As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to bolster international student mobility, including increasing the number of American students who study abroad, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), announced today that 34 U.S. colleges and universities were awarded nearly $1.2 million in grants through the 2023 Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program grant competition.
Through IDEAS grants, these institutions, which represent both public and private colleges and universities, as well as eight community colleges and 13 minority-serving institutions from 28 states, will develop and expand study abroad programs around the world that are aligned with U.S. foreign policy goals and provide international experiences for U.S. students. For example, the Department’s IDEAS grants will support such activities as: developing new international partnerships and programs, training faculty and staff in program development and implementation, creating resources to engage diverse student groups in study abroad, and developing virtual and hybrid exchanges.
The 2023 IDEAS grants were awarded to the following colleges and universities: Alabama A
IDEAS grants increase the capacity of accredited U.S. colleges and universities to create, expand, and diversify study abroad programs for U.S. students. In addition to the IDEAS grant competition, the program, which is implemented by World Learning, also offers opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators at U.S. colleges and universities to participate in a series of free virtual and in-person study abroad capacity building activities. For more information, including details on a free IDEAS webinar series on maximizing study abroad resources, please visit .