January 27, 2014

About

Since 1980, thousands of students have attended INTERLINK to receive intensive English training and prepare for academic studies and professional development.

The President’s Message…

Greetings!

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,
Ahad Shahbaz
President

Our Vision

Committed to transformative education, INTERLINK strives to promote mutual respect, cross-cultural understanding, and peaceful coexistence by enabling participants to: recognize and appreciate cultural differences; communicate in accurate and thoughtful ways; and become creative and humane leaders.

Our Mission

Guided by standards of quality and fairness, we provide English language instruction, academic preparation, cross-cultural orientation, and professional development training in ways that empower participants to become engaged students, independent learners, critical thinkers, and effective communicators.
Extended Mission Statement

Values

Committed to excellence in training, 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 participants’ needs.


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