U.S. Department of State’s Capacity Building Program has selected New Mexico State University (NMSU) to receive an Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students grant. The aim of the grant is to support the dreams of students for U.S. Study Abroad. Out of the 115 applicants, NMSU was one of the 24 institutions to make the cut.
The objective behind the program is to curate, expand and diversify the mobility of American students overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals.
As per the assistant vice president of student engagement, Tony Marin, The U.S. State Department’s IDEAS grant is expected to act as an additional investment in the goals of the education abroad program. It will provide leading experiential learning opportunities through international study for NMSU students. Marin further said that the activities will consist of strengthening strategic partnerships with faculty, student support staff and the centre for academic advising in order to elevate social mobility and student success among the outstanding student body of NMSU.
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Kari Cena, Education Abroad International Student Program Coordinator, Marin, Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Erica Nikolaisen, Education Abroad Program Manager are the key investigators for the $26,228 grant.
The State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is supported by world learning. The program supplies opportunities for staff, administrators and faculty, to take part in a series of free in-person and virtual education abroad capacity building activities.
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