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HOW YOUR DONATION IMPACTS OUR PROGRAM
Donations will help expand the GEARE program to develop new university exchanges and professional opportunities in new countries. These gifts will also enhance intercultural training efforts and support living expenses for students working abroad. GEARE aims to provide its participants with unique transferable skills that will help enhance their intercultural abilities in their future
It is important for GEARE to remain a cost-neutral program. As the number of students, countries, and opportunities expand, there is a wide variety of compensation for these global internships or research experiences. In certain destinations allowances earned from internships are not enough to cover the cost of living expenses. Funds raised through donations provide scholarships to GEARE students participating in internships abroad with low compensation rates. GEARE is currently giving out $1,000 - $2,000 per scholarship.
REMOTE GLOBAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS
Due to COVID, GEARE has expanded opportunities for students to participate in engineering projects with students from international partners without the need for travel. These projects include collaboration between university and industry partners such as . Mentorship for the projects is provided by Purdue faculty and Graduate TA’s. Funds from donations may be used to assist with project coordination.