Study Abroad Bill Introduced
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The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act has new life in a new Congress. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the bill, which would authorize $80 million in grants for study abroad, to be administered by a new foundation. An earlier version of the legislation fell short of passage in the 110th Congress after clearing the House of Representatives. The bill is based on recommendations from the Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program, which set an oft-cited goal of upping the number of Americans studying abroad to one million.