Jun 26 2024

Coppin State University Receives $34,992 Grant to Enhance Study Abroad Program

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BALTIMORE – Coppin State University has been awarded $34,992 from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. This grant positions Coppin State among 37 U.S. colleges and universities selected to develop and enhance their study abroad programs, fostering international engagement and learning opportunities for students.  

The IDEAS Program grant, an initiative by the U.S. Department of State, is designed to expand and diversify study abroad programs around the world that align with U.S. foreign policy goals and provide international experiences for American students.

“The U.S. Department of State is proud to support these U.S. colleges and universities as they build capacity for more American students to study abroad in diverse locations around the world. Increasing the number of U.S. students with international experiences is part of our investment in ensuring that our country’s future leaders have the skills they need in fields ranging from global health to technology and innovation,” said Heidi Manley, Chief of USA Study Abroad, U.S. Department of State.

Coppin State will use the grant to establish a study abroad office, create a resource portal for students, faculty, and staff interested in study abroad initiatives, and provide financial support to faculty.

“By leveraging these resources, Coppin State University will broaden its educational opportunities beyond campus borders, enabling students to integrate into the global workforce through diverse learning and collaboration opportunities worldwide,” said Dr. Jale Aldemir, Assistant Professor, Coppin State School of Education.  

Coppin State University remains committed to preparing students for success in an interconnected world. It ensures that students are equipped with the skills and experiences necessary not just to thrive in the global economy but to contribute to understanding and solving challenges that impact the diaspora.

Through the IDEAS Program grant, Coppin State University will expand its global footprint and empower students with transformative international experiences. The office is set to be operational in Fall 2024, with the expectation that students will start applying for study abroad opportunities by Spring 2025.

For more information, contact the Division of Academic Affairs at 410.951.3010.

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