FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board agreed Wednesday to form a partnership with a nonprofit organization that looks to provide an intensive English-language program at the college.
The memorandum of understanding between the college district and the International Education Center will provide programs for students who are not native speakers, to help them prepare for academic studies. It is good from Sept. 1 through Aug. 30, 2017.
“This is a great opportunity for the college as we look at providing more education for international students,” said Jowel Laguerre, the college’s superintendent/president.
The center began in 2000 and has an existing program at Diablo Valley College in Contra Costa County. It’s helped students from more than 40 countries.
“Our mutual goal is to offer non-immigrant, F-1 visa, English language students an opportunity to study in an intensive English language program, in order to gain the oral and written skills needed to successfully complete their higher education goals,” said Sally Conover, the International Education Center director, in a prepared statement.
The program currently awaits state approval.
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