Partner Profiles

Boston University is a leading research facility with a committed and talented faculty working in disciplines and programs ranging from high energy physics to creative writing, from archaeology to biomedical engineering, and from performance music and voice to physical and occupational therapy. BU attracts more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 140 different countries. 
Established by the University of California, Berkeley in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is one of the largest and oldest continuing education operations in the United States. UC Berkeley Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, along with more than 75 professional certificates and specialized programs of study. Extension’s enrollments total approximately 31,000 annually.
The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research and public service. The university provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels. ​​
The University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Ivy League and is an eminent, world-class institution for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, serving as a model for colleges and universities throughout the world. Penn welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni, and distinguished visitors from every corner of the world. It offers a wide scope of centers, institutes, and area studies programs, as well as courses in dozens of languages, globalization studies, and in the full range of international culture, history, development, health, business, and engineering.​​


​The University of Washington is a public flagship research university based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast.

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research university in the U.S. state of Illinois. Founded in 1867 as a land-grant institution in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, it is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system and a founding member of the Big Ten Conference.