California Legislature Recognizes UCEAP’s Contributions to State with Concurrent ResolutionDATE: 9/19/2012
Measure expresses congratulations and appreciation for UCEAP’s 50 years of success in providing study abroad opportunities to Californians and for advancing internationalization on UC campuses.
Santa Barbara, CA (September 2012)—The California State Legislature has passed a concurrent resolution acknowledging the unique contributions the University of California Education Abroad Program
(UCEAP) has made to the academic, economic, and cultural life of California and its citizens. Enacted on the occasion of UCEAP’s 50th Anniversary
, the bill, known as ACR-168
on the legislative calendar, was introduced by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and was approved without a single “no” vote by both the Assembly and Senate.
“We’re delighted that the California Legislature has chosen our 50th Anniversary to give UCEAP this recognition,” said Jean-Xavier Guinard, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the University of California Education Abroad Program. “At a time when our state faces many challenges, this Resolution serves as a reminder that UCEAP is a program that’s proven its value for 50 years. The demographic changes in California and our increasingly globalized economy will make the international perspective provided by UCEAP that much more valuable in the future.”
The Resolution details UCEAP’s historical and continued innovation in a broad range of areas including academics, language acquisition, financial support for students, health and safety, and the promotion of diversity and cultural competency. Particular attention was also paid to the lifelong career benefits enjoyed by UCEAP students and the Resolution includes an impressive list of distinguished UCEAP alumni and their accomplishments.
“We’re very proud that our program has received this affirmation from our elected officials,” continued Guinard, “and we’re especially proud of our students, our staff, our alumni, and their many contributions to the State of California.”