Dear CMES Community,
The White House's proposed Federal budget (https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/2018_blueprint.pdf) calls for drastic cuts throughout the Department of Education. The proposed budget asks for the ELIMINATION or REDUCTION of international education programs (p.18), but offers no details. Title VI programs, such as National Resource Centers (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), fall under this category. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona is both an NRC and offers FLAS fellowships to students studying a Middle Eastern language. To see some other programs that will likely be affected, please visit https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/index.html…. We will give informative updates as soon as we know more.
Thank you for your support,