Middle East studies in the News
Budget Presents Mixed Picture for International Education
by Ian Wilhelm
President Obama's budget for the 2013 fiscal year is a mixed bag for international educators.
While requesting an almost 9-percent increase for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. State Department's flagship academic-exchange opportunity, many other international programs either face cuts or only a slight rise in support.
Perhaps of greatest concern is the Title VI program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Education. Title VI supports more than 150 academic centers dedicated to the study of various regions of the world, languages like Bengali and Farsi that are rarely taught at universities, and other international subjects.
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