BIR Partner Universities

Partner Institutions in the USA and Canada

BIR Training Center is a proprietary institution of postsecondary education specializing in ESL and test preparation founded in Chicago in 1993. Each year hundreds of students enter U.S. degree granting institutions upon completion of BIR classes and programs. This list of institutions includes BIR established partners.

Alliant International University

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About Alliant International University

I would like to welcome BIR graduates to Alliant International University! Alliant International University is a private, benefit corporation higher education institution based in San Diego, California.

With majors in Business, Psychology, Education and Law, our programs are designed to help develop professionals to do meaningful work that makes a lasting impact. Our approach to education combines theory and practice; scholarship and application. We provide a professional school environment where students learn from a faculty of seasoned working professionals and receive practical training while still in school through a combination of internships, practica, consulting, and community service projects.

Arti Patel Martinez
Director of International Recruitment and Operations
Alliant International University

 Algonquin College

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About Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada

If you’re looking for world-class education in a vibrant, multicultural setting, you’ll find it at Algonquin College. With over 180 programs and three campuses, we’re one of Canada’s largest colleges – yet we’re still small enough to nurture a friendly, student-oriented community atmosphere. The International Education Centre is here to help you succeed academically while enjoying life at our welcoming, multicultural school located in the heart of Ottawa, Canada.

Algonquin College welcomes BIR graduates to learn how we approach education differently. Please visit us on our website or contact us directly at

Nadia Ramseier
Manager, International Education Centre
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

 Argosy University

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About Argosy University

At Argosy University, we’re proud to support one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation as well as an active, thriving undergraduate community. As a student, you’ll enjoy a collegial, supportive academic environment that emphasizes teaching and practical training across the areas of education, business, health sciences and psychology. Each of our programs is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility in a supportive, learner-centered environment of mutual respect and academic excellence.

Argosy University, Chicago traces its history to 1976 as the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is the original campus of the American Schools of Professional Psychology. In September 2002, Argosy Education Group, owner of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, officially launched Argosy University, Chicago.

Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University.

We welcome the graduates from BIR Training Center to Argosy University, Chicago!

C. Ronald Kimberling, Ph.D.
Chicago & Schaumburg Campuses

Cardinal Stritch University

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About Cardinal Stritch University

Cardinal Stritch University began as a teaching institution for the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Today, Stritch offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience, and build professional networks.

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as an excellent choice for studying the arts, business, education, leadership, liberal arts, nursing, and the sciences. Our campus is located just north of Milwaukee and select programs are also offered at locations in downtown Milwaukee, Madison, Brookfield and online.

Students with diverse faith and cultural backgrounds are invited to embrace and live our core Franciscan values of creating a caring community, showing compassion, reverencing creation and making peace. With more than 33,000 alumni, our graduates are known for their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures. Through education, academic support, mentoring, and career opportunities, we help students find their mission in life.

We welcome the graduates from BIR Training Center to Cardinal Stritch University! It is exciting that students from around the world will have an opportunity to enroll in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Allan D. Mitchler
Vice President of Enrollment Services
Cardinal Stritch University

Devry University

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About DeVry University

If you are looking for an undergraduate degree program, consider DeVry University. We offer small class sizes, a year-round enrollment every 8 weeks with processing new or transfer I-20, and degree completion programs. At DeVry, you can earn a reputable degree from an accredited university.

We are excited to partner with BIR Training Center and to have BIR graduates onboard. We look forward to meeting your educational objectives!

Shabbir Ghatila
Supervisor, Partner Relations International
DeVry Education Group

Keller University

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About Keller Graduate School of Management

Whether you're interested in earning an MBA with a choice of 17 concentrations or one of seven specialized master's degrees, Keller graduate programs and our experiential learning approach can help you develop relevant skills to stand out in your target industry. Small class sizes, a year-round enrollment every 8 weeks with processing new or transfer I-20, and degree completion programs.

We are excited to assist BIR Training Center graduates with meeting your educational goals!

Shabbir Ghatila
Supervisor, Partner Relations International
DeVry Education Group

Oakland City University

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About Oakland City University

Welcome BIR students to Oakland City University. OCU is an exceptional campus where academic excellence is combined with spiritual formation and applied guidance to create a unique educational experience. We believe our faculty and staff are special people who seek to help students feel “at home” while away from home. In a world where technology is constantly changing our lives, OCU remains committed to the unchanging values of integrity, service, gratitude, and hard work.

Students from all over the world have chosen OCU as their home away from home. With over ten different countries represented on campus each year, OCU is proud of the diversity of our student body. We believe learning is greatly enhanced within a multi-cultural setting, and we celebrate the international students that are part of our campus.

The U.S. News and World Report has recognized OCU as one of the top universities in the Midwest. In addition, OCU has been voted as one of the safest colleges and universities in the state of Indiana. The school holds the distinction of being accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

OCU’s International Office look forward to working with BIR Training Center and BIR graduates. We are excited to provide resources and tools to help any international students pursue their dream careers.

Juan Carlos Calderon
International/Multicultural Enrollment Counselor
Oakland City University

University of St. Francis

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About University of St. Francis

The University of St. Francis is a Catholic, Franciscan university that serves more than 3,300 students in a variety of majors. We offer degree programs that feature flexible scheduling and accelerated delivery. USF's main campus is located in Joliet, Illinois, about 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Chicago. It is my pleasure to welcome BIR Training Center graduates to the University of St. Francis!

Robert Morley
International Admissions Counselor
University of St. Francis

University of St. Paul

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About Saint Paul University

Located in the heart of Canada’s national capital, Saint Paul University (est. 1848) is the founding college of the University of Ottawa, with which it has been federated since 1965. A bilingual institution, it offers undergraduate and graduate study programs.

Proud of its rich heritage, over the years Saint Paul University (SPU) has evolved into an institution whose primary focus is on the multiple facets of the human experience. Not surprisingly, that priority is reflected in our current study programs: in addition to our founding disciplines—canon law, philosophy, and theology—we offer courses in social communication, counselling and psychotherapy, public ethics, conflict studies, human relations and Social Innovation.

Saint Paul’s International Office is dedicated to serving the various aspects of the international life of the university. We look forward to assist BIR graduates with exploring Saint Paul University in Canada.

Vivianne Khayat
Office of Admissions, Registrar and Student Services

Michelle Veilleux
Director, International Office

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