August 28, 2015
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IIE, in collaboration with the New York Times in Education, has selected the recipients of the Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge. The winning digital stories will be unveiled at the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad with both winners present to share their stories. In the lead up to the IIE Summit, runner-up videos will be posted to the IIE YouTube channel as well as the Generation Study Abroad website. Check those pages often to see these great alumni voices!

View runner up video by Mathew Cerf
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October 1–2, 2015 in Washington, DC | Register | Contact

Register by August 31 to secure your spot at the regular registration rate. The IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will feature four high-level plenary debates, 20 action-oriented sessions, think tanks, and many networking opportunities, as well as an engaging expo hall. We've added new speakers to the line-up and a detailed overview of the plenary and panel sessions. Visit the summit website to see what's new, and secure your place today!

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September 29, 2015, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City | Learn More | Contact

At this year’s International Awards Gala IIE will honor NYU President John Sexton and renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser. This event is IIE’s largest celebration each year and brings together over 400 leaders from the business, philanthropic, diplomatic, and education sectors. We would deeply appreciate your support and hope you will join us in purchasing tickets or a table in honor of this year’s remarkable honorees and the vital work of the Institute.

IIENetwork members and Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners are eligible for a reduced rate.
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Part one of a two-part series on how to build a strong partnership with an international school in order to facilitate travel abroad for high school students. — Education Week

While the overall growth of U.S. study abroad remains slow, this article outlines the current trends providing a good indication of where overseas programs are expanding. — Forbes

The worldwide survey shows that parents believe study abroad will help their children stand out in competitive job markets. — The PIE News

In most European countries, students begin studying their first foreign language as a compulsory school subject between the ages of 6 and 9, whereas many U.S. states individual school districts to set language requirements. — Pew Research Center
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Commitment Partner Spotlight

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is pleased to announce the launch of its Engage programs beginning in Spring 2016. As part of their Generation Study Abroad commitment, this portfolio of practical, affordable semester experiences are designed with the career-oriented student in mind. Engage intends to shape future professionals and expand access to study abroad through four key approaches that align programming options with the priorities of today's students.

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Upcoming Proposal Submission Deadlines:
NASPA: September 4, 2015

Highlight your Generataion Study Abroad commitment and showcase your progress on your campus. Please consider submitting a conference proposal addressing your innovative actions, how you have helped your students overcome barriers to study abroad, and how your campus is supporting international student mobility.
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Events and Deadlines

October 2, 2015, in Washington, DC | Registration Deadline: August 29, 2015

Hosted by the DC Public Schools Global Education office and featuring speakers from the Asia Society and Longview Foundation, join district-level leaders and administrators for a focused brainstorming session to  examine the growing field of K-12 global education, the role of study abroad in K-12 global education initiatives, and discuss next steps for developing students’ global competence and a "culture of travel" in local school districts. A key takeaway will be how to create a K-12 environment in which global experiences are the expectation rather than the exception. The session will be held under the umbrella of the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad.
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Summer Program Deadline: February 2, 2016

The online applications for 2016 Whitaker International Program awards are now open. Administered by IIE, the Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineering and bioengineering students and post-docs to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad. All students/post-docs/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad are encouraged to apply. Should you have any questions, please email
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Application Deadline: November 30, 2015 | Learn More | Contact

The Global Study Awards is an exciting initiative being launched by the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), StudyPortals, and the British Council IELTS. The aim of the Global Study Awards is to encourage students to study abroad by offering them a chance to win $10,000 towards their tuition fees and living expenses. The Global Study Awards will be available to prospective students in all countries worldwide and enable the successful candidate(s) to study abroad, on any chosen undergraduate program at a higher education institution. Round 1 will award a maximum of four students starting their study abroad program in January 2016.
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