UNT awarded grant to expand study abroad program

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 21:30


DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The U.S. Department of State has given a $36,000 grant to fund new UNT study abroad programs to China and Ireland in summer 2017.

The new programs increase access to study abroad programs by targeting all undergraduate majors. Eagles Abroad programs include core coursework relevant to most majors ensuring that students are able to graduate on time. In addition, Eagles Abroad encourages participation by underrepresented majors with coursework in kinesiology and biology in China and business and psychology in Ireland.

Eagles Abroad in China will be held at East China Normal University in Shanghai, an institution with which UNT has a history of collaboration, and Eagles Abroad in Ireland will be held at Maynooth University, a new partner just outside of Dublin. Both programs follow the same model – a faculty led and direct enrollment hybrid. Students will take three credits with a UNT professor and three credits with professors at the host universities.

“Maynooth University is extremely excited to partner with UNT on the new Eagles Abroad program. We were thrilled to hear that UNT was awarded a grant to develop this program and we are excited to welcome UNT students to our campus next July. We are especially excited to receive students in disciplines currently underrepresented amongst our faculties and look forward to helping UNT students explore one of Europe’s most beautiful countries and home to the world’s friendliest people,” said Kathryn Segesser, international officer for Short-Term Programmes at Maynooth University.

The new Eagles Abroad programs will be managed by UNT’s Study Abroad Office. For more information, please contact the faculty led coordinator of study abroad, Julia Smith at Julia.smith@unt.edu.



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