The U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education Programs, authorized under the Title VI of the Higher Education Act (Title VI), provide federal funding to insitutions of higher education to assist in the development of regional expertise and language skills. Two Title VI programs have been particularly essential, National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies FellowshipsThe UC Berkeley Center for African Studies has had various Title VI grants since 1979 and are pleased to be the recipient of another Title VI NRC grant for AY 2023-2024 through AY 2025-2026.
The Title VI programs have supported funding for African language instruction, graduate and undergraduate fellowships to study African languages, new curriculum for learning about Africa, library resources, outreach to educators, media and the community, and a variety of events open to the campus and greater community.
The Title VI programs have funded international education at UC Berkeley since the beginning of the program in 1959. To learn more about the Title VI program in general, visit the site "Engaging the World: U.S. Global Competence for the 21st century" (www.usglobalcompetence.org) created by the American Council on Education and Coalition for International Education. This website illustrates the value of making international and foreign language education part of the core mission of the U.S. education system from K-12 through graduate school. It was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HEA-Title VI and Fulbright-Hays. George Breslauer, former Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost at UC Berkeley is one of the featured alumni of the Title VI progams.
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