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In 2002, the UNC Board of Governors adopted internationalization as one of the strategic directions for the University of North Carolina as a whole. Strategic Direction 5 aims to "promote an international perspective throughout the University community to prepare citizens to become leaders in a multi-ethnic and global society." East Carolina University's Division of Academic Affairs, as part of its response to ECU's 2004-2009 planning objectives, has elaborated several goals that relate directly to the Study Abroad Endowment Fund proposed here, specifically: AA#2, "Expand opportunities for ECU students to study abroad," and AA#4, "Investigate and support development of international education and global initiatives."