ERIC Number: ED224307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Governmental and Corporate Funding of Foreign Languages for Business Purposes.
The process of obtaining funding for the Eastern Michigan University Language and International Trade program is recounted and suggestions are made for funding similar programs. After several unsuccessful attempts to acquire federal funds, a Title VI grant was awarded to set up degree programs in language and international trade. Support was also obtained from the International Cooperative Education Exchange Program for student exchanges with business schools in Germany, France, and Spain. The exchange program has proven to be the most attractive component of the curriculum. It involves the exchange of advanced students and a 4-month full-time business internship. A small grant was also acquired from the West German government and served to attract the interest of the U.S. Department of Education. The Department funding was received under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a program which is recommended for funding of innovative global approaches. Support from the corporate sector, including firms in which program interns and graduates have been placed, is anticipated in the future. (RW)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Curriculum, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Grants, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Languages for Special Purposes, Program Development
Not available separately; see FL 013 333.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastern Michigan University
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Spanish for Bilingual Careers in Business (Ypsilanti, MI, March 18-20, 1982).