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IN 2007 alumni Ray and Marlene Bolze committed $500,000 to support study abroad scholarships for students in Pennsylvania State University’s College of Liberal Arts. Neither of the Bolzes had studied abroad, in part because it was not an easily accessible option for them when they were students. Since then, they and their family have traveled widely and were deeply influenced by the experience. “Both of us feel so strongly that to have a complete education, it is necessary to get out of our own country and see how other people deal with everyday life and its challenges,” Marlene Bolze said when the gift was announced. “Students need to be aware of what is happening in other countries.” Because regular financial aid can typically only be applied to tuition and program fees for study abroad, the additional costs of travel must come out of pocket, which can be an obstacle to studying abroad for many students. The Bolze funds have helped close this gap for Penn State CLA students: since the fall of 2006, 27 of them have benefitted from the Bolze funds to be able to study abroad in various parts of the world.

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programs costs money. If you get money to contribute to the top, the program costs less. That way, every student gets the advantage of a lower cost program.” When the Office of Overseas Study has promoted Expanding Horizons education abroad programs, they list the original price and put a slash through it that shows the discounted price that the program actually costs. The difference is the amount that is funded through the funds from Edward Hutton. “Faculty also took advantage of the Hutton funds because it encouraged them to develop their own short-term programs,” says Sideli.

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A Gift of $30 Million for an Honors college to prioritize education Abroad
N 1997 Pennsylvania State University received a $30 million gift from alumnus William Schreyer and his family to establish the Schreyer Honors College. At the time it was the largest gift in the university’s history, and it made national headlines.

At the top of the list of opportunities to be funded by the gift was study abroad, in the form of international study awards, which are called Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grants. Dean Christian M. M. Brady says, “William Schreyer was chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch and is widely credited with making Merrill a global company. In his own personal experience he realized how important it was to really have a view of the world that is much broader than one’s personal, or even institutional, interests. And that physically getting abroad and seeing other communities and being a part of them was vital to developing future leaders. So providing opportunities for our students to study abroad was always a key element in the establishment of the college.” Students enrolled in Schreyer Honors College are called Schreyer Scholars, and the students who receive Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grants to go abroad have an additional moniker—they are called Schreyer Ambassadors. Shreyer Honors College, rather than the campus education abroad office, administers the Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grants. In the first year of the grant (1997), the goal was to send 100 students abroad. According to Richard Stoller, coordinator of selection and international programs, “Only during that first year was it any kind of a challenge to make sure we reached the goal. In all subsequent years we’ve been well over 100, and a more typical number nowadays is about 270.” Stoller specifically administers the Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grants and advises students on the best options for study abroad elsewhere in the university (through academic colleges or the campus education abroad office). “Our administration of travel grants mostly brings our office into contact with the Office of Student Aid at Penn State, but our work with Shreyer Honors College-related embedded programs brings us into contact with the education abroad office, especially for purposes of faculty training and risk management. It’s very important for the university to maintain a centralized approach and recording process for all abroad programs,” says Stoller. In 2006 the Schreyer family renewed their support to the College with an additional commitment of $25 million toward scholarships, study abroad and other international opportunities, and programs emphasizing civic engagement and leadership. The more recent gift of $25 million is primarily for scholarship support for students, “but a considerable amount is also being used for startup funds to encourage faculty to develop new programs,” says Brady. “Our primary mission in regard to international programs is to provide our students with the grants that make their study abroad possible, so it is rare that we directly support any one program for an extended period of time.” “Many of our faculty and colleges have developed their own embedded courses and I do think that can be attributed to the success of those pioneered by Schreyer Honors College,” says Brady. “The Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grants have certainly made it possible for our students to study abroad and most (if not all) of the other colleges have set up similar funds (to be fair, some may pre-date our own).”

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Frontlines
In Brief
Voices UBC President Stephen J. Toope
Building Partnerships: Indonesia and the United States
One Path— Many Destinations
Windfall Scholarships for Education Abroad
66 Weaving Service Into Study Abroad
FSA
International Enrollment
Partnering
A View From Out Here
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