ASE History

1987 ASE founded by Dr Don Nunes, a New Yorker educated at Wesleyan and the University of Rochester who has made England his home. He envisages a study abroad experience combining the best of the British and American university systems, and works closely with colleagues in Bath, Oxford and the USA to design the Programme.
1989 ASE first opens its doors to students. 11 students attend in Spring 1989.
1991 ASE establishes formal links with University College, Oxford.
1991-97 ASE gradually establishes a reputation, and increases its base of US affiliate institutions to eleven. Student numbers swell.
1996 The Education Programme is launched.
1997 Ann Nunes, Don's wife, becomes director of the ASE Programme. ASE Summer School begins.
1999 Don Nunes Memorial Scholarship offered for the first time.
1999-2008 ASE's internship offerings increase from two to eighteen.
2000 ASE first represented at the NAFSA International Education Conference.
2004 Franklin and Marshall College acquires ASE. Dr Barbara White becomes Dean and Director of the Programme.
2006 Affiliates Charter signed. This enshrines ASE's continuing relationship with its US affiliates.
2008 ASE is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and becomes a branch campus of Franklin and Marshall College.
2010 Jonathan Hope becomes Dean and Director of the Programme.
2011 ASE first represented at the Forum on Education Abroad International Education Conference.
2014 ASE celebrates its 25th anniversary. Over one hundred alums and friends of the programme gather in Bath to mark the occasion. The first ASE Theatre Summer School runs.
2016 ASE beings to work with all US partner institutions on an equal footing. The affiliate/non-affiliate distinction is dissolved.

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