The University of Southern Indiana has established a partnership with Chengdu Sport University in Chengdu, China, for students studying sport economics and management. The schools aligned curriculum to meet both institutions’ academic standards.
The partnership allows Chengdu students to complete their first three years of study at Chengdu Sport University and their fourth year at USI.
At the conclusion of their fourth year, Chengdu students will receive undergraduate degrees from both USI and Chengdu Sport University.
Executive Director of USI’s International Programs Emilija Zlatkovska says 93 students are currently enrolled in the program.
“I always say when we can’t have many students travel to all the different countries in the world, we can bring a little bit of the world to USI and Evansville. Hosting our future Chinese students here will certainly reinforce the University’s mission of global impact and visibility, and it will help diversify our campus,” said Zlatkovska.
The USI Sport Management Program is also accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
“All courses are designed to meet standards set forth by COSMA and provide students with a clear and successful path to degree completion. Instruction will focus on theory and applied knowledge,” says Renee Frimming, chair and professor of kinesiology and sport. “As a department, we are proud to have a program that appeals to international students, and we are excited to collaborate with an innovative and internationally recognized institution.”
Prior to coming to USI, Chengdu students will be required to complete an additional 100 hours of English training to facilitate cultural adaptation when they arrive at USI. All courses at USI will be taught in English.