North Carolina State University is one university from throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America to win a 100,000 Strong in the Americas innovation grant in the amount of $25,000. Generous scholarships and other support, as well as careful alignment with degree requirements, will increase participation for three important groups: NC State students on semester exchange programs at the University of Costa Rica, exchange students from the University of Costa Rica studying at NC State, and NC State students participating in the new spring break program in Costa Rica called Exploring Food Security, which is offered by Dr. Lori Unruh Snyder with support from Chiquita.
“NC State is committed to preparing graduates who are prepared to succeed in the global workforce,” said NC State chancellor Randy Woodson. “The 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative is a great example of our Think and Do approach to higher education. It is essential that students gain experiences not only studying abroad, but also collaborating on projects with partners to gain real-world experience at leading industry corporations abroad.”