The Institute shall conduct, by grant or contract, a junior year abroad program. The junior year abroad program shall be open to eligible students at institutions of higher education, including historically Black colleges and universities, tribally controlled colleges or universities, Alaska Native-serving, Native Hawaiian-serving, and Hispanic-serving institutions, and other institutions of higher education with significant minority student populations. Eligible student expenses shall be shared by the Institute and the institution at which the student is in attendance. Each student may spend not more than 9 months abroad in a program of academic study, as well as social, familial and political interactions designed to foster an understanding of and familiarity with the language, culture, economics and governance of the host country.
20 U.S. Code § 1131a. Study abroad program
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–315 struck out “as defined in section 1061 of this title” after “Black colleges and universities” and substituted “tribally controlled colleges or universities, Alaska Native-serving, Native Hawaiian-serving, and Hispanic-serving institutions” for “tribally controlled Indian community colleges as defined in the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 105–244, § 603(c)(2), inserted “, or completing the third year of study in the case of a summer abroad program,” after “year of study” and substituted “study abroad” for “junior year abroad”.