Supporting HBCU Grads’ Global Marketplace Success Via New Public Health Program
A new international, field-study, pilot program seeks to globalize North Carolina HBCUs' health offerings for starters
Increasing study abroad participation among African Americans and first-generation college students, in general, has always been a challenge. "When you look at what employers want and the alarming graduate unemployment rate, something has to be done. How can you boost enrollment or increase retention if all you have is a degree and debt." What makes this (program) different, it's outcomes-driven and a resume-builder"
The NC SAGE Partnership was created as a platform for HBCU leaders and stakeholders committed to increasing the global competencies of their students entering an increasingly competitive workforce even if they never leave their state. Academic and graduate marketplace outcomes matter particularly when the unemployment rates for students-of-
"The (NC SAGE) Partnership is to bring together our institutions around the common interest of creating global citizens ready to excel in today's marketplace,"
IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 200 top-tier American colleges and universities that has been a leader in study abroad programming for over 60 years. IES Abroad offers more than 115 study abroad programs in 35+ cities worldwide. More than 5,300 students enroll in IES Abroad programs each year.
NC SAGE Partnership is a collaborative student outcomes driven platform for North Carolina's 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The mission: Expanding the Pipeline of Global-Ready, First-Generation, North Carolinian Students. Livingstone College is co-founder and is lead institution.
IERC Education Foundation is the only social-enterprise using international field-study, study abroad, internships and service-learning, experiences to strengthen first-generation college students' academic and global marketplace outcomes. IERCEF developed College QUESTionnaire®
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