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St. Norbert College Awarded IDEAS Grant for Study Abroad

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From St. Norbert College, July 28, 2022
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College has been selected to receive $33,292 in funding support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. St. Norbert is one of 44 colleges and universities across the United States that will use the IDEAS grants to create, expand and/or diversify American student mobility overseas in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. This U.S. government program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and supported in its implementation by World Learning.

“The U.S. Department of State is committed to supporting U.S. colleges and universities as they continue to rebuild study abroad capacity impacted by the global pandemic,” said Heidi Manley, USA Study Abroad chief, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. “That is why ECA is proud to be awarding double the number of IDEAS grants this year so that we can support more institutions as they work to provide important international educational opportunities to their students,” Manley added.

Since 2016, the IDEAS Program has awarded 145 grants to 139 institutions in 48 states and territories to create, expand and diversify their U.S. study abroad programs in 71 countries across all world regions. In addition to the IDEAS grant competition, the program 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 a full list of 2022 IDEAS grant recipients, as well as information for a free IDEAS webinar series on building study abroad resources for U.S. campuses, please visit the IDEAS Program website at

Funded projects are supporting such activities as developing new international partnerships and programs, including a new partnership between St. Norbert College and Mexico’s Universidad Panamericana (UP). Training faculty and staff, internationalizing curriculum, creating resources to engage diverse student groups in study abroad, and creating virtual and hybrid exchanges.

For further information about other study abroad resources and other exchange programs offered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please contact or visit

For more information on St. Norbert College’s study abroad programs, go to

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