Brazil’s ‘Science Without Borders’ Program Sends 650 Students to United States
The Department of State announced on January 5, 2012, that 650 Brazilian students arrived in the United States in the first week in January to study in over 100 U.S. universities in 42 states. These students are the first wave of participants in Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s “Science Without Borders” scholarship program to come to U.S. classrooms.
Last year, President Barack Obama announced the “100,000 Strong for the Americas” initiative to increase international study with a target of 100,000 students from Latin America and the Caribbean studying in the United States, and a reciprocal 100,000 students from the United States studying in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
Additionally, President Rousseff’s “Science Without Borders” program will support as many as 101,000 outstanding Brazilian students for international study in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the next four years. Up to half of them will study in the United States. The Department said, “Our partnership with Brazil continues to grow and this investment through educational exchanges will continue to benefit our societies for generations to come.”