FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Transatlantic Mobility Program

The Transatlantic Mobility Program aims at increasing Franco-American student mobility by supporting American and French Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in developing study-abroad opportunities.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., together with NAFSAthe FACE Foundation, and the support of the U.S. Embassy in France, offer eligible institutions a grant of up to $15,000 to expand and diversify study-abroad programs on both sides of the Atlantic. Proposals will be evaluated on how projects can effectively and concretely encourage the greatest number of students to participate in a study-abroad program.

The Transatlantic Mobility Program stems from the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative. The joint declaration signed in May 2014 by the U.S. Department of State and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims at strengthening the historic ties between the United States and France by doubling, by 2025, the number of students from France and the United States studying abroad in our respective countries. A strong emphasis was placed on increasing diversity in study-abroad programs, both in terms of areas of study and student profiles. 

To increase the number of students from France and the United States making their way across the Atlantic, Higher Education Institutions must play an essential role in building strong partnerships, developing innovative and sustainable study-abroad models, and designing programs for nontraditional students. Proposals will be evaluated on how projects can effectively and concretely encourage the greatest number of students to participate in a study-abroad program.

Contact

Anna Malan
Higher Education Program Officer
anna.malan@frenchculture.org