Nebraska Wesleyan University receives grant to expand study abroad programs
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska Wesleyan University was selected to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of State to expand access to students studying abroad.
The university was one of 44 colleges and universities across the nation to receive funding through the Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students Program in 2022.
The grant will be used to diversify study abroad programs beyond those that are currently available at the school.
The school also hopes to make programs more financially available to all students so that every student can learn internationally.
“Nebraska Wesleyan’s study abroad program is strong, and we are excited to see how this grant further grows the capacity for both virtual and in-person global engagement programs,” said Sarah Barr, NWU Director of Global Engagement. “Our goal is for students to develop intercultural competencies and skills needed to serve in a diverse, multi-cultural global society. We are excited to see the connections that NWU faculty and students will make as a result of the IDEAS Grant.”
Since 2016, the program has awarded 145 grants throughout 48 states and territories to create, expand, and diversify their U.S. study abroad programs.
For a full list of 2022 IDEAS grant recipients, visit the IDEAS Program website.