FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2003
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,
to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate
instruction in international studies and foreign languages.