Published in collaboration with the AIFS Foundation and written by three leading study abroad experts—Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, Allan E. Goodman, and William Gertz—this companion guide to A Student Guide to Study Abroad contains critical information parents need to inform themselves and to support their high school or college student as he or she navigates the study abroad experience.
Print copies of the English and Spanish editions of A Parent Guide to Study Abroad are available from IIE Publications for $4.95, with a steep discount for bulk copies
for schools to give out to parents: 20 copies for $20.00
Over 500 participants representing Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners from all sectors will be joining us next week in Washington, DC. 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 encourage you to visit our booth to learn more about IIE resources and activities. For those of you who would like to attend, please register online
or email Katja Simons at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 100,000 Strong Foundation followed 6 students with 6 diverse interests living in 6 cities across China. Each student was drawn to China for a different reason, and each discovered a new culture and a new home abroad. Where will you find YOUR China?
Commitment Partner Spotlight
alumni commit $3 Million to for study abroad scholarships. Read more
Executive Director, Eliza Pesuit, receives Jefferson Award for outstanding community service. Read more
University of Tampa
joins mayor to discover economic development strategies in Dublin, Ireland. Read more
launches the first education abroad access, inclusion, and diversity assessment tool. Read more
Events and Deadlines
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 | Read More
The IIE-AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants Program recognizes U.S. secondary-level teachers who have shown to be outstanding advocates for study abroad. The program is a professional development opportunity for teachers who have taken the Generation Study Abroad pledge to prepare their students for global citizenship and study abroad. Fifty enrichment grants of $1,000 each are available to teachers to conduct any learning activity in the United States or abroad that enhances their international outlook and global experience.
Application Deadline: November 6, 2015 | Read More
On Monday, October 12, STA Travel, in collaboration with the Foundation for Global Scholars, will launch the second round of its Start the Adventure Scholarship. The Start the Adventure Scholarship was born out of a desire by STA Travel to recognize both student and institution. Thus, $2500 is awarded to a deserving student, and a matching donation of $2500 is made to the student's home university or college to award to an additional student of their choice for study abroad.
IIE is delighted to invite you to nominate your program for the 2016 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. IIE created these awards to honor outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member
universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international exchange partnerships in practice today. There are four award categories for 2016: Internationalizing the Campus, Study Abroad, International Partnerships, and Internationalizing the HBCU or Community College.
Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective scholarship program designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the challenges of the 21st century. Through a fully-funded, one-year Master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and foster a greater understanding of China and its emerging role in the world. Exceptional students, alumni, and young professionals are encouraged to apply for the inaugural July 2016 class.
Going Global, hosted by the British Council, is the largest open forum for world leaders of tertiary education to network, debate international tertiary education issues and challenges, and to discuss creative, collaborative solutions. The conference welcomes leaders and practitioners within the tertiary education sector as well as education ministers, journalists, policy makers, and industry representatives. The theme for this year is Building nations, connecting cultures.