Global Teach Ag! Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Malaysian Study Abroad Experience

Thompson Announces $75,900 Fulbright-Hays Grant for Penn State University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced a $75,900 federal grant for Penn State University students and scholars working on group projects overseas.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the funding through the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program.

It provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

This grant will afford 13 participants the opportunity to study abroad including:

six pre-service agriculture education students; six current secondary agricultural education secondary school teachers; and one assistant professor serving as program organizers and facilitators.

“Congratulations to the 13 Penn State University participants for being selected to receive this Fulbright-Hays funding,” Rep. Thompson said. “Our American students and scholars work in countries throughout the world teaching, studying and promoting global peace and friendship. I am proud that our Penn State students are participating in these unique exchange programs, and I wish them all the best for a safe journey abroad and a successful study.”

Melanie Miller Foster, Ph.D., is the project director for the group that will receive the Fulbright-Hays grant funding.

“The Pennsylvania State University Global Teach Ag! Initiative is excited to provide leadership to advance the global learning occurring throughout our secondary education programs focused on food, fiber, and natural resources,” Dr. Miller Foster said. “Agriculture is truly the shared language of the world. With funding from Fulbright Hays, we will be able to advance meaningful conversations between future generations of positive change agents and current secondary agriscience teachers.”

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