Support for Study Abroad Programs

Support for Study Abroad Programs

Increasing student mobility through the diversification and expansion of study abroad opportunities at colleges and universities across France and the US.

The Transatlantic Mobility Program (TMP) awards grants of up to $15,000 to U.S. and French institutions of higher education to expand and diversify study abroad programs on both sides of the Atlantic. 

TMP is a partnership between the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, FACE Foundation, the Public Diplomacy Services of the Embassy of the United States of America in France, and NAFSA.

Program goals

The Transatlantic Mobility Program aims to increase the number of French and American students studying abroad, with a focus on international mobility opportunities for historically underserved or underrepresented student populations. The program strengthens partnerships between French and American universities and cultivates new collaborations between institutions on both sides of the Atlantic.  


The Transatlantic Mobility Program seeks the broadest diversity of institutions to compete for grants. The following Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are eligible to apply: 

HEIs located and legally registered in the US, including four-year degree issuing institutions (public and private), community colleges, technical/vocational schools, and other post-secondary institutions with credit-bearing programs. 

French HEIs, including Universities, Grandes Écoles, and all private and public schools and institutes recognized in France. U.S. branch institutions in France are not eligible. 


Applicants should be mindful of the following requirements:

Reciprocity: cooperation and exchange between partner institutions should be central to the proposed project.

Diversity and Inclusion: the proposed project should expand access to study-abroad opportunities, especially for historically underserved or underrepresented student populations.

Sustainability: although funding is a one-time allocation, partner institutions will be asked to describe how they intend to sustain student mobility and increase institutional exchanges over time. Programs that facilitate curricular integration in the long run will be viewed more favorably.

Proposed projects may include both virtual and in-person activities but must support international mobility of students and faculty during the grant period.


Before applying, carefully read the call for proposals to understand terms and requirements of the grant.

Follow the Application Guidelines to submit a complete application.

Use the online application form to submit your proposal.


Webinar and Q&A about the 2022-2023 grant competition.

Workshop on Higher Ed Internationalization: Development of New Partnership Models.