December 05, 2012 at 11:45 AM EST
Pine Manor College Expands Partnership With Prime Education and Training (UK) Ltd. to Increase Its International Student Population
New Program Grows Pine Manor's Multicultural Community

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- Pine Manor College (PMC) in Chestnut Hill, MA, one of the most diverse liberal arts women's colleges in the nation, announced today it has signed a new ten-year contractual partnership with Prime Education and Training (UK) Ltd. to attract and serve more international students. The new contract extends a previous five year contract established in 2011, designed to help recruit academically qualified international students to attend the school.

"We are very pleased to welcome more international students who will bring to our community a range of cultural backgrounds," said Pine Manor's Interim President Ellen S. Hurwitz, Ph.D. "Through this collaboration we will bring an expanded international perspective into our classrooms, which is a critical component to creating a vibrant learning environment."

Pine Manor College anticipates enrollment of over 100 new full-time residential students as well as increased numbers of students in English language programs, throughout the regular academic year and also in the summer of 2013. The school also expects the agreement to produce revenues in excess of $30 million.

Students can pursue a bachelor's degree, an associate's degree or enroll in the University Foundation Pathway Program, which is designed to transition students directly to their sophomore year of an undergraduate degree. Associate level degrees are available to both women and men but bachelor degrees are available only to women.

Prime Education and Training (UK) Ltd. specializes in English language training courses and university preparation courses which equip international students for the linguistic and academic demands of leading English-speaking universities. Students enrolled in the co-ed University Foundation Pathway Program will take the same academic courses as regular Pine Manor students, but will receive special English-language training and academic study skills as well.

"We are proud of our relationship with Pine Manor College and are delighted to be extending our mutually rewarding partnership. We are looking forward to recruiting new international students to Pine Manor and providing them with the opportunity to receive a top-class education at the ideal American school for their needs," said Andrew Green, a Director at Prime Education and Training (UK) Ltd.

As part of the partnership, Pine Manor has leased a dedicated facility to Prime Education and Training (UK) Ltd. to operate its own English language training school on the campus. This partnership is also facilitating the investment in infrastructural and technological upgrades to position Pine Manor as a state of the art undergraduate learning community.

About Pine Manor College

Pine Manor College is a women-centered college in the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts that awards the bachelor of arts degree to women and the associate and master's degrees to men and women. It is a global community that promotes multiculturalism, social responsibility, and collaborative leadership in an inclusive learning environment both in and out of the classroom. The College consistently ranks among the most diverse BA liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to US News & World Report's America's Best Colleges. For further information, please visit www.pmc.edu.

Contact:
Kathy Gardner
Seigenthaler Public Relations
917-657-9014
kgardner@seigenthaler.com

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