Since 1930, the Omni Shoreham Hotel has played host to presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls. What better place for the IIE Summit to take place? This year’s Summit will bring together education, government and business leaders, and journalists for action-oriented discussion on how to ensure national experience is a key part of 21st century education and make study abroad opportunities available to all. The 2016 IIE Summit is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad®, a five-year initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. The Summit will continue to push the envelope to change how we think and "do" study abroad as we work together to achieve our ambitious goal of doubling by the end of the decade.
IIE is pleased to announce, in partnership with The New York Times in Education
, the 2016 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge
. Study abroad returnees are encouraged to submit digital story submissions between 0:30 and 2 minutes long that demonstrate how study abroad gave them an edge, the impact it had on their personal or professional life, and how The New York Times
content helped them navigate, enhance or make sense of their experience. Winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize, an iPad, a trip to the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad
in Washington D.C., and a video spotlight on The New York Times in Education
website. Winners will also be recognized as a Generation Study Abroad Voice.
Webinar Date: June 8, 2016, 3:00 PM EST | Register
2016 IIE Heiskell Award Honorable Mention and Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner SUNY Oswego is sharing their innovative "I, Too, Am Study Abroad" marketing campaign with the commitment partner network. This campaign has had a positive impact on increasing study abroad participation rates among diverse students. The returnee t-shirt is a centerpiece of the "I, Too, Am Study Abroad" campaign and aims to help participants process their experiences overseas and facilitate conversation about the importance of an education abroad experience. IIE has partnered with SUNY Oswego to make this t-shirt, along with a guide to help U.S. colleges and universities implement their own campaign.
Please join us for a special webinar
with SUNY Oswego and learn how to bring this campaign to your campus. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 8th at 3pm EST
Application Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2016, 5:00 PM EST | Learn More
The Embassy of France, country partner to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, will support scholarships to help U.S. students study in France. The French Embassy – Generation Study Abroad Scholarships are specifically designated for underrepresented students who have an interest in France. Generation Study Abroad U.S. campus partners are eligible to apply for matching $5,000 incentive grants. A total of 20 students from five campuses will receive a $2,500 French Embassy – Generation Study Abroad Scholarship. These scholarships can be used for the cost of tuition, books and travel related to study, service learning or internships abroad.
As of May 2016, over 700 partners from 49 countries have joined Generation Study Abroad and committed to specific, measurable actions that will help reach the ambitious goal of doubling study abroad rates among U.S. students by the end of the decade. Welcome to our new Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners!
U.S. Universities & Colleges:
Central Connecticut State University (CT), Frostburg State University (MD), Kings College (PA), Moravian College (PA), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ), Oakland University (MI), South Texas College (TX), Southern Utah University (UT), SUNY Brockport (NY), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (WI)
Accademia Italiana (Italy), Campus-Channel (France), CYA (College Year in Athens), Dolomit (Italy), Franklin University (Switzerland), Fulbright Center Finland, Fulbright Colombia, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), Isik University (Turkey), Oxford Brookes University (UK), Regent's University London (UK), The University of Edinburgh (UK), The University of Manchester (UK), University of York (UK)
Application Deadline: June 10, 2016 | Apply
Shawn Patton, Program Manager of IIE’s Center for International Partnerships, will be available at NAFSA to answer questions about the Mexico and Cuba partnership programs. Come visit the IIE booth #1212 on the exhibition floor or contact Shawn
beforehand to set up a meeting.
Mexico Partnership Program (open to international universities)
The Mexico Partnership Program, a component within the larger IIE Mexico Higher Education Initiative, will explore the wealth of opportunities for academic partnerships with higher education institutions in Mexico, while also confronting the challenges that have faced partnership building with the country in recent years. Participants of the program will also take part in an IIE-led delegation to Mexico City, Puebla, and Queretaro in September 2016 to meet with important stakeholders from universities, organizations and the government that deal with the Mexican higher education system.
Cuba Partnership Program
As relations continue to improve between the United States and Cuba, opportunities for increased academic partnership are growing. President Obama's historic visit to Cuba in March 2016 further signaled an easing of tensions between the two countries, which allows for greater international collaboration going forward. The Cuba Partnership Program will draw on IIE's relationship with key stakeholders in the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education and Cuban university system, experience leading high-level academic delegations, and expertise in international partnership building to provide expert guidance on U.S.-Cuba academic collaboration. The program will include a delegation to Cuba in October 2016.
Are you currently attending NAFSA’s Annual Conference in Denver? IIE invites all Generation Study Abroad partners and interested parties to visit IIE’s booth (#1212) to engage in conversation about the Generation Study Abroad
• Share the latest news on your campus’ Generation Study Abroad commitment
with IIE team members.
• Pick up an "I, Too, Am Study Abroad" returnee T-shirt and learn how to bring
, in partnership with The New York Times in Education
, and encourage alumni to submit digital stories.
• Learn how IIENetwork campuses can get involved with the initiative.
Meet with Jeff Bunkin
from Naylor, IIE’s media partner to learn about Generation Study Abroad sponsorship and