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Ethiopia Grant Program

The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has awarded Metro State $272,425 to collaborate with Aksum University in Ethiopia.  The project, entitled "Building Sustainable Study Abroad Capacity" will begin September 1, 2010 and end August 31, 2013. Metro State faculty will work with Aksum University (AkU) to develop courses which meet requirements in Teacher Education, Social Studies, Anthropology and Amharic. The project will also focus on AkU faculty development and enhancing AkU’s ability to serve students who study abroad. Long term benefits of the collaboration include:

  • Mutual working relationships and understanding
  • Enhance study abroad capability at Metro State and AkU
  • Increased study abroad enrollments
  • Improved international relationship


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