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Save the Date: October 23-25, 2016
2nd IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC




Be part of the Generation Study Abroad movement. Discover and share solutions on reaching our shared vision. Make connections and form new partnerships.

Generation Study Abroad has built momentum. Open Doors 2015 showed a positive growth in study abroad, but more is needed to achieve our ambitious goal. The Summit will be an opportunity to explore tools, exchange actions, and experiment with new approaches to increase and diversify study abroad. 

Who Should Attend?
  • Leaders and senior administrators from higher education institutions from the U.S. and around the world. 
  • Directors of Career Services, Diversity and Study Abroad Offices
  • CEOs and senior HR professionals from the private and public sector
  • Faculty members and educators from K-12 schools and school districts
  • Representatives of organizations focused on youth empowerment and access to global education
  • Government representatives from education, foreign affairs, and trade departments
All commitment partners and those interested in being part of the movement are encouraged to attend. Commitment partners are invited to bring a delegation from their institution/organization to the Summit. 

Coming Soon: Call for Proposals. Registration will open in March 2016.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Organizations with an interest in capitalizing on the strong momentum of Generation Study Abroad should consider sponsorship and/or exhibitor opportunities at the Summit. For information, contact Jeff Bunkin with IIE’s Media Partner, Naylor, at +1.352.333.3342, Email: jbunkin@naylor.com.

About Generation Study Abroad
Launched in March 2014 with 156 partners, Generation Study Abroad has grown to include more than 600 partners that have pledged a total of $185 million in support to make study abroad more accessible to all students. Partners include 350 U.S. colleges and universities, and 100 from outside of the United States, study abroad organizations and education associations as well as 14 country partners around the world, including the U.S. Department of State. In addition, 500 K-12 teachers from 50 states have pledged to take action to encourage their students to develop a global perspective and consider studying abroad when they are in college. 

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Year One Impact Report found that 84 percent of the U.S. colleges and universities who have joined the initiative plan to create or expand scholarships for underrepresented study abroad students, such as minority or ethnically diverse students or first generation students; 91 percent of the U.S. institutions are creating or expanding programs to offer more international for-academic credit opportunities; and 64 percent of the U.S. institutions are increasing the number of academic programs (certificates, minors or majors) that require or offer a study abroad component.

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