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Right now there is a congressional initiative to dramatically increase opportunities of study abroad for U.S. students -
The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act.
However, the bill is currently being held up in the Senate.
Due to election year politics, this bill has been wedged into a difficult position. If the legislation does not pass by the end of this year, it will die.
The goal of this group is to ask U.S. friends to send letters to your Senators to ask them to pass the Simon Act this year! To access a sample letter, please visit: http://www.nafsa.org/simon
DID YOU KNOW… that only 1 percent of American college students study abroad each year?
DID YOU KNOW… that 95% of the world’s population growth over the next fifty years is expected to occur outside Europe, yet four European countries dominate as the leading destination for U.S. study abroad?
DO YOU BELIEVE... the opportunity to gain the valuable global skills today’s employers are looking for is something that should be accessible to all students?
JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR STUDY ABROAD...
Send a letter to your members of Congress! http://www.nafsa.org/simon
Read more about the Simon bill at: http://www.nafsa.org/simon
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
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