Carolina Cluster Awarded Study Abroad Grant

Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program to Receive Grant from U.S. Department of State Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad

The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program (Benedict College, Claflin University and Voorhees College) has been selected to receive a $35,000 grant as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. The  Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.


The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program was created in December 2016 through a $6 million grant by the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. The priorities of the grant are to improve employment outcomes for graduates through guided pathways, curricular enhancements, and integrated co-curricular engagement.
“We are pleased to support U.S. colleges and universities from across the United States  as part of our suite of initiatives aimed at  increasing American student mobility. We are committed to providing more opportunities for American students to benefit from the rich experience of studying overseas,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad seeks to increase the capacity of accredited U.S. colleges and universities to create, expand, and diversify study abroad programs for U.S. students. In addition to the small grants competition, the program will also offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators at U.S. colleges and universities to participate in a series of virtual and in-person study abroad capacity building activities.
For a full list of grant recipients for the 2019 competition, as well as information about upcoming Capacity Building Initiative workshops and resources under this same program, please click here.