Isabela State University is now open to foreign students after getting the approval of the country’s Bureau of Immigration.
The University was accredited to offer 19 undergraduate programs and 8 graduate school programs of the Isabela State University-Echague Main Campus.
These programs include:
- AB English
- AB Psychology
- AB Mass Communication
- BA in Public Administration
- BS Agriculture
- BS Agribusiness
- BS Agricultural Engineering
- BS Business Administration
- BS Elementary Education
- BS Secondary Education
- BS Biology
- BS Mathematics
- BS Entrepreneurship
- BS Information Technology
- BS Accountancy
- BS Animal Husbandry
- BS Civil Engineering
- BS Criminology
- BS Nursing
- MAT/MAEd Social Science & Home Technology
- MAT/MS Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology
- MA Business Management and Public Management
- MS Crop Science and Animal Science
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Ph.D. Agricultural Science
- Ph.D. Institutional Development Management
ISU would be setting-up a Foreign Student Unit and designate a liaison officer who shall be assisting and representing the foreign students in all transactions with the Bureau of Immigration.
In an interview, Dr. Boyet L. Batang, Vice President for Academic Affairs, says the undertaking beefs up the University’s internationalization efforts, especially on bringing ISU in the global education network.
Dr. Batang writes, “this signals the internationalization of our academic programs as well as a window for international collaboration with other academic and non-academic institutions. This would also allow us to venture more in terms of student internship and immersion abroad, research collaborations, faculty and student exchange, among others”.
In a statement, ISU President Dr. Ricmar P. Aquino expressed that this venture is an indication that “ISU is now ready in helping shape new ways for the world”.
He explained that aside from the academic prestige, this also propels the University to be more responsive to the Sustainable Development Goals.
“As we enter the global arena, we would now be more reflective of our critical role in advocating the SDGs, especially in the higher education sector. Hence, I enjoin the ISU Community in turning to the perceptive course that internationalization must now be even more emphasized and considered in the broader context of ISU’s position in the world”. (GZ/BJC/JF-UMIS-CMS)