Overview

For students studying abroad, a School of Record makes it possible to receive a U.S. transcript for the courses they take abroad. GEI has a School of Record relationship with several institutions of higher education, including San Jose State University, The College of New Jersey and SUNY-Buffalo State.

Students enrolled in our courses receive a Grade Record document – similar to an academic transcript. School of Record partners review every GEI course, general academic practices and standards. With their approval, GEI courses are judged to be equivalent to those offered at the U.S. institution. They are therefore validated for U.S. higher education credit by the School of Record.
 
 

San Jose State University


San José State University (SJSU) is a public comprehensive university located in San Jose, CA, in Silicon Valley. It is the oldest public university on the West Coast, as well as the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system. Located in downtown San Jose, the SJSU main campus is situated on 154 acres (62 ha). SJSU offers its 32,000 students 145 bachelor’s and master’s degrees with 108 concentrations and five credential programs with 19 concentrations.

As of fall 2017, graduate student enrollment at SJSU was the highest of any campus in the CSU system. SJSU’s student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation, with large Asian and Hispanic enrollments, as well as the highest foreign student enrollment of all master’s institutions in the U.S. More SJSU alumni are hired by Silicon Valley firms than graduates of any other college or university, and philanthropic support of SJSU is among the highest in the CSU system.

The School of Record agreement follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad. All academic decisions of GEI’s study abroad programs follow pre-established criteria for agreed standards and are subject to an assessment by SJSU. Among others, all internal academic controls within GEI have to be administered by academics whose qualifications approximate those of comparable academic administrators on the home campus and are consistent with requirements of any overseas partner universities. This ensures that courses are designed and taught by qualified instructors consistent with the level of academic rigor expected at the home campus, allowing for a straightforward credit approval and transfer process.
 
 

The College of New Jersey

Logo - TCNJGEI is proud to partner with The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) which acts as the official School of Record for the majority of GEI’s study abroad programs following the signing of a comprehensive academic agreement.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. It is currently ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive” schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges, is rated the No.1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is considered a “best buy” in higher education by both Barron’s and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Furthermore, in 2006 TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, an honor shared by less than 10% of colleges and universities nationally.

TCNJ is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. It currently hosts more than 6,500 full-time students. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through 7 schools (Arts & Communication, Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Science, Engineering, and Nursing, Health & Exercise Science). TCNJ is particularly passionate about its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey, the nation and the world.

The School of Record agreement follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad. All academic decisions of GEI’s study abroad programs follow pre-established criteria for agreed standards and are subject to an assessment by TCNJ. Among others, all internal academic controls within GEI have to be administered by academics whose qualifications approximate those of comparable academic administrators on the home campus and are consistent with requirements of any overseas partner universities. This ensures that courses are designed and taught by qualified instructors consistent with the level of academic rigor expected at the home campus, allowing for a straightforward credit approval and transfer process.
 
 

SUNY-Buffalo State: Anne Frank Project

Logo-Anne-Frank-ProjectLogo-SUNY-Buffalo-StateA special School of Record partnership exists for our Drama-Based Education program. GEI is proud to collaborate with the Anne Frank Project (AFP) at the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo State.

Established in 1871, Buffalo State’s long history and commitment to education are the cornerstones of its respected reputation. The largest comprehensive four-year college in the SUNY system, Buffalo State educates more than 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year and has an alumni population of 100,000. The college is known for its strong community connections and a continuing commitment to providing high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.

Founded by theater professor Drew Kahn, the university’s Anne Frank Project seeks to use storytelling as a vehicle for community building, conflict resolution and identity exploration. Inspired by the wisdom of Anne Frank, it surfaces and shares stories stifled by oppression. Since 2013, GEI and AFP are collaborating on using and spreading the AFP’s story-building and drama-based education model locally, nationally and especially internationally. As a pilot country, Rwanda is regularly receiving AFP-trained delegations to provide teacher training workshops at local schools.