Chatham chosen to develop Indonesian study-abroad program
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Chatham University is among six colleges nationwide chosen to work with Indonesian universities to better develop the capacity to host study abroad undergraduates from the United States, officials announced on Tuesday.
The Indonesia Partnership Program for Study Abroad Capacity is a two-year initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Also selected to participate are Lehigh University, Miami Dade College, Texas A&M University, the University of Michigan and University of Washington, according to an announcement from the Institute of International Education's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education.
More than 7,000 Indonesian students are enrolled in U.S. colleges, but fewer than 100 students from this country studied in Indonesia in 2007-08, according to the institute's latest study.
The program will involve creating six pilot study abroad programs for U.S. students, and each institution will initially receive $15,000 in seed money. Chatham says it will identify interested faculty and host Indonesian representatives on its campus.
"Within the next two years we'll have launched a study abroad program in Indonesia," said Laura Armesto, vice president for academic affairs.
First Published October 1, 2010 12:00 am