Embry-Riddle To Expand Worldwide

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will open branches in Asia and South America and boost its operations in Europe, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. The school is scheduled to announce its plans today. The global plan will include the construction of a new international headquarters near its main campus in Daytona Beach, Fla., to be completed in 2008. The school aims to train workers in aircraft and airport management to meet booming needs in China, India, Brazil, Spain and Ireland, according to the Sentinel. Embry-Riddle currently operates a second residential campus in Prescott, Ariz., as well as 130 branches in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. The new worldwide branches should double the current off-campus enrollment of 27,000 by 2013, university officials told the Sentinel. About 7,000 students attend classes at Daytona Beach and Prescott.