INTERLINK Mission Statement
INTERLINK helps students succeed in academic,professional and personal realms by providing intensive English, academic preparation and cross-cultural training. We promote higher order thinking, enhanced ways of learning English, and caring and respectful attitudes, all of which contribute to individuals' academic success and personal betterment.
Extended Mission Statement
Global interdependence has created an unprecedented and urgent need for better communication between individuals of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. INTERLINK Language Centers, Inc., has chosen to help meet that need by committing its talents and energies to the intensive teaching of English,to cultural orientation, and to academic preparation for those from other societies wishing to work or study in the United States.This commitment is not lightly made. To accept the challenge of preparing students of today for the uncertain demands of tomorrow is a sobering act. It is undertaken only in concert with a faculty which brings to the task the highest standards of professionalism tempered by sensitivity and humility, and by administrators with the foreknowledge that they lead best by serving, and serve best by constantly striving for instructional quality tailored to a diverse student audience.INTERLINK's most precious assets are its students, a faculty that nurtures them, and leaders able and willing to help both flourish. This student-centered approach assumes diligence on the part of learners who, with justifiably high expectations both of themselves and of INTERLINK, are willing to take responsibility for their own learning when coached by competent and caring professionals.This approach calls for a curriculum that challenges, is responsive to research findings, and is receptive to constructive criticism from faculty,students, and concerned members of the larger community. It assumes an environment where quality and fairness are accepted elements of all policy discussions and constant objectives of all decisions. By endorsing and adhering to standards set forth by the American Association of Intensive English Programs, by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, INTERLINK expresses its commitment to a learning environment rich in linguistic and cultural opportunities for qualified international students and professionals.
By striving to play its small role well, INTERLINK believes it can improve communications between peoples by helping to bridge those precious differences that give us roots and rudders in an ever shrinking and restless world.