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Work-Study-Training for Productivity Program (W.S.T.P.)

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-WSTP


  • 1953 - 1958

Biographical / Historical

The government-sponsored Work-Study-Training project for foreign students began in 1951. For seven years, the College hosted different groups of student-trainees from Europe and Japan.

The program's main purpose was to demonstrate the possibility of peaceful cooperation and relations between peoples immediately after the World War and particularly to learn to understand the mode of living and working in the United States. The idea was for the foreign students to learn American working and production methods.

The goal was to create ties of permanent mutual value between the U.S. and foreign institutions by using foreign assistance to foster private enterprise and offset communist influences.

The government-sponsored project for foreign students ended at the conclusion of the 1957-1958 academic year.


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Part of the Manhattan College Archives Repository

O'Malley Library, Room 200
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
O'Malley Library, Room 200
Riverdale New York 10471 United States