On June 5, 2017, Yuni Nguyen, President of the American Language Academy (ALA) visited the Xi’an International University (XAIU). Ms. Nguyen met with Guo Xinhua, Dean of International Cooperation and Director of International Center, Geoffrey K. Tsang, Vice Director for International Programs, International Center Associate Dean, College of International Cooperation and several members of their staff. The meeting was arranged by Tang Cai, China Program Coordinator. for the American Language Academy.
XAIU is located in the heart of Xi’an and boasts two beautiful campuses totaling 135 hectares, a student population in excess of 23,000, and faculty and staff of over 1,500. The University includes 11 colleges with 34 departments offering a total of 101 major fields of study, which cover economics, humanities, management, engineering, agriculture, medicine and law. It has grown into a multi-discipline and multi-layer comprehensive university.
The XAIU Deans are interested in both teacher training and the possibility of an International ALA operation headquartered at XAIU. Further, ALA and XAIU will establish a framework whereby ALA will act as a bridge to help XAIU establish degree programs with appropriate ALA pathway partners. ALA has pathway agreements with 74 US universities and colleges.