Global Launch News
From online programs to award-winning teacher training to partnerships with UBER, Global Launch strives to find new and innovative ways to foster the English language around the world, every day.
Stay up-to-date on all the latest news and updates from Global Launch programs, students and services at Arizona State University.
Afghanistan refugee talks about her new life in Arizona
Global Launch student-turned business major Fahima Sultani spoke with local news channel Fox 10 a few weeks ago about the great opportunities she has been afforded since moving to Arizona and resuming her education at ASU – a year after fleeing Afghanistan.
Thousands of Afghans have resettled in the U.S. after the Taliban took control of Kabul a year ago. Now, some of them are sharing the hope and challenges they face, as they try to build a new life in a new country.
She’s at Brown. Her Heart’s Still in Kabul
In their first year at U.S. universities, women who escaped the Taliban are struggling to adjust — and to reckon with what they left behind.
ASU welcomes international students for inaugural summer sustainability program
This July, Arizona State University welcomed 28 international university students to the Tempe campus to take classes, attend lectures, live on campus and experience student life in America as part of the inaugural two-week ASU-Cintana Sustainability and Summer Immersion program.
Universities in US rarely work with refugees. ASU's efforts with Afghan students could change that
ASU's partnership with the Asian University for Women to bring dozens of Afghan women to live and study on campus could be a model for other universities working with refugees.
'I am living as a human now': Afghan student embraces freedom at ASU as fears for family persist
Fahima Sultani had always dreamed of studying abroad in the U.S. but now under these circumstances. She fled Afghanistan as the Taliban took control last summer.
Five Arizona State University students who are refugees from Afghanistan described the difficulty of their lives right now, balancing their opportunity at a stable future with their fear for the families they left behind.
Afghan refugees at ASU look ahead to restoring their homeland
Members of the Afghan community at Arizona State University are pleading with the world to support the education of girls and women in Afghanistan, so they can lead that country out of a dark and uncertain time.
ASU announces dual-degree opportunities for students at Galala University in Egypt
The unique partnership is poised to rapidly expand access to high-quality and in-demand degrees for students throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, furthering ASU’s focus on driving social impact by increasing access to postsecondary education for students around the world.
ASU student overcomes speech difficulty, earns doctorate in linguistic
Graduating this fall with a PhD in linguistics and applied linguistics from Arizona State University’s Department of English, Sulayman’s journey to a doctorate has been eventful one. It began in his native Iraq, where he struggled with a speech difficulty while growing up.
ASU alumna awarded prestigious fellowships abroad
Arizona State University alumna Tatum James has a busy year ahead of her, from an internship in Washington, D.C., to a teaching assistantship in North Macedonia. It’s all a part of her plan to become a foreign service officer working abroad as a diplomat representing the United States.
ASU Global Launch achieves milestone 100,000 enrollments in online TESOL certification course
At Arizona State University, online learning has lived alongside traditional learning models for almost 10 years, and at Global Launch, ASU’s English language learning and academic preparation unit, students have been learning online since 2015.
ASU students engage with English language learners, learn about university-based ESL programs
Aya Matsuda, Arizona State University associate professor of applied linguistics, recognized the need for her students to gain a deeper understanding of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and contacted Global Launch for help.
Linguistics grad pours his heart into making connections
"The connections I’ve made at Global Launch are without a doubt the most meaningful I’ve made in my academic career."
Global Launch alumni graduates with ASU Chemistry degree
Murtada al Mohsin found his way to Arizona State University through the ASU Global Launch English language program in 2015.
ASU, Global Launch programs named “Most Innovative”
Fast Company named Arizona State University one of the Most Innovative Companies of 2019 due in part to Education for Humanity and Global Launch’s work building online English courses for refugees around the world.
ASU named highest-producing English Language Specialist Institution in the U.S.
Global Launch educator Vincent Lauter’s work in Turkey is one of the many ways ASU works with the U.S. Department of State to foster higher education around the world.
Global Launch, Education for Humanity bring English to African refugees
More than 68 million people are displaced around the globe. With online language courses, ASU brings hope of a brighter future to refugees.
Mother-daughter classmates bond through learning English
Meet Lee Fang and Selina, a mother and daughter pair who created a life-long bond learning English together at Global Launch.
Global Launch innovates English language curriculum in Brazil
Participants engaged in a rigorous training program at ASU to improve teaching practices in K-12 schools.
Video: NHL, Phoenix Coyotes host clinic for Chinese coaches
Coaches from the Federation of University Sports of China met with the Phoenix Coyotes to learn more about coaching hockey.
Global Launch brings online language training to Mexico
Created in partnership with Tec de Monterrey, 'English for Impact' helps educators improve their English proficiency and experience new ways to teach English in their home country.
ASU, local Phoenix entrepreneurs inspire international innovators
Global Launch welcomed students from Mexico and Saudi Arabia to learn about entrepreneurship and communications.
Global Launch alumni thrive at ASU and beyond
Meet Amer and Ana, two students who learned more than just English at Global Launch.
Global Launch hosts international TESOL conference
ASU welcomed educators from 20 different countries for the second annual conference and practicum.
ASU partners with Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education
Global Launch, in conjunction with the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College, developed English language courses for participants.
Global Launch continues contribution to ASU student enrollment, diversity
Global Launch alumni continue on to thrive in ASU undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Global Launch alumni find success at ASU
ASU's Global Launch program catches up with some of our most successful alumni.
Global Launch celebrate 30-year partnership with Hiroshima Shudo University
Since 1998, Global Launch has served more than 650 students from Hiroshima Shudo on the Tempe campus.
ASU launches online English courses, provides ESL training to Mexican educators and Syrian refugees
Through innovative digital platforms, ASU Global Launch becomes a university leader in online English language learning.
Guadalajara students get down to business at ASU
Seventy undergraduate students and professors from Guadalajara, Mexico graduated this December from a two-week intensive business course taught here by international educators from Arizona State University’s Global Launch.
ASU's Sun Devil culture impresses Chinese coaches
Visitors learn how elite student-athletes combine training, competition and classwork.
Chinese coaches arrive to learn the Sun Devil way
Pac-12 initiative teaches US system of collegiate sports to strengthen ties,