Nine Universities Win Grants To Expand Study Abroad In Americas



Published on 28 May 2014


by Office of the Spokesperson

(WireNews+Co)

Washington, D.C.

The U.S. State Department announced on May 25 the nine universities selected to receive the latest round of innovation grants under the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.

Since January, 23 grants have been awarded to universities across the hemisphere, the department said in a May 27 press release. Universities use the grants to provide support for student exchanges across the Americas.

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative seeks to unify the investments of students, universities, governments and the private sector toward a common goal: reach 100,000 student exchanges annually in each direction between the United States and the rest of the countries of the Americas. That will enhance the competitiveness of the hemisphere and its prosperity, the State Department said. President Obama announced the initiative in 2011.

The nine new grants went to Universidad de la Salle in Bogotá, Colombia; Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina; California State University–Long Beach; Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin; North Carolina State University at Raleigh; Northeastern University in Boston; Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey; the University of Colorado–Boulder; and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. This round of grants was sponsored by Santander Universities.

Each grant of approximately $25,000 supports commitments by the universities to increase student mobility in the Americas and address institutional barriers that prevent students from studying abroad in the region. Each U.S. university has identified at least one partner country to work in, the State Department said.

The grants are one component of a broad effort by the State Department and two partner organizations, Partners of the Americas and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, to help educational institutions across the Americas to develop programs that offer students expanded study-abroad opportunities, the department said.

More information on 100,000 Strong in the Americas is available at www.100kStrongAmericas.org.

 

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Posted 2014-05-28 13:21:00