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9/18/2008

Warner Doctoral Student BaileyShea Awarded Ping Fellowship

Warner School educational policy and theory doctoral student Chelsea BaileyShea was recently awarded the prestigious Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship from The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). The funding will be used to support BaileyShea’s doctoral research on factors affecting American students—particularly minority and male students—participation in study abroad.

A natural partnership, CIEE offers educational programs abroad for students, faculty and educational administrators to “help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.” The Ping Fellowship is an extension of this mission, providing support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad.

Based on her own experience abroad in France as an undergrad, BaileyShea hopes her research will offer evidence to support governmental and higher education initiatives to boost participation and access to study abroad programs, especially among minorities.

For more about Chelsea BaileyShea, visit http://www.rochester.edu/warner/profiles/baileyshea.html.

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