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2016 Federal Grant

First Place 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest: Unexpected Moment (Photo by Alyson Hehr)

In 2016-17, Shepherd University was awarded a Capacity-Building Grant for Undergraduate Study Abroad. The award, valued at $49, 963, provided essential funding to seed the creation and development of a full-time Study Abroad Office and professionally-certified Director; seed a strategically-balanced portfolio of products and programs; and directly support broad efforts to send first-generation, low-income students abroad. It also supported the development of faculty-led programs into non-European destinations.

The timing of the grant was in many ways ideal, accelerating the strategic efforts for internationalization begun several years before.

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We gratefully acknowledge the U.S. Department of State and its administrative partner, Partners of the Americas, for the award of a Capacity-Building Grant for Undergraduate Study Abroad.