A&T SELECTED AS HOST INSTITUTION FOR BRAZIL SCIENCE WITH BORDERS STUDENTS

North Carolina A&T State University was selected as a host institution for Brazilian students participating in the Brazil Science without Borders program. A&T will receive three students beginning spring semester who will be studying industrial engineering. The program is part of the Brazilian government’s initiative to send 100,000 undergraduate Brazilian students to study STEM disciplines for two semesters at U.S. universities beginning in spring 2012. Students will return to their home universities in Brazil to complete their degrees.

The U.S. State Department reports that last year, President Obama and Brazilian President Rousseff, “set complementary goals for international education. President Obama announced the “100,000 Strong for the Americas” initiative to increase international study with a target of 100,000 students from Latin America and the Caribbean studying [in the] United States, and a reciprocal 100,000 students from the United States studying in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.”

The Brazilian government federal agency (CAPES) is funding all costs for the students to study abroad in the U.S. The Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York is administering the program in the U.S. on behalf of CAPES. For additional information about the Brazil Science without Borders program visit http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Brazil-Science-Without-Borders.