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American World University, a global institution of higher learning, was founded in the Fall of 1990, in response to the need for quality distance learning at the college level. The founder and president of AWU is Dr. Maxine Asher. Dr. Asher served on the staff of eight California universities and holds advanced degrees from UCLA, California State University Northridge and Walden University. Dr. Asher studied extensively in Europe, learning European approaches to higher education. In 1972, she earned her first doctorate from the University of Granada (Spain) in the field of Linguistics and later a second doctorate was earned in Education at Walden University with a concentration in Anthropology. The expertise gained from an understanding of both the American and the European systems of education has helped American World become the foremost model of the true global university. Students can study for higher degrees in their own countries, in their own languages, and according to their own cultural customs. Working closely with Dr. Asher and her staff, are five professionally well-known educators with a wealth of multiethnic experience as well as expertise in higher education. The five A.W.U. board members are experts in their respective fields, have traveled abroad extensively, and speak at least one other language in addition to English. The Board of Directors has helped to shape the policies of global higher education and AWU.

IN FORTY YEARS OF SERVICE TO PUBLIC EDUCATION, DR. MAXINE ASHER HAS A FLAWLESS RECORD. AS A FORMER TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR WITH THE LOS ANGELES CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA, HER RECORD FOR SERVICE IS EXEMPLARY. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF TTT (TRAINING TEACHERS OF TEACHERS). SHE WAS AN OFFICER FOR THE CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND A CONSULTANT FOR NUMEROUS UNIVERSITIES. SHE WROTE DOZENS OF GRANTS FOR BILINGUAL/BICULTURAL EDUCATION INCLUDING TITLE IV AND TITLE VII FROM THE USOE. DR. ASHER WAS A SUPERVISOR OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION FOR MONTEBELLO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND DEVELOPED IN-SERVICE TRAINING CLASSES FOR TEACHING SPANISH TO TEACHERS AT LA CITY SCHOOLS. SHE WAS A CONSULTANT TO AND DEVELOPED MATERIALS FOR ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, THE ACOUSTAPHONE CORPORATION AND LYCEUM PRODUCTIONS. DR. ASHER ALSO WON A SERVICE AWARD FROM THE CITY OF ENSENADA MEXICO. IN SHORT, DR. ASHER'S EXPERIENCE HAS HELPED FORM THE NUCLEUS OF AMERICAN WORLD UNIVERSITY, ENSURING SUCCESS FOR ALL OF ITS 12,000 STUDENTS.

American World University offers the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's degree to students in the U.S.A. and in more than 25 countries, including extensive programs in Palestine, Japan, Indonesia, China, Brazil, Spain, the Philippines and Western Europe. Students may select from 40 different majors and individualized instruction is provided for all enrollees. Unique to the American World program is the policy that students may study and work in their own language following the University's academic guidelines. Translators are provided for more than 20 standard languages. Credit is given for life and work experience and books with assignments are sent by rapid courier to all parts of the globe. The University holds graduations in the U.S.A. and on four continents abroad. A scholarship program is available to worthy applicants. Scholarships are granted once yearly in the Spring of the year. Honorary doctorates are also bestowed on high-ranking individuals in foreign countries who have excelled in politics, education, or social welfare. During 1996, 5 scholarships in Journalism were awarded to members of the Egyptian Press Corps in the name of President Hosni Mubarek of Egypt and sponsored by Mr. Ibrahim Nafie, former editor of Egypt's prestigious newspaper Al Ahram.

Tuition for the American World University degree program is extremely low and students may make monthly payments. Currency of foreign countries in Western Europe is accepted. Residence seminars are given twice yearly and travel and certificate programs are also available. The Associate of Arts degree may also be earned. Extensive Liberal Arts training is required at the undergraduate level unless students have already taken previous course work in this area. All students are strictly qualified prior to acceptance into a degree program. American World University offers the optimum at-distance learning experience. Its programs are currently available to students across the globe.

 

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