Spelman College, the historically black women’s college in Atlanta, is making study abroad a reality by expanding the number and diversity of its programs, strengthening faculty support, and encouraging educational activities to students. Spelman encourages study abroad as part of its broader efforts to instill a sense of confidence in its students. Seventy-seven percent of the most recent graduating class had some sort of international experience, and participation rates in study abroad have soared nearly 120 percent over the past eight years. Spelman ranks among the top 20 colleges in the country for the share of its undergraduates who take part in study abroad. The college also worked to reduce the financial barriers to studying abroad, offering more than $200,000 in scholarships last year. In 2019, Spelman College was recognized as a Gilman Scholarship Top Producing Institutions in Racial and Ethnic Minority Students.
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