West Virginia University is receiving the IDEAS grant to provide opportunities for underserved students to travel abroad. Two faculty-led, short-term study abroad trips in Jamaica and Wales (pictured) are planned for first-generation and RISE students.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — A joint project between West Virginia University’s Office of Global Affairs and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences aims to increase the number of WVU students from diverse and underserved backgrounds studying abroad.

A poll of RISE WVU members and first-generation WVU students found they are particularly interested in study abroad opportunities, but concerns about cost, language barriers and course schedules keep many from participating.

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