“Expanding Bidirectional Study Abroad through Long-Term Faculty Integration”
This partnerships aims to increase student engagement in study abroad, particularly in the fields of entrepreneurial business and culinary arts, strengthening UNE’s institutional capacity to promote and support student exchange programs after the grant ends. UNE and USIL will use proposal funds to support faculty exchange and begin curriculum development within the business and culinary arts programs. Funds will also be used as partial scholarships for short-term student group exchange and to improve UNE’s exchange program infrastructure. This multifaceted program will mobilize the greatest number of students to participate in bi-directional study abroad in the western hemisphere during the grant period and beyond. Increased student engagement will result from grant activities that increase student interaction with visiting faculty, curricular integration of international topics, development of faculty advocates who promote study abroad, and a strong support system of study abroad policies, procedures, and personnel.