Seventeen students who spent two years studying at Millersville University recently graduated from their home university in China. It’s part of a program that Millersville has been involved with since 2016.
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the China Center for International Educational Exchange offer the Sino-American Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development program – or CHEPD, for short. Through this partnership, students complete two degrees, one from their home university in China and a degree from Millersville University. Undergraduate students from any Chinese member institution transfers to MU for 2 to 2.5 years and graduate students for 1 to 1.5 years.
This past May, 17 students graduated with degrees from MU and NEAU and they celebrated with a virtual ceremony. Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, president of Millersville University, offered his remarks and congratulations virtually.
Northeast Agricultural University has been Millersville’s primary partner university in China since 2018. Students in this program earn a bachelor’s degree in biology. “The past few years students in the program have worked hard to complete the program remotely,” says Dr. Christina Kinney, associate director of education abroad and partnerships at Millersville. “As this partnership begins to venture into post-pandemic international collaboration, the Office of International Programs and Services looks forward to planning for the relaunch of international mobility for students, faculty and administrators in the CHEPD program.”
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