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  • AES delegates follow up on GAC graduates in a visit to the University of Iowa

    17 May 2017
    8th May, Iowa City: While in Iowa City to visit parent organisation ACT, Inc., a delegation of eight staff members from ACT Education Solutions, Limited visited the University of Iowa and met with college and department heads and GAC graduates now attending the university. Dr. Chaden Djalali, Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; [...]
  • The annual GAC License Holder’s Summit looks back at 15 years of the Global Assessment Certificate™ program in China

    12 May 2017
    April 14th and 15th, Changsha: The 15th GAC Summit was successfully held over two days at the Intercontinental in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, where three GAC centers are located. The event marked the GAC’s 15th anniversary and attracted more than 130 participants, mainly GAC license holders and center staff from all over China. [...]
  • Jakarta-based Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri takes on the GAC program

    01 March 2017
    1st March 2017, Jakarta: Last month the private principle-centred educational organisation Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri became the most recent licensee to join the Global Assessment Certificate program’s group of approved teaching centres in Indonesia. Founded in 1994, SPM is a non-denominational and not-for-profit educational organisation that follows a student-centred and inquiry-based approach with students from Kindergarten [...]
  • The first GAC Professional Development Conference in Mexico sheds light on teachers’ ICT uptake

    23 February 2017
    January 20: Almost 100 educators at 21 secondary schools across the country attended the inaugural conference in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to support the teachers and managers of the Global Assessment Certificate™ program (GAC) university preparation course. Keynote speaker Dr. Alfredo Zenteno from Escuela Sierra Nevada presented the results of his doctoral research case study on the [...]
  • AES focuses New GAC Director of Studies annual training workshop on academic integrity and excellence

    24 November 2016
    November 19 and 20, Hangzhou: The focus of the 2016 New DoS workshop held this month was academic integrity and academic quality control at Approved Teaching Centres (ATCs). Four Directors of Studies from well-established ATCs in China and overseas were invited to share their experiences of managing the GAC program.   Over 50 people from 30 [...]
  • American Council on Education (ACE) now recommends 44 credits for the GAC program

    24 August 2016
    May 2016: The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 15 of ACT Education Solutions’ modules from the GAC program. Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and [...]
  • 15th GAC License Holder’s Summit Marks the GAC’s 15th Anniversary

    16 May 2016
    April 22nd and 23rd, Shanghai: The 15th GAC Summit was successfully held over two days at Holiday Inn Pudong Kangqiao in Shanghai, the city where the GAC China Headquarters are located. The event marked the GAC’s 15th anniversary and attracted more than 100 participants, mainly GAC license holders and center staff from all over China. [...]
  • ACT Education Solutions launches the GAC program in Japan

    08 March 2016
    Tokyo, Feb 24, 2016: Japan Global Education Gateways (JGEG) became the first and only authorized representative of AES in Japan at a GAC launching ceremony witnessed by more than 30 representatives from high schools and education organizations. During the ceremony, AES’s Group General Manager, Andrew Todd, appointed Tien-Shi Chen, Itsuyso Momoki, and Sanada Yukimitsu as [...]
  • Five Graduating GAC Students from Budi Mulia Dua International High School Receive Scholarships from Japanese Universities

    16 September 2015
    Yogyakarta, 7th April, 2015: Rizky Fajar Pratama, Irfan Araki Panggabean, and Aditya Wahyu Wijanarko, current year 12 students at Budi Mulia Dua high school, have been accepted into prestigious Ritsumeikan University, Japan with scholarships ranging from 20% to 50%.   Aditya and Rizky, are both enrolled in the Community and Regional Policy Studies major, College [...]
  • Twenty GAC students graduate from Budi Mulia Dua International High School in Yogyakarta bound for Indonesia, the United States and Japan

    09 September 2015
    June 2, Yogyakarta: Twenty GAC students have graduated from both the GAC program and National High School curriculum at Budi Mulia Dua International High School, broadening their options for university study. Of the group, one has accepted a place at American University in Washington, USA and one has accepted an offer from Ritsumeikan University, Japan. [...]