Whitney Jacobs, who graduated from the NMSU Museum Conservation Program in Fall 2013, has been accepted at the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program. She will study for a Masters in Archaeological Materials Science for the Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Materials. The Erasmus Program (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students), one of the most prestigious programs in the world, was created as a European Union (EU) student exchange program in 1987.
Erasmus Mundus is the part of Erasmus that is open to non-Europeans. Erasmus Mundus funds a number of scholarships for students and academics studying or teaching. Since 2010, fellowships have also been available for doctoral candidates. Scholarships cover participation costs, subsistence costs, and insurance for the duration of the study period. Whitney is one of only two Americans that were accepted into the program for the coming year, and one of only 25 non-European students accepted this year. She will spend two years in Europe while attending three universities: The University of Evora (Portugal), Sapienza Universita di Roma (Rome, Italy) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).