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SEC consortium gets study-abroad grant

The Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium has been awarded an Institute for Study Abroad Foundation grant of $94,000 to provide scholarship support for students to study abroad. The joint program focuses on community service and will be hosted by Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland.

SECAC’s committee on education abroad wrote the grant proposal in an effort to conduct the first joint study-abroad program involving all 12 of the SEC universities. Students from each SEC school will be selected to attend the program in the spring 2009 and spring 2010 academic terms.

“It is a wonderful starting point for us, and it sets the standard for the quality of shared academic programs that will be launched through this consortium in the coming years,” said Julie Goldman, senior coordinator of the consortium.