Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad Initiatives

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World Learning will implement a number of initiatives for the wider U.S. study abroad community to expand and diversify U.S. student mobility abroad. These initiatives will take the form of in-person workshops and webinars. Resources will be made available to bolster the capacity and knowledge sharing of U.S. higher education in support of expanding American student mobility overseas.

More information regarding the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad Initiatives, including dates and locations, coming soon!

Interested in acting as a host institution for an in-person workshop as part of the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad Initiatives? See the Request for Proposals below! Proposals are due to academicexchange@worldlearning.org by 5pm EST on August 30, 2019.

If you have questions about any of these Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad Initiatives, please email academicexchange@worldlearning.org


World Learning requests proposals for U.S. HEIs to host one-day, in-person CBPSA Initiative workshops on their campuses. The overall goal of the CBPSA Initiatives portion of CBPSA is to convey best practices in study abroad capacity building, increase knowledge sharing and networking, and provide capacity building resources to the wider U.S. study abroad community.  Objectives of the CBPSA Initiative workshops are to:

  • Share best practices on study abroad capacity building topics as identified by the U.S. study abroad community;
  • Share USA Study Abroad information and other U.S. Department of State and U.S. Government resources; and
  • Build and strengthen the U.S. study abroad community networks for future sharing of resources and best practices.

Participants: Approximately 50 U.S. HEI study abroad administrators

Length of Training: 1 day (Friday) from approximately 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: U.S. college or university campus

Dates: Within November 2019 – May 2020 timeframe

Budget: Up to $15,000 per workshop

For full details, please see the full RFP below.


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.