Be the difference for our scholars.
Low-income and first-generation students face greater challenges paying for education abroad opportunities.
In today’s globalized economy, education abroad experiences are no longer a luxury but a necessity. College students are increasingly enrolling in such opportunities, gaining the experiences and competitive advantage that come from broadening their education. But many low-income and first-generation students can’t afford the extra costs of education abroad. Of the more than 325,000 students who participated in an education abroad program in 2015-16, only 28 percent were underrepresented students, according to the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers. This lack of opportunity for scholars who can benefit most from these experiences creates a greater divide and makes these students less competitive in a global job market.
Give to provide an education abroad experience that will positively influence the career path, worldview and self-confidence of our low-income and first-generation scholars.
Your gift will provide scholarships to our scholars with financial need who wish to participate in an education abroad experience but do not have the means to pay for these opportunities. Scholars who participate in education abroad not only have a chance to experience different styles of education, they also are given the opportunity to experience, understand and appreciate different traditions, cultures and people. An education abroad trip also can set our students apart in the job market by strengthening interpersonal and leadership skills, helping them learn another language and providing a global perspective in their field of study, which employers value in candidates.
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