Dr. Gary Lowe, Coordinator of NMSU’s “Aggies Go Global” program, has posted a report showing how important Aggies Go Global (AGG) support has been for students over the past few years. Over 180 students have received assistance.
Recipients of AGG support are those that do not fall into the traditional categories of study abroad. Traditional study abroad students go to partner universities, or pay third-party providers, to study in another country. AGG students, however, are not studying for credit. This special population of students goes abroad for things such as community service, international conferences, internships, or research. Without the help of AGG, these types of requests would fall through the cracks.
The success of AGG is due in large part to the commitment of College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Dean Dr. Lowell Catlett, who sees his support of AGG and Dr. Lowe as something essential to help all NMSU students, not just those in ACES, become more aware of the world around them.
During the 2013-14 academic year the Office of International and Border Programs has also provided AGG with $15,000 in scholarship support.