February 11, 2015
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IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative welcomes the Government of Ireland as a new Lead Signature Partner. Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan TD along with the US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley, today announced their approval for Education in Ireland to participate in Generation Study Abroad.

Under the agreement, Minister O’Sullivan’s Department will provide $100,000 to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad fund. The majority of the funding will be used to provide incentive grants to colleges and universities from across the United States, which the institutions will match and award as student scholarships which will be known as Ireland-IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarships.

"This partnership is an investment in future global relationships, providing a unique opportunity to showcase our higher education system now ranked in the top twenty worldwide according to IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014," said Minister O'Sullivan.

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Proposals Deadline: February 15, 2015

On October 1-2, 2015, the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will bring commitment partners together in Washington, D.C. to highlight their progress and create positive new solutions. The Summit is an exciting opportunity to engage and showcase commitment partners from all sectors and will feature high-level plenary debates, action-oriented sessions, think tanks and networking opportunities, as well as an engaging expo hall, to mobilize commitments and inspire new actions.

IIE INVITES PROPOSALS that highlight best practices, ideas, and innovations and that advance the collective Generation Study Abroad goal of significantly expanding and scaling education abroad. We also encourage proposals that reflect the spirit of collaboration across sectors.

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February 25, 2015, from 12:00 to 8:00 PM EST

The first Virtual Study Abroad Fair will be taking place on February 25th, 2015. The fair, hosted by CollegeWeekLive, IIE, and the U.S. Department of State, is a unique opportunity for U.S. students to learn more about the benefits of study abroad, program options, potential host countries and funding opportunities. Students and families can log in from 12:00 to 8:00 PM EST to watch live presentations and chat with representatives from all over the world. Attendance is free.

Students who visit at least 5 booths will be eligible to win the following prizes, (U.S. citizens only):
  • $1,000 IIE Travel Prize for study abroad (U.S students must be enrolled in an approved study abroad program by their institution to receive funds)
  • $500 STA Travel voucher
  • $50 Amazon voucher
Tell your Students about Virtual Study Abroad Fair
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The Generation Study Abroad Teacher Campaign seeks 1,000 teachers across the United States to take part in IIE’s initiative to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad. Teachers are powerful motivators capable of encouraging students to pursue any and all types of global study, from classroom projects in elementary school to study abroad programs in college.

IF YOU ARE A TEACHER, we invite you to Take the Pledge to encourage their students to have an international experience in college and to begin building their international skills now.

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Events and Deadlines

July 18–30, 2015, in Karuizawa, Japan | Apply by February 23, 2015

The ISAK Summer School is a program for middle school students who are interested in a life-changing leadership program held in Japan. The program is designed to help middle school students develop the skills needed to become creative innovators and problem solvers. The 80 exceptional students selected for the 2014 program represented 24 different countries. Summer School 2015 will be a 13-day experience in which students will learn about Leadership, Design and Diversity, while living together in the beautiful residential facilities at ISAK.
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The Institute of International Education (IIE) invites you to update or add study abroad funding opportunities to our online student directory, www.StudyAbroadFunding.org. With hundreds of scholarship and grant opportunities listed, www.StudyAbroadFunding.org is a comprehensive directory on finding study abroad funding opportunities for study abroad professionals and candidates. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research all around the world. 

Basic listings are free, and we provide many affordable opportunities—now including video—to better publicize your institution’s programs. To evaluate the affordable upgrade options, click here. If you have any questions, contact iiesupport@naylor.com.
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