a snapshot of our impact across the hemisphere
ExxonMobil builds global engineering workforce
The University of Tulsa, in partnership with Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, won an ExxonMobil-funded grant to develop a study abroad program integrating language, culture, and science to increase student awareness and research in the important relationship between the U.S. and Brazilian energy sectors.
25 Grants Funded across 5 countries
181% ROI Across 26 Partnerships
fields of study: Engineering, Physics, Geology, & Geophysics
Traveling abroad to Brazil was an incredible opportunity to think more critically about life back in the U.S. and experience a new culture, while exploring the possibility of joining the energy industry workforce. The trip has given me a newfound desire to be more globally knowledgeable and potentially work abroad. - Student Beneficiary, University of Tulsa
Santander builds brand awareness in education
The University of New Mexico, in partnership with Universidad La Salle México and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, won a Santander-funded grant to develop the Innovation Academy for Women in the Americas. This program focused on providing research, leadership, and mentorship opportunities for undergraduate women in STEM. It offered graduate scholarships for winning research projects.
26 Grants Funded across 14 countries
219% ROI Across 48 Partnerships
fields of study: All
Many times people in Mexico live under the culture where they say, “You can’t do this because you are a girl, oh my poor little daughter.” It is important to say yes, you can. There are great women who have accomplished great things. - Karen del Rocio Bentacourt Ravelo, Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Poza Rica
CAF - Development bank of Latin America & vocational study
Miami Dade College, in partnership with SENA, the national vocational and technical institution in Colombia, won a CAF-funded grant to study the innovations and trends in hospitality between Miami and Armenia, based on shared economic and Hispanic heritage linkages. The program required students to develop a business plan and better prepared them for careers in the tourism industry.
5 Grants Funded across 2 countries
45% ROI Across 5 Partnerships
fields of study: vocational & Technical Training
Focused on U.S. Community Colleges & SENA Centers
The courses were excellent in providing us with information about the diverse cuisine of Colombia and the different kinds of hospitality in the Americas. - Student Beneficiary, Miami Dade College
Coca-Cola achieves goals in public health & environment
Northwestern University, in partnership with Universidad Panamericana, won a Coca-Cola-funded grant to develop a service learning and study program in public health. The program brought together students to address the growing problem of obesity in Chicago and Mexico City.
16 Grants Funded across 5 countries
95% ROI Across 21 Partnerships
fields of study: public Health, water & Environment
The experiences I had this summer will stay with me for a lifetime, and will continue to guide me in my career in global health. - Austin Stults, Northwestern University