Academic Partners

Philippi, West Virginia, USA

Alderson-Broaddus College (A-B) has been providing quality education for more than 140 years. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts, A-B is a health-related and professional educational institution. The nursing program of A-B started in 1945 as the first four-year baccalaureate nursing program in West Virginia. It has attracted high-quality students and has graduated professionals who excel in many interesting nursing careers. The A-B nursing program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since 1974. In addition the program is approved by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. A-B’s campus is situated in College Hill Drive, overlooking the picturesque Tygart River Valley.

Alderson-Broaddus College is AU’s partner for the International Nursing Program which leads to an American Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

Perth City, Western Australia, Australia

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution that was awarded university status in 1991. ECU has since developed innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines, established a vibrant research culture and attracted a growing range of quality research partners and researchers, many working at the cutting edge of their fields. ECU was awarded a five-star rating for its teaching and graduate satisfaction in the Good Universities Guide of Australia. ECU has three campuses in Western Australia, two of them are in Perth and one in Bunbury. It has more than 27,000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Approximately 5,500 of these are international students originating from over 70 countries.

AU has articulation agreements with Edith Cowan University for the following courses: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (International and Local), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration(all majors) and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Luzern, Switzerland

IMI is a private Swiss hotel school located in Luzern, a famous tourist destination and a region known for its high quality of education. IMI takes pride in being the only 100 percent Swiss owned and managed hotel school in Switzerland with English as the primary medium of instruction. IMI’s programs enable students to experience a combination of Swiss practical training and British academic approaches through its collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University of the United Kingdom.

IMI is AU’s partner for the International Hospitality Management Program which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Hospitality Management.


Auckland, New Zealand

NTEC is a consortium of four tertiary institutes which are all accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The four institutes are Concordia Institute of Business (CIB), National Technology Institute (NTI), New Zealand Institute of Learning and Development (NZILD), and The College of Future Learning NZ (FutureCOL). The main campus of NTEC is in the central business district of Auckland but it also has campuses in Tauranga, Napier and Hastings. NTEC enjoys the reputation of having a multi-cultural learning environment with a staff that is well-experienced in handling international students.

AU has articulation agreements with NTEC for the following courses: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (all majors), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (all majors) and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.



Ballarat City, Victoria, Australia

The University of Ballarat (UB) is Australia's only regional multi-sector university, providing technical and further education, undergraduate and post-graduate courses. UB is the third oldest site of higher learning in Australia. It has a broad national and international outlook offering the best of both worlds; combining a strong tradition of tertiary education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a multi-sector University, with close links to local industry and technology. UB is known for its strong Information Technology program, with two IBM facilities located in its Technology Park. Its Bachelor of Information Technology program is innovative and designed based on inputs from major IT industry partners. UB has six campuses in Victoria, three in Ballarat, and one in Horsham, Stawell and Ararat. UB has around 25,000 international and domestic students.

AU has an articulation agreement with the University of Ballarat for AU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (all majors) course.


The University of the Sunshine Coast is regarded as one of Australia’s fastest growing universities with the rapid development of its facilities and academic programs. Established in 1996, USC gained its full university status in 1999. USC now offers around 150 undergraduate and postgraduate study programs in business and information technology; communication and design; education; health; humanities and social sciences; and science and engineering. USC is also the only public university in Queensland to be given a five-star rating for teaching quality. Situated in Sippy Downs, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast region, USC offers a relaxed lifestyle that complements its modern facilities and high quality of education.

AU has articulation agreements with USC for AU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (all majors) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology courses.


Institutional Partners

First Place, Inc. is a Philippine-based career and education counseling organization, which helps students and young professionals attend training and internships, cultural exchanges, travels and studies in the United States, Europe, Australia and other countries. Since 1999, FPI has been serving hundreds of students and young professionals gain valuable experience in self-reliance and independence while experiencing other cultures and gaining new friends and business contacts through its various overseas program.