The Anderson School of Management has been awarded a $103,000 FIPSE North American Mobility grant from the US Department of Education, which is creating new international study opportunities and scholarship funds for UNM students. The FIPSE North American Mobility program was created to support the principles of regional economic integration associated with the North American Free Trade Agreement. The grant has enabled the creation of a consortium including UNM and East Tennessee State University, along with four partner schools in Canada and Mexico. The theme of the grant revolves around enabling rural communities to compete more effectively in the global economy through education in entrepreneurship and related fields.
Students are eligible for scholarships of up to $2,500 for studying in Canada or Mexico during the academic year, which may be supplemented from other sources such as the UNM Regents scholarships for studying abroad. Students may also participate in internships during their studies. Students may spend an academic year or semester in Canada at Dalhousie University in Halifax (http://sba.management.dal.ca/ and http://entrepreneurship.dal.ca/), or the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton (http://www.unb.ca/jhsc/naren.html). In Mexico, students may study at the Universidad de Guadalajara?s Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas (CUCEA, http://www.unb.ca/jhsc/naren.html) or at the Chihuahua Campus of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM, http://www.chi.itesm.mx/).
As with other student exchange opportunities, participating students pay UNM tuition and earn UNM academic credit while studying at a partner university. The host universities are also willing to coordinate internships with local companies. Undergraduate and graduate students from all business and related disciplines are eligible for participating and receiving scholarship support. In order to apply for a FIPSE scholarship, students must submit a copy of their study abroad application materials to Professor Dante Di Gregorio by October 1 for the spring semester and February 15 for the fall semester.
Students interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact Professor Dante Di Gregorio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 277-3751.
In addition to the FIPSE scholarships, the following resources are available to help make studying abroad more affordable: