On October 1-2, 2015, the inaugural IIE Summit will bring together Generation Study Abroad commitment partners in Washington, D.C. to highlight their progress and create positive new solutions.
The Summit 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. The Embassies of Brazil, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom will host networking receptions for the conference participants.
The Summit will bring together hundreds of participants and speakers, including senior level leaders from diverse sectors. Summit participants will include U.S. and non-U.S. higher education institutions, the K-12 community, foreign language community, study abroad organizations, education associations, private sector corporations and foundations, student ambassadors, the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government agencies; and foreign government partners, including Ministries of Higher Education and Human Resource Development.
Programming and Media Partners:
• Asia Society • British Council • CAPES • Education New Zealand • European-American Chamber of Commerce • New York Times in Education • Norwegian Embassy
• American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) • IES Abroad • University of Dayton
The U.S. Study Abroad Survey captures data on U.S. students traveling abroad for academic credit and is part of our annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The compilation of data published in Open Doors is only possible with the assistance of international education and other higher education professionals at institutions throughout the United States who voluntarily provide their data for aggregate reporting in Open Doors.
The Open Doors
report, supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, has long been regarded as the authoritative source for statistical data on international student flows to the United States. For more information about Open Doors and to access data highlights, visit our website at www.iie.org/OpenDoors
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Study abroad is now longer only for the wealthy, and millennials are taking note. Data shows they study abroad in higher numbers than any previous generation. According to IIE's Daniel Obst, interviewed for the article, millennials are also turning toward destinations such as India, Brazil and China. — USA Today College
Author Thomas Chatterton Williams urges black Americans to seek international experiences and challenges the belief that expatriation is a "luxury reserved for those with economic and social capital." — New York Times
Marjorie Cohen gives advice for students on how to study abroad in Florence, Italy, on a budget and includes an itemized list of typical costs. — Investopedia.com
Younger students are more connected to their peers abroad as a result of greater educational mobility and new technology like Skype. Teachers can capitalize on these developments to increase the likelihood that these students study abroad in college. — Times Higher Education
Commitment Partner Spotlight
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce STA Travel
as the official travel provider of the Generation Study Abroad initiative.
STA Travel will make a contribution to the IIE Study Abroad Fund for each trip booked through STA by students from Generation Study Abroad commitment partner institutions. In addition to contributing funding for scholarships to the IIE Study Abroad Fund
, other commitments by STA Travel include providing sponsorship support and promotion of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, as well as added travel benefits for commitment partner institutions in order to make travel and study abroad more affordable for students.
IIE welcomes Australia as a new Country Partner in the Generation Study Abroad initiative. The Hon Kim Beazley, Australia's Ambassador to United States of America and Allan E. Goodman, IIE's President and CEO, marked the new collaboration at an event at the Australian Embassy last week.
In addition to Australia, 12 other countries (Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom, as well as the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,) have made commitments to Generation Study Abroad. Nearly 100 non-U.S. institutions and organizations have pledged to take action to attract more U.S. students by offering scholarships, designing new programs, and expanding partnerships with U.S. institutions.
Events and Deadlines
Keep an eye out for IIE Staff visiting the "Big Easy" for the Diversity Abroad and the Forum’s annual conferences.
Diversity Abroad Conference | March 22–24, 2015
Lindsay Calvert, Director of the Gilman International Scholarship Program, will present on scholarships for underrepresented students and strategies for creating access. Lee Rivers, Assistant Manager for the Fulbright Program, will present on creating partnerships for advising.
Lindsay Calvert, Director of the Gilman International Scholarship Program, will present on scholarships for underrepresented students and strategies for creating access. Wagaye Johannes, Project Director for Generation Study Abroad, will present on disability inclusion.
IIE Staff, including Randi Bulter, Jody Dudderar, Lisa Mayorga, Wagaye Johannes and Lora Seery will also be holding a workshop on IIE administered scholarships at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This advisor workshop will discuss scholarship programs administered by IIE and provide program overviews and advising tips for grants including the U.S. Department of State's Gilman Scholarship and Fulbright Student and Scholars Programs, IIE’s Generation Study Abroad and the National Security Education Program's Boren Awards. Register by March 16
Application Deadline: March 25, 2015 | Contact
IIE has been invited to nominate five candidates for the Chinese Government Scholarships under the umbrella of Generation Study Abroad to support one year or more of study in a Chinese university. The award provides full tuition and room/board at designated universities in China, along with in-country travel and other incidentals, but not including international airfare. Candidates may apply for a year of general studies and/or Chinese language study, or for a 2-3 year Master’s Degree (taught in English or Chinese), plus 1-2 years of prior language preparation if your Mandarin is not sufficient to pursue a Master’s degree taught in Chinese.
Final scholarship decisions will be made by the China Scholarship Council in consultation with the host universities in China, with decisions announced by the end of July. IIE will inform applicants by early to mid-April if they are among IIE's five recommended nominees.
Interested students should contact Alyssa Yeng, firstname.lastname@example.org
, as soon as possible for application details and specific instructions.
Save the Date: March 11, 2015, 1:00 PM EST
Save the date for the next of our Generation Study Abroad Webinar Series to be held on March 11 at 1pm Eastern. Hear from Generation Study Abroad Partners Arizona State University and SUNY Cortland, as well as the U.S. Department of State’s Gillman International Scholarship staff, to learn about funding models and opportunities to help more students study abroad. The webinar is free of charge and open to Generation Study Abroad commitment partners who can register through the Commitment Partner Network. For more information, contact email@example.com
Following a very successful first round, a second round of Education New Zealand's travel awards is underway. The awards are part of the commitment to IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, designed to make a study abroad experience in New Zealand more attainable. Awards range from USD 500 to 2,000 to cover various study abroad expenses. The current crop of scholarship winners are busy documenting their time in New Zealand on Instagram