The Program for North American Mobility is designed to assist colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in giving students a North American perspective on education and training in a wide range of subject areas. The ultimate intent of the program is to assist with the building of a North American community. The North American Program fosters student exchange within the context of multilateral curricular development. Students benefit from having an added "North American" curriculum perspective and cultural dimension to their studies through a combination of trilateral curricular innovation and study abroad. The program will support collaborative efforts in the form of consortial partnerships consisting of either 1) at least two academic institutions from each country, funded for a period of four years, or 2) a partnership consisting of one academic institution from each country for a period of three years.