Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad

Study abroad is a transformative experience that provides young Americans with the skills and knowledge they need to contribute to a global society, solve global challenges, and compete in a global economy; however some U.S. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) lack the capacity to offer this opportunity to undergraduate students.

The U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas are pleased to announce Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad, which are designed to create or expand the capacity of U.S. HEIs to administer study abroad programs under diversity goals. These goals include broadening the student population who studies abroad and/or the destinations and disciplines in which they study. These grants are also intended to allow U.S. institutions to collaborate with and help expand the capacity of overseas HEIs to provide academic programs for U.S. undergraduate students.

Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad further the Department’s mission of expanding and diversifying U.S. study abroad by enhancing U.S. HEIs’ capacity to send their students overseas for academic credit, internships, or other experiential learning opportunities. This opportunity is part of the Department’s U.S. Study Abroad branch, located within its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

In May of 2016, Partners of the Americas selected 18 HEIs as 2016 Capacity Building Grant recipients.

The Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad is an initiative of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The grants are administered by Partners of the Americas.