St. Norbert College Awarded IDEAS Grant to Build Study Abroad

(De Pere, Wis.) – St. Norbert College has been selected to receive $33,292 in funding support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program.

St. Norbert is one of 44 colleges and universities across the United States that will use the IDEAS grants to create, expand and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals.

This U.S. government program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and supported in its implementation by World Learning.

 “The U.S. Department of State is committed to supporting U.S. colleges and universities as they continue to rebuild study abroad capacity impacted by the global pandemic,” said Heidi Manley, USA Study Abroad chief, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. “That is why ECA is proud to be awarding double the number of IDEAS grants this year so that we can support more institutions as they work to provide important international educational opportunities to their students,” Manley added.

 Since 2016, the IDEAS Program has awarded 145 grants to 139 institutions in 48 states and territories to create, expand and diversify their U.S. study abroad programs in 71 countries across all world regions. In addition to the IDEAS grant competition, the program also offers opportunities for faculty, staff and administrators at U.S. colleges and universities to participate in a series of free virtual and in-person study abroad capacity building activities.

 For a full list of 2022 IDEAS grant recipients, as well as information for a free IDEAS webinar series on building study abroad resources for U.S. campuses, please visit the IDEAS Program website at www.studyabroadcapacitybuilding.org.     

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