well as monthly activities.