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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, also known as IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students), is designed to increase and diversify American student mobility in support of U.S. foreign policy goals through a grant competition and workshops.
It is imperative that our next generation of leaders—American students of all backgrounds—engage internationally to foster mutual understanding and develop critical skills in support of U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. The program expands the institutional capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) to increase and/or diversify U.S. student mobility abroad through a small grants competition and capacity building initiatives for the wider U.S. study abroad community
For the grant competition, approximately 21 U.S. HEIs will be selected to receive grants of up to $35,000 each. The grants will support initiatives that help U.S. community colleges and universities design more inclusive and dynamic study abroad programs.
- Increase the number of U.S. undergraduate students studying or interning abroad for credit.
- Diversify American student mobility, both in terms of the students taking part and the destinations where they travel.
- Gain access to study abroad best practices through an in-person community and virtual library of resources.
Who can apply for this program?
The IDEAS program is open to U.S. higher education institutions (two-year, four-year, public, private). Minority-serving institutions are encouraged to apply.
Please find more information about the program and application, including criteria and dates, on our website: http://www.studyabroadcapacitybuilding.org/
For more information, contact:
Rachel Rice, Program Manager
Megan Zacher, Program Officer