Global Education Initiative
What is PathwayConnect and the Global Education Initiative?
PathwayConnect is a low-cost education program that helps people start or return to college. Pathway Connect courses are designed to help students learn basic skills and gain the confidence and abilities needed to succeed in college and in life.
This program has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students in over 65 countries worldwide. All course materials are produced, and all meetings are conducted solely in English.
The Center for Language Studies supports this Global Education Initiative by developing, administering, and maintaining high-quality English-language assessments. These assessments help to ensure student success in the following ways:
1) They place prospective Pathway students in the program that best fits their English-language ability
2) They measure their language-acquisition progress
3) They evaluate their real-world proficiency
More About Pathway Connect
Over the span of one year (three semesters), students complete coursework online. During each of these three semesters, students enrolled in PathwayConnect take a light course load consisting of both academic and religious education.
In addition to taking academic and religion courses, PathwayConnect students also gather every Thursday evening at a local institute or church meetinghouse where they participate in educational and leadership activities related to their courses, build lifelong friendships, and deepen testimonies of Jesus Christ.
After successfully completing PathwayConnect, students can apply to earn a certificate or degree online from BYU-Idaho, consider a local college or university, get a new or improved job, or pursue a variety of other options. Courses taken during PathwayConnect may later qualify for credit that can be applied toward a BYU-Idaho Certificate or Degree.