Philosophy & Approach

AVENU - Learner

Connecting universities with learners worldwide

At AVENU Learning, we believe quality education is globally available but not accessible due to barriers of location, price, language and cultural relevance.
While technology breakthroughs have created new opportunities in higher education over the last 20 years, changes have focused mostly on delivery and price point. Yet, these innovations still require learners to study in the culture of an institution and its language of instruction.

AVENU is creating global access to quality higher education in the language and cultural context of the learner.
By partnering strategically with universities and other educational providers to expand access to online programs — and supporting learners wherever they may be — we are forging a new learning model that advances opportunity worldwide.

44%
of teaching faculty are women
12 years
(on average) teaching experience
19 years
(on average) of professional industry experience
45%
of teaching faculty hold PhDs
27%
of teaching faculty hold two or more masters
Together they have authored over 250 articles, 243 scientific papers, 36 books and hold 5 patents

One Company for Growth Markets

Universities and other educational providers seeking to expand their student base and reach new markets face an extraordinarily complex global marketplace with wide-ranging regulatory and delivery challenges. AVENU Learning takes our partners into these markets safely and credibly.

We address each step in the program delivery process with real-world expertise and a deep bench of in-country staff and teams. Our services are holistic to ensure curriculum, program goals, academic quality and brand integrity are maintained across all aspects of program development and delivery.

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Market Strategy & Program Planning

AVENU marketing and program planning teams leverage global best practices tailored to the needs, pricing and variations of each unique market.

We collaborate closely with our partners’ marketing and public relationship teams to develop program-specific marketing and enrollment programs to attract highly qualified students using a multi-channel approach, including social, digital and search as well as field sales and traditional marketing.

All AVENU marketing programs adhere to a partner’s branding and marketing guidelines to ensure brand integrity, values alignment and measurable results. 

AVENU - Global
“The fact the program is completely online is very important — it allowed me to study while in any geographical area.”

- University learner
“I wanted to find an institution that offered a 100% virtual program, with flexible scheduling that I could fit into my day to day life. I also wanted it to be an Institution with a track record and accredited online programs, with which I could feel safe and guided throughout the process. Joyfully, I can say Saint Leo University meets all my requirements and more!"

- University learner

Curriculum Planning, Design, Translation and Localization

To ensure the quality and integrity of a partner’s curriculum, AVENU works through a rigorous planning, design, translation and localization process to both uphold a partner’s academic standards and provide students with an exceptional educational experience regardless of language and location.

Program and Course Design
AVENU builds in-country programs and courses based on a partner’s curriculum, rubrics, assessments, outcomes and course requirements. We schedule work to accommodate operational plans and timelines, ensuring smooth, transparent operations aligned with a partner’s calendar.

While programs vary, elements include:
  • Outcomes and assessments aligned precisely with a partner’s evaluation and assessment criteria.
  • Prerequisites and corequisites: AVENU creates a course carousel to optimize teaching blocks that honor pre- and co-requisites and provide flexible options for students.
  • Course Materials: Most course materials transcend language and geographies. In cases of copyright, language or licensing issues, we will recommend comparable materials for approval.


Translation & Localization

AVENU’s translation and localization experts ensure all concepts and content are clear, accurate and culturally appropriate. When materials require translation, our teams follow curriculum precisely to ensure all content is clear and learning goals are preserved in the target language.

When localization is required, we ensure language and cultural context are taken into account. Our teams work closely with partners and in-country experts to create relevant, actionable materials. For instance, case studies in a business law course may need to include local examples relevant to the country of delivery.

"It's a very rich experience to teach in an international environment interacting with students who share one language but who represent different cultures."

- Dr. Samantha Rullán, Professor of Law and Ethics, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Student Recruitment and Enrollment

AVENU recruitment and enrollment teams identify and assist prospective students through the entire enrollment journey, providing each student with personal support from inquiry to first class. Our teams provide oversight, strategic direction and tactical execution of all marketing activities, including lead generation, student acquisition, brand management, creative and web development, lead nurturing, database management, PR and marketing technology.

We provide:

  • Student-centered approach: Each student is matched with an enrollment specialist to ensure a coherent approach from inquiry and application to acceptance and matriculation.
  • Dedicated teams: Assigned team members lead each engagement and adhere to defined strategies to engage prospective students via preferred communication channels.
  • Quality assurance: Each student communication follows program-specific guidelines and is monitored and recorded for quality assurance.

"I was treated very well by the people who communicated with me at the beginning. The contact I had was very significant as she answered my concerns. She supported me in everything in a way that made me trust her.”



- University learner
"I was treated very well by the people who communicated with me at the beginning. The contact I had was very significant as she answered my concerns. She supported me in everything in a way that made me trust her.”



- University learner

Learner Support 

To support learners throughout their enrollment and academic journey, AVENU takes a tailored, student-centered approach. Each learner is matched with an enrollment specialist to ensure a coherent approach from inquiry and application to acceptance and matriculation

 As our dedicated teams support each prospective and enrolled student, they adhere to defined strategies and policies to reach, engage and accompany students via preferred communication channels, including phone, text and email. To meet agreed-upon quality assurance standards, each student communication follows program-specific guidelines and is monitored and recorded for quality assurance.

“I also very much like that my diploma could be recognized under The Hague Convention. This is fantastic to me because it means I can practice my profession in other countries. These gave me the security and confidence to begin my education with you.”

 - University learner

Faculty Recruitment, Hiring and Management

In close partnership with a university or educational provider, AVENU’s Academic Services Team leads faculty recruiting and management following institutional standards and criteria. Our teams prepare programs and course materials according to the institution’s ethos and accreditation parameters. We provide ongoing faculty support, including professional development and training based on our extensive experience in online teaching, student engagement and cultural settings. Each member of our team brings deep knowledge of e-learning technologies and pedagogy and stays committed through the partnership to ensure all online offerings meet the highest quality standards.

"The support I get from the academic team is exceptional. They are always available to listen to suggestions, solve problems and share ideas."


- Dr. Samantha Rullán, Professor of Law and Ethics, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
"Teaching for AVENU's partners is a rich pluralistic experience coupled with my interest in shared learning. It is a challenge, an enjoyment, and a privilege at the same time."

- Dr. Mercedes Cancelo, Professor of Communication, Málaga, Spain

Partner and AVENU Roles

Based on agreed-upon goals, AVENU and each university or educational partner delineate clear roles and responsibilities for each step in the program building process. We believe candor and clarity are essential to creating partnerships that meet challenges, innovate solutions and achieve shared goals with a healthy flow of information.

We are committed to serving our clients and collaborating at all levels and across geographies with honest, respectful and transparent communication and processes. Together, our teams:

  • Prioritize activities
  • Create and share detailed project plans
  • Hold weekly check-in work sessions
  • Adjust cadence to the need as we progress toward and through program launch


AVENU partners with operations teams, including admissions, registrar, bursar, technology and administration offices, to design and implement online learning experiences that result in faster response times, accurate communications, and seamless enrollment and retention processes. We prepare a partner’s systems and technology for online enrollment growth by integrating critical data points to ensure a secure and efficient data exchange.
“I wanted a program that was easily accessible from anywhere in the world, that is, classes just a click away. Although I'm just getting started, I am already dreaming of graduation day at Saint Leo University in the United States and of being able to say: ‘I'm already a psychologist!’"

- University learner