Delaware State University has expanded its collaboration with institutions in the People’s Republic of China with the signing this week of a new agreement with Jishou University.
DSU President Harry Lee Williams and Jishou University President You June signed the agreement on March 22 during a meeting on the DSU campus.
The agreement establishes a “2 plus 2” program, in which Chinese students will complete their first two years of undergraduate studies at Jishou University and then finish their last two years at DSU. The agreement will involve students majoring in business and management related disciplines.
The accord between the two countries specifies 20 courses Chinese students must complete at Jishou University as well as the courses that they will take at DSU. Many of the courses will come under DSU’s College of Business.
Before enrolling at DSU, the Chinese students must successfully complete an English training class at Jishou University.
“It is another step in the right direction for DSU in terms of global outreach,” said Dr. Williams. “In addition to benefiting Jishou University, it will benefit our faculty, staff and students as well as the state of Delaware.”