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May 21, 2003

Birmingham-Southern Latin American Studies Program awarded grant

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Latin American Studies Program at Birmingham-Southern College has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program.

The grant will fund courses teaching students to relate to the growing local Spanish speaking population, particularly in medical and business areas. It also will provide for other new course development, a Spanish course for faculty, and faculty travel to Latin America.

BSC was one of 22 grantees selected from 133 applications for this year's nationwide grant competition.

The annual grants to institutions of higher education, and public and private nonprofit educational organizations and scholarly associations, are designed to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.


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