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Act Now to Prevent Cuts to Funding for International Education

September 11, 2015

The U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill includes a proposed $25.2 million cut to the Department of Education’s international education and foreign language programs. The loss of funds would represent a 35 percent cut to Title VI and Fulbright-Hay programs, reducing educational opportunities for students in foreign languages and cultures.  

According to the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), which is spearheading opposition to the proposed bill with the Coalition for International Education, “a reduction of this magnitude would severely and indefinitely impair these long-standing, bipartisan programs that support the development of U.S. human resource capabilities vital for our national security, economic competitiveness, and global engagement.”

Title VI and Fulbright-Hays are the federal government’s most comprehensive programs for developing and maintaining a steady supply of graduates with deep expertise in foreign languages and cultures, international markets, world regions, and global issues that support our diplomatic, defense, commercial, and educational interests.

Click here to voice your opposition to these cuts.