£1 Million Boost For UK-USA International Exchange Programmes
Earlier today, Sam Gyimah (the Current Universities Minister) announced a funding boost of £1 million for UK-US international exchange programmes.
Gyimah not only praised the work of the Fulbright Commission. The non-profit that aims to foster understanding through educational exchange, subsequently helping to fund both undergraduate and postgraduate students’ study abroad experiences. But he also “reaffirmed the UK Government’s commitment to a global outlook beyond Brexit”.
The funding will help provide more opportunities for talented students and academics, enabling them to “experience the world-class education that each country has to offer” whilst simultaneously adding to the “strong history of the UK-US bilateral education relationship”.
The boost of funding coincides with Universities UK Strategy for Outward Student Mobility. While it’s no secret that studying abroad is a popular option, with its multitude of benefits, the number of individuals choosing to study abroad from disadvantaged backgrounds remains considerably low when compared to their more-advantaged peers.
If you are a student interested in studying abroad, whether that be for the full course of your degree, or just for a semester, we encourage you to visit the Fulbright Commissions website for further information.
For the full government press release, click here.