Illinois State University's Office of International Studies was awarded a $25,000 grant from the U.S Department of State. 

The grant for a faculty and student exchange program with Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar (URL) to advocate for environmental justice.

Through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, the grant will be used to expand a new program called Environmental Justice: A Partnership between Illinois State and Universidad Rafael Landívar.

The Innovation Fund grant competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Cementos Progreso and supports new relationships between colleges and universities in the United States and higher education institutions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Illinois State students and faculty will tour important Guatemalan legal institutions, see mock trials regarding environmental legal conflict and be a part of laboratories while at URL. 

URL students and faculty coming to Illinois State will be provided the opportunity to participate in workshops, course observations and field visits to organizations working on environmental justice.

KELLIE FOY is a News Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at vidette_kafoy1@ilstu.edu  Follow her on Twitter at @kellie_foy 


IF YOU SUPPORT THE VIDETTE MISSION of providing a training laboratory for Illinois State University student journalists to learn and sharpen viable, valuable and marketable skills in all phases of print and digital media, please consider contributing to this most important cause. Thank you.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.