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State Department Grants Education Boosts Nebraska Wesleyan Study Abroad Program

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Nebraska Wesleyan University will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of State to increase opportunities for students to study abroad.

Located in northeastern Lincoln, the Liberal Arts College is one of 44 colleges in the nation and only Nebraska to be part of the 2022 Increase and Diversification of Education Abroad Program for U.S. Students (IDEAS). appointed to the department.

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NWU will use this grant to expand study destinations beyond the “Global North” (commonly defined as North America, Europe and Australia) to other countries, making the global experience more accessible It is planned, the university said in a news release.

That could mean study trips, virtual exchange programs, or local interactions with international people and perspectives.

Sarah Barr, Director of Global Engagement at NWU, said the grant will increase the capacity of its in-person and virtual engagement programs.

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“Our goal is to develop the intercultural competencies and skills that our students need to serve in a diverse and multicultural global society,” Barr said. As a student, I look forward to connecting NWU faculty and students.”

The State Department’s Office of Education and Cultural Affairs doubled the number of grants it received this year as it seeks to reshape the study abroad experience after the coronavirus pandemic.

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