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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 90 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.
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The Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program 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 colleges and universities to increase and/or diversify Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students through IDEAS grants and capacity-building initiatives for the wider U.S. study abroad community.
The IDEAS grant competition annually awards approximately 20 grants of up to $35,000 each to accredited U.S. colleges and universities physically based in the United States or its territories. The grants support institutions with a broad range of capacity to create, expand, and/or diversify their study abroad programs, including institutions that currently have limited or no experience administering study abroad programs as well as those with established programs.
- Create or expand U.S. colleges and universities’ capacity to administer study abroad programs that are primarily for U.S. undergraduate students and align with U.S. foreign policy goals;
- Increase the number of U.S. undergraduate students studying or interning abroad for academic credit, with an emphasis on diversifying both the students and institutions taking part in study abroad and the destinations to which they travel; and
- Collect, develop, and share best practices for increasing and diversifying study abroad opportunities for U.S. students with the broader U.S. higher education community through trainings and other capacity-building initiatives.
Who can apply for this program?
The IDEAS grant competition is open to U.S. accredited U.S. colleges and universities physically based in the United States or its territories with a broad range of capacity to administer study abroad programs, including institutions that currently have limited or no experience administering study abroad programs as well as those with established programs. 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