University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is planning to offer a two-year study abroad program at Auburn University to students from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Zambia.
The study abroad option is aimed at offering a variety of educational experiences for students from different regions, and to increase the diversity of their experiences in their local communities.
The university’s research program will start in May 2019 and be funded by the University Grants for Students, the university’s academic aid arm.
UAB President John B. Payne announced the new program at a press conference on Wednesday, saying the university is looking for a global student who is interested in studying abroad.
“The research at Auburn and UAB is based on a global perspective,” Payne said in a statement.
“We are going to try to expand on the opportunities for our international students, and the opportunities in the US and beyond.”UAB and Auburn have been working closely over the last few years to develop a plan for the study abroad.UAB’s research partners include Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s National University of Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRG) and Universidades Federal do Brazil, the Brazilian state-run institution that oversees the university.
During the 2016-17 academic year, the UAB Department of Economics and Business Administration (BBA) created a collaboration program between the two universities to study the impact of climate change on the global economy.
For the 2017-18 academic year , the BBA partnered with the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to launch the Brazilian Research and Development Institute for Global Development (BRIDGES) that aims to spur international research and development efforts to support Brazil’s international competitiveness.
With the collaboration program, Payne said, the two governments have created a global platform for international students to explore and gain experience with the global economic and social impacts of climate and other environmental change.
In 2017, Payne added, UAB and its partners began a new collaboration program with the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle.
Under that program, students from around the world can apply to take an introductory economics course.
Following that, the students from UW and UUB will be given a unique opportunity to learn from a top-ranked faculty member from each country and take an advanced economics course that covers the economics of climate-change related challenges and solutions.
This is the first time in UAB’s history that a university has been considering a two year study abroad project.
In the past, UB has offered its students a choice of two study options: a four-year option, which is the most competitive option, or a two years option, for which students can choose between either a four or a four and a half year option.
According to Payne, UUB and UAH study abroad programs are typically three years in length.