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UW International Studies Program Receives $405,000 Grant

September 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming International Studies program, in partnership with Central Wyoming College (CWC) in Riverton, has received a $405,000 grant to promote course development in international studies, second-language instruction and global awareness at Wyoming colleges.

The three-year grant, from the U.S. Department of Education, "provides a unique opportunity for Wyoming colleges to collaborate on internationalization efforts, chiefly to develop a cohesive academic track in international studies and to expand courses with international content and foreign language offerings at community colleges," says Jean Garrison, director of UW International Studies.

The project's goal is to increase the number of students graduating from Wyoming's post-secondary institutions with a strong background in international studies and to enhance their opportunities to improve proficiency in a second language, says Garrison.

The project partners UW and CWC with five other state community colleges: Casper College, Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Northwest College in Powell, Sheridan College and Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs.

Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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