Laws & Guidance HIGHER EDUCATION
1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965
P.L. 105-244

TITLE VI--INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SEC. 603. INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY

(a) MINORITY FOREIGN SERVICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM- Section 621(e) (20 U.S.C. 1131(e)) is amended by striking `one-fourth' and inserting `one-half'.

(b) INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT- Part C of title VI (20 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.) is amended--

(1) by redesignating sections 622 through 627 (20 U.S.C. 1131a through 1131f) as sections 623 through 628, respectively; and

(2) by inserting after section 621 (20 U.S.C. 1131) the following:

`SEC. 622. INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

`(a) IN GENERAL- The Institute shall award grants, from amounts available to the Institute for each fiscal year, to historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Tribally Controlled Colleges or Universities, and minority institutions, to enable such colleges, universities, and institutions to strengthen international affairs programs.

`(b) APPLICATION- No grant may be made by the Institute unless an application is made by the college, university, or institution at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Institute may require.

`(c) DEFINITIONS- In this section--

`(1) the term `historically Black college and university' has the meaning given the term in section 322;

`(2) the term `Hispanic-serving institution' has the meaning given the term in section 502;

`(3) the term `Tribally Controlled College or University' has the meaning given the term in section 2 of the Tribally Controlled College or University Assistance Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1801); and

`(4) the term `minority institution' has the meaning given the term in section 365.'.

(c) STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM- Section 623 (as redesignated by subsection(b)(1)) (20 U.S.C. 1131a)--

(1) in the section heading, by striking `junior year' and inserting `study';

(2) in subsection (b)(2)--

(A) by inserting `, or completing the third year of study in the case of a summer abroad program,' after `study'; and

(B) by striking `junior year' and inserting `study'; and

(3) in subsection (c)--

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking `junior year' and inserting `study';

(B) in paragraph (1), by striking `junior year' and inserting `study'; and

(C) in paragraph (2)--

(i) by striking `one-half' and inserting `one-third'; and

(ii) by striking `junior year' and inserting `study'.

(d) INTERNSHIPS- Section 625 (as redesignated by subsection (b)(1)) (20 U.S.C. 1132c)--

(1) by striking `The Institute' and inserting `(a) IN GENERAL- The Institute'; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

`(b) POSTBACCALAUREATE INTERNSHIPS- The Institute shall enter into agreements with institutions of higher education described in the first sentence of subsection (a) to conduct internships for students who have completed study for a baccalaureate degree. The internship program authorized by this subsection shall--

`(1) assist the students to prepare for a master's degree program;

`(2) be carried out with the assistance of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;

`(3) contain work experience for the students designed to contribute to the students' preparation for a master's degree program; and

`(4) be assisted by the Interagency Committee on Minority Careers in International Affairs established under subsection (c).

`(c) INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON MINORITY CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS-

`(1) ESTABLISHMENT- There is established in the executive branch of the Federal Government an Interagency Committee on Minority Careers in International Affairs composed of not less than 7 members, including--

`(A) the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services of the Department of Agriculture, or the Under Secretary's designee;

`(B) the Assistant Secretary and Director General, of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce, or the Assistant Secretary and Director General's designee;

`(C) the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness of the Department of Defense, or the Under Secretary's designee;

`(D) the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education in the Department of Education, or the Assistant Secretary's designee;

`(E) the Director General of the Foreign Service of the Department of State, or the Director General's designee;

`(F) the General Counsel of the Agency for International Development, or the General Counsel's designee; and

`(G) the Associate Director for Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency, or the Associate Director's designee.

`(2) FUNCTIONS- The Interagency Committee established by this section shall--

`(A) on an annual basis inform the Secretary and the Institute regarding ways to advise students participating in the internship program assisted under this section with respect to goals for careers in international affairs;

`(B) locate for students potential internship opportunities in the Federal Government related to international affairs; and

`(C) promote policies in each department and agency participating in the Committee that are designed to carry out the objectives of this part.'.

(f) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 627 (as redesignated by subsection (b)(1)) (20 U.S.C. 1131e) is amended by striking `625' and inserting `626'.

(g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- Section 628 (as redesignated by subsection (b)(1)) (20 U.S.C. 1131f), by striking `1993' and inserting `1999'.

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