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studyabroad2releaseFour students have been awarded a combined total of $35,000 in grants from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to help fund their participation in CIEE Open Campus programs for the spring 2017 semester. Designed for maximum flexibility and academic rigor, CIEE Open Campus is the only program that gives students control over the design of their study abroad experience.

Students are able to choose an academic track, program length, type of project, and location, including the option to travel and study at up to three of CIEE’s Global Institutes.

Colin Chase, a junior studying political science, will study abroad in Berlin, Germany.

Rebecca Jameson, a junior studying supply chain management, will study abroad in London, England; Paris, France; and Rome, Italy.

Regan Lyrek, a sophomore studying communication studies, will study abroad in Berlin, Germany; London, England; and Rome, Italy.

Rebecca Mangers, a sophomore studying hotel, restaurant, and tourism management, will study abroad in Berlin, Germany; London, England; and Rome, Italy.

About the Generation Study Abroad Initiative

studyabroad1releaseAs an Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner, the Center for International Education has pledged to increase the number of UT students who study abroad each year to 20 percent by 2020.

CIEE has pledged to award $20 million in scholarships and grants to support study abroad by 2020 and to offer innovative semester-length programs by offering CIEE Global Institutes and Open Campus programs that provide flexibility for students who have diverse needs and underrepresented majors.