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experience in the Americas. A matching grant program
leverages private and corporate giving so that universities
and colleges can expand study abroad programs and make
international study more broadly available. According to
Jill Welch, deputy executive director for public policy at
NAFSA: Association of International Educators, "the
matching grant program helps to foster institutional commitment to study abroad."
Several Latin American countries have launched their
own student and researcher mobility programs. In 2011
Brazil established The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program
(BSMP), formerly known as Brazil Science Without Borders, a one-year, nondegree program of scholarships for
Brazilian undergraduate and graduate students and researchers to study abroad in the United States. BSMP is
part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant
100,000 Brazilian university students the opportunity to
study abroad at leading U.S. and other global HEIs in
mostly STEM fields. Students are required to return to
complete their degrees in Brazil.
Mexico's Proyecta 100,000, launched in 2013, is a
government program designed to send 100,000 students
to the United States and receive 50,000 U.S. students by
www.100kStrongAmericas.org

2018. A similar program was launched to send 10,000
students to Canada. And under the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral
Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research
(FOBESII) Scholarship program, in 2014, 27,000 Mexican students and instructors participated in a scholarship
program to allow Mexican students to study in the United
States, which, according to the U.S. State Department,
represented a doubling of the recent number of Mexicans
studying in the United States.
Likewise, the Chilean government has also been aggressive in supporting international programs, Lara says.
"The Chilean government financially supports students of
English language education, providing scholarships that
are very generous and cover virtually 100 percent of their
stay at universities in the United States," Lara says. Lara
says that Universidad Mayor adds to such support for its
students participating in international exchanges by funding all airline ticket fees.
The national mobility programs have reflected and
helped fuel growing internationalization, says Marmolejo:
"The initial target of Brazil's Science Without Borders was
the United States, but they soon realized that the program
was creating interest elsewhere, so the second edition of

#100KStrongAmerica

Innovation Fund
Accomplishments
2014 to Date
n  1,500

Higher Education Institutions (HEI) have joined
the Innovation Network

n  594

unique HEI's have applied for grants in partnerships
from 30 countries

n  70

grants have been awarded to teams of 153 HEIs from 19 countries

n  $7.65

million in public and private sector contributions
have been committed to the Innovation Fund, and
$1.9 million has been awarded to date

n  $2

million committed in matching funds by winning institutions
and their partners, a 1.6:1 match.

n  Each

$1,200 invested will allow a student to study abroad
and will produce systemic change to allow greater number
of future opportunities.

*DATA FROM 6 COMPETITIONS

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR M A R + A P R .16

MAP KEY:
-100,000 Strong in the Americas
-Competition 3 Applicants and Partners
-Innovation Network Members
-Innovation Network Members Only


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