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How will you mobilize your network to encourage study abroad?

Send a Message to Alumni
Post a Photo on Social Media
Ask Faculty to Nominate
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The contest runs until March 31, 2016 

The Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with Go Overseas and AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, and STA Travel, launched the #GoStudyAbroad contest calling on everyone to encourage U.S. college students to study abroad by the time they graduate. Students who enter the contest can win a $10k study abroad scholarship (along with other prizes). Alumni who nominate are eligible to win travel prizes.

We encourage higher education institutions, study abroad organizations, government agencies and others to participate in this nationwide campaign. Please join us in mobilizing study abroad alumni, faculty members and wider campus communities to nominate students to #GoStudyAbroad. 

Help Us Reach Our Goal:
If each of our readers shares this message with just 10 study abroad alumni, who in turn nominate 2 students each, we will reach our goal! Help us reach 10,000 alumni who will inspire others to embark upon a life changing study abroad experience!

Utilize Our Social Media Toolkit to Inspire Students to #GoStudyAbroad: Download and share images on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

3 Ways for U.S. Institutions and Organizations to Support the Campaign:
       • Connect with your alumni office and make a plan to engage with alumni. 
       • Identify three campus departments to partner with in spreading the word. Think about
         those who you don’t already partner with regularly like Greek Life, Athletics, Life
         Sciences and more! 
       • Engage with your international student community and get them excited about
         spreading awareness of their home country.

3 Ways for International Institutions and Organizations to Support the Campaign:
       • Connect with American students and visitors currently studying at your institution.
       • Gather contact information for your international alumni from the U.S. and make a
         plan to reach out to them via email and social media.
       • Work on highlighting your university or program and country as a study abroad
Commitment Partner Spotlight

Student Ambassador Programs Expand Study Abroad

What would your life be like if you had never studied abroad? Now, think of how different someone else’s life would be if you could just convince them to go abroad, too. Study Abroad Alumni share our passion for international education and can be powerful change makers in the lives of students. A number of Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners have launched new Ambassador Programs and are currently seeking participants to encourage their peers to #GoStudyAbroad. 

Positions Available with Spring 2016 STA Travel Student Ambassador Program
Deadline: Ongoing | Contact
STA Travel is now recruiting for student ambassadors for their U.S. division. This is a semester-long commitment, with the opportunity to extend into the Fall 2016 semester. There will be compensation provided in the form of STA Travel credit, with additional bonus incentives offered. Click here to apply with your resume and cover letter. 

Diversity Abroad Announces New Overseas Ambassador Program
Application Deadline: June 1, 2016 at 5:00pm EST | Learn More 
The Overseas Ambassador Program is a brand new initiative created for currently enrolled college and university students going abroad to study, intern or volunteer, as well as recent grads working or teaching abroad. For the duration of their time abroad, Overseas Ambassadors will serve as a voice for their peers to the Diversity Abroad audience. By writing insightful articles about their new surroundings, cross-cultural observations and personal growth, their words will inspire other diverse students to go abroad and challenge them to rethink how global experiences can be for everyone. Economically disadvantaged students, first-generation, students with disabilities and ethnic and racially diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Study in Spain 2016 Student Ambassadors Program
The program aims to strengthen relations and the image of Spain in higher learning institutions in the United States. This is achieved through various promotional activities being conducted by the Study in Spain Student Ambassadors in their universities, directed towards promoting Spain as a destination for study abroad programs. Share your alumni outreach and ambassador programming with the Generation Study Abroad team on the Commitment Partner LinkedIn page. We’d love to hear your creative ideas for alumni engagement! 
Events and Deadlines
U.S. Study Abroad Branch & Partners of the Americas' Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergrad Study Abroad
Application Deadline: March 15, 2016 | Learn More
To improve diversity and participation in study abroad, the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Educational Programs, U.S. Study Abroad Branch and Partners for the Americas are pleased to announce their Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. These 17 grants of up to $50,000 will further the mission of the U.S. Study Abroad Branch by increasing the participation and diversity in study abroad through enhancing higher education institutions’ capacity to send their students overseas for academic credit, internships, or other experiential learning opportunities.

Chinese Government Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 21, 2016 | Learn More | Contact
The Institute of International Education (IIE) continues to accept applications for the Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) for 2016.  Awards are available for one year of Chinese language study, or for multi-year bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. programs. This award will cover tuition and accommodation fees, and awardees will be provided a monthly living allowance and medical insurance coverage. Visit the website or contact Steven Dale for more information. 

Announcing the 2016 GoAbroad Innovation Awards - Submit Your Nominations
Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016, 11:59pm MST | Learn More | Contact
GoAbroad.com is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for their 2016 Innovation Awards. This is the 6th year of recognizing and celebrating the great ideas, programs, and people in international education. Visit the Innovation Awards website to read more about the award categories and submit your nominations. 

Trinity College Dublin Study Abroad Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016 for Fall Semester | Learn More | Contact
Trinity College Dublin is proud to offer scholarships for full year study abroad students and travel grants for students studying for a semester or full year. The scholarships and travel grants will be available to students studying at Trinity in the 2016/2017 Academic Year. As part of Generation Study Abroad two travel grants will be available for full year or semester study abroad students. Each travel grant will be to the value of up to €2,000 per student. Six scholarships of €1500 each are also available for students studying abroad for the full academic year at Trinity College Dublin.



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