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Oral Roberts University (ORU) has formed an academic partnership with Asia Life University (ALU). The two academic institutions have come together to form a 1-plus-3 program for high school students throughout Asia to obtain an ORU education. An official agreement was signed this week in Daejeon, South Korea.
"ORU is excited to partner with Asia Life University and expand our efforts to recruit Korean students," says ORU President Billy Wilson. "This academic partnership is the first major effort in the globalization of ORU, and our desire is to help raise up the next generation of Christian leaders to impact Korea, Asia and beyond for Jesus Christ."
Students enrolled in the program will study at ALU in Daejeon, South Korea, for one year. After completing up to 30 hours of undergraduate courses at the South Korean campus, students with adequate TOEFL scores will have the opportunity to study at ORU in Tulsa, Okla., for the remaining three years.
Students may choose from more than 50 undergraduate majors, including accounting, biblical literature, biology, communications, computer information technology, elementary education, engineering, French, graphic design, international business, international community development, management, ministry and leadership, psychology, Spanish, worship arts and many more. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a bachelor's degree from ORU.
International students enrolled in the 1-plus-3 program may apply for Quest Whole Person scholarships, premier merit scholarships and merit awards. In addition to these scholarship opportunities, students will also receive grant money based on the total number of students enrolled in the academic partnership program.
The academic partnership between ORU and ALU is the first major global outreach program to be established under the tenure of President Wilson. Globalization efforts began in June as a task force began to examine ways to fulfill the global mandate of the university by expanding access to ORU's whole person education for students worldwide.