PAST GENERATION STUDY ABROAD ACCESS GRANT RECIPIENTS
2018 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant Recipient: Increasing STEM, Cultural and Global Competencies of Bronx Community College of the City University of New York Students through Sustainability Activities on Palma de Mallorca
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is pleased to announce Bronx Community College of the City University of New York (BCC/CUNY) is the recipient of the $20,000 2018 CIEE Generation Study Abroad Access Grant.
BCC/CUNY offers more than 30 academic programs that prepare students for careers and/or to continue their education at four-year colleges. It was founded in 1957 to meet the growing need for access to higher education in the borough of the Bronx. The $20,000 grant will support an innovative cultural and sustainability program in Palma de Mallorca and open doors for BCC/CUNY students who have never studied abroad.
Dr. Neal Phillip, chairperson and professor of the Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department at BCC/CUNY, will work with CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs team and Antonia Ferriol, resident director of CIEE’s Study Center in Palma de Mallorca to create and execute the program.
Students from BCC/CUNY will travel to Palma de Mallorca and take part in an intensive program designed to monitor the effect of weather, climate, and water quality.
2017 Tennessee State University
2017 GENERATION STUDY ABROAD ACCESS GRANT RECIPIENT: REFLECTING ON AFRICAN IDENTITY FROM AFAR
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is delighted to name Tennessee State University (TSU) the recipient of the 2017 CIEE Generation Study Abroad Access Grant.
TSU, located in Nashville, is the only publicly funded, historically black university in the state. The $20,000 grant supported an innovative faculty-led study abroad program in Paris. Faculty used the grant to open doors for TSU students who had never before traveled abroad or who didn’t have the resources to participate in an international experience.
Offering a Unique Perspective
TSU and CIEE’s Faculty-Led & Custom Programs (FAC) team worked together to create and execute a program entitled, “Intersecting Lives: Reading African-American Literature through a Black Feminist Lens.”
Students examined works of African-American literature from a Black feminist perspective. TSU faculty Rebecca S. Dixon, Ph.D., and Jennifer L. Hayes, Ph.D., authored the winning proposal and led the program in June 2017. They introduced students to intersectionality, a term that encourages readers to see the interlocking oppressive aspects of identity.
“Paris holds a special place in the hearts of many writers; especially those obsessed with the Harlem Renaissance. During this period, African-American artists of diverse genres flocked to the city to escape the realities of a racist society,” Dixon and Hayes wrote in their proposal.
“Yet, 21st century Paris does not resemble its mythologized past. Terrorism, racism, and xenophobia plague the city of lights and the United States alike. Therefore, Paris is less a writer’s retreat and more a place where African-Americans have boldly investigated their own identities outside of the United States.”
2016 Northshore Technical Community College
2016 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant: Global Maritime Abroad Collaboration (GMAC)
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange awarded the first CIEE Generation Study Abroad Access Grant to Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC). NTCC, based in Louisiana, used the $20,000 grant to support an innovative faculty-led study abroad program in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The grant opened doors for NTCC students, who have never traveled abroad before or who didn’t have the resources to study abroad, to participate in an international experience.
NTCC and CIEE’s Faculty-Led and Custom programs team worked together to create the Northshore Technical Community College Global Maritime Abroad Collaboration (GMAC) program for freshmen and sophomores pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including industrial maintenance technology, drafting and design, industrial electrician, and welding. The program focused on providing workforce training and industry credentials that were relevant to NTCC students’ future employment and offered intercultural skills training that helped prepare them to enter the global economy following graduation.