The President’s Message…
Success in today’s world demands analytic thinking, increased cross-cultural competence, and effective communication skills. Proficiency in a second language, especially English, is vital for students’ academic performance and for business people’s professional interaction and effectiveness in negotiations. To those ends, INTERLINK provides a unique, project-based, experiential curriculum, inspired by learning theories, research, and practical applications. The INTERLINK experience engages learners actively in diverse linguistic, academic, and cross-cultural settings. Individual needs and progress are carefully monitored, and learners receive systematic feedback, encouragement, and support.
Located on campuses of top-ranked U.S. universities, INTERLINK offers its students full access to all facilities and many academic services, including assistance with conditional admission to these institutions. Students can meet American students and professors, audit or take classes for credit, and experience university campus life. Throughout their stay, students receive help from our dedicated faculty and staff with personal, cultural, and academic challenges.
As INTERLINK approaches its 40th year in higher education, our evolution which began with expansion in the U.S. is pushing us to reach out to other countries as well. Our initial prototype at a Saudi Arabian university has become well established and has enabled us to adapt our methodology to different conditions without losing its key parameters (noted above). Technology has opened language content opportunities that were not possible when INTERLINK began, but language is fundamentally a social process, and our commitment remains to real-time instructional guidance which is essential for fluency and critical thinking to develop.
As we expand our operations internationally, it seems fitting that we adopt a new name that better matches this new identity. We have chosen “INTERLINK International Institutes” to reflect this expanded focus.
Wherever we may be able to serve you, in the U.S. or abroad, we invite you to take advantage of our innovative approaches and culturally enriching learning environments.
With warmest wishes,
Committed to transformative education, INTERLINK strives to promote mutual respect, cross-cultural understanding, and peaceful coexistence by enabling program participants to: communicate in accurate and thoughtful ways; recognize and appreciate cultural differences; and become creative and caring leaders.
Guided by standards of quality and fairness, we provide English instruction, academic preparation, cross-cultural orientation, and professional development training in ways that empower participants to become engaged and independent learners, critical thinkers, and effective communicators.
Extended Mission Statement
Grounded in an ethos of service, we believe that honesty, openness, and compassion are qualities fundamental to meaningful interaction. All our actions stem from a single focus – disciplined attention to student needs, satisfaction, and success. Our faculty embody the highest standards of professionalism manifested with care, concern, and commitment. Our administrators are clear that they lead best by serving and serve best by meeting student needs.