Since launching the partnership in February 2012, staff from the University, INTO and the joint venture have worked hard to prepare for last week's launch and to reach the aggressive goal of 350 students for its first ever intake.
Colorado State President Tony Frank expressed his delight about meeting this goal and enrolling students from various parts of the world.
"Thanks to our partnership with INTO, we are pleased to welcome a fine cohort of new students from across the globe to the CSU campus this fall," he said. "A culturally rich, internationally engaged campus provides the type of learning environment that prepares all our students to interact and succeed in a world that is increasingly complex and connected."
The collaboration with INTO has reinforced Colorado State University and Fort Collins as a premier destination for international students. Through INTO's global recruiting network, the public-private partnership is enhancing the University's ability to attract, prepare and inspire undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world.
The INTO CSU centre will be led by John Didier, who was appointed Centre Director in July. Didier spent the past five years as Associate Dean in CSU's College of Liberal Arts, and for 13 years was a member of the University's history department, specialising in Asian history and Chinese intellectual history. Didier said: "This programme will greatly benefit CSU and I'm confident it will enhance the educational experience not only for our students, but for faculty and staff as well."
For more information visit the INTO CSU website.