Campus News

Pending legislation would increase study-abroad opportunities

The Sen. Paul Simon Study-Abroad Foundation Act of 2007, legislation to establish a national study-abroad fellowship program, has been introduced in the U.S. House.

The bill would create a national fellowship program, increasing the number of students studying abroad to 1 million per year. 

“One million students studying abroad per year will transform our country in a positive and powerful way,” said Peter McPherson, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, in a press release. “For the American workforce to be competitive in the global marketplace, our students need experience in and knowledge about the work outside the U.S.”