Saint Leo University is collaborating with global education services partner AVENU Learning to offer fully online degree programs in Spanish, starting in March 2021. In the first year, eight Saint Leo online degree programs will be available to students.
The programs will include bachelor's degrees in business administration, accounting, human resource management, liberal studies, psychology, computer information systems, cybersecurity, and health care administration. In Fall 2021, the partnership will expand to include three master's degrees: business administration, accountancy, and cybersecurity.
The student experience—from recruitment and admissions to the university's online coursework—will be translated and localized by AVENU Learning working closely with Saint Leo to provide a quality learning experience in the student's native language. Even the Saint Leo instructors will be native Spanish speakers, many living in Latin American countries.
The end result of this effort is that a student's language no longer has to be a barrier to receiving a quality education from a regionally accredited, nonprofit university.
"From its beginnings, Saint Leo University has made it a priority to make higher education accessible to more people," said Saint Leo University President Jeffrey Senese. "Now thanks to this partnership with AVENU Learning, we will be able to significantly expand on our mission in a revolutionary model that meets learners where they are. The language a student speaks no longer has to determine what university they attend."
Founded as a joint venture between Southern New Hampshire University and the SEEK Group, AVENU supports global learners across a portfolio of partner programs including certificates, undergraduate, and graduate degrees. AVENU's clients also include Southern New Hampshire University.
"At AVENU Learning our goal is expand access to quality, affordable online education, delivered in the language of the learner," said AVENU Learning Chief Executive Officer Jade Roth. "Saint Leo University was a natural partner because it of its strong core values, longtime experience in offering online learning programs, and commitment to serving learners wherever they want to learn."
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 19,500 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 15 education centers in five states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 95,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.
About AVENU Learning, LLC
AVENU Learning is on a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable online education, delivered in the language of the learner. As a leading global provider of educational services, AVENU works with universities and other educational providers to extend boundaries and reimagine the transnational learner. Founded as a joint venture between Southern New Hampshire University and the SEEK Group, AVENU supports global learners across a portfolio of partner programs including certificates, undergraduate, and graduate degrees. Learn more at www.avenulearning.com.