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IIE’s Generation Study Abroad welcomes the support of Station 12 and its partnership with Arsenal Football club to help extend study abroad participation to athletes and students in sports management, both underrepresented groups in study abroad, along with business and management majors. Universities can work with Arsenal and Station 12 to add a component to an existing summer program or to develop a customized stand-alone program, both of which can include: 

       o   Talks from Arsenal’s management team
       o   Guest speakers from sponsors, sports psychologists, marketing agencies, football association and sports
       o   Service learning projects 
       o   Classes and tours at Emirates stadium 
       o   Inter-college scrimmages at Arsenal
       o   Accommodations
       o   Orientation/In-country support/excursions

A partnership with Arsenal would be a unique opportunity to generate excitement among underrepresented students and provide them with a meaningful international experience that will add value to their undergraduate program. Please contact Sarah Chow at schow@iie.org for any questions.


IIE is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 internships, including a paid internship opportunity for Generation Study Abroad. The intern will play an integral role in helping with study design, participant outreach, survey administration, data cleaning, and data analysis related to Generation Study Abroad and Project Atlas. The intern will also participate in preparing literature reviews, presentations, graphics, website updates, and analytical research reports. 

Commitment Partner Spotlight
Cal State Long Beach professor Armando Vazquez-Ramos has created the California-Mexico Study Abroad Program. This opportunity allows undocumented students, or Dreamers, with DACA (Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals) status to go to Mexico. The program gives students time to visit their family members in various parts of the country and supplements the curriculum by enrolling them in a progressive Spanish speaking school. Read more about the program here. According to the American Immigration Council, there are approximately 1.4 million young people that may qualify as Dreamers in the U.S.  Is your campus connecting Dreamers to any similar study abroad opportunities?
The U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas announced the winners of the Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. The grants were created to help higher education institutions administer study abroad programs intended to increase diversity by broadening the student population who studies abroad and/or the destinations in which they study. Congratulations to our commitment partners below who were selected for a grant!

Davidson County Community College
Jackson State University
Lincoln University
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Pitzer College
University of North Texas
University of Pittsburgh
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
U.S. Universities and Colleges:
ArtCenter College of Design
College of DuPage
California State University, Los Angeles
Northern Arizona University
Simmons College
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of the Virgin Islands
International Universities/ Organizations:
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
Study Abroad Organizations: 
Kaplan Test Prep International
One Step Initiative
Select Travel Study
Study Abroad Apartments

Education Associations:
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
Country Partners:
Thailand (Office of Higher Education Commission)
IIE's Generation Study Abroad has grown to over 700+ Commitment Partners from around the world, and we want to create a way for you to engage with the broader network of partners. If you have a question you’d like to pose to the community, a best practice idea or something creative to share – please email studyabroad@iie.org. We want to hear more about what you are doing, and give you a chance to speak to the Generation Study Abroad community.
Events and Deadlines
October 23-25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Priority Registration Ends: September 1 | Register | Contact
Join more than 600 participants from around the world at the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. This year's theme "Explore. Exchange. Experiment." urges us to think in new and creative ways on how we "do" study abroad and how to reach the ambitious goal of doubling study abroad by 2020. IIE has partnered with The Design Gym to create an atmosphere of innovation and infuse design thinking through the 2016 IIE Summit.  A Special Generation Study Abroad Design Thinking Challenge will get participants into a creative mindset to voice new ideas, collaborate in shared spaces, and use our collective knowledge to ideate and innovate.
Learn More | Deadlines: August 14 & October 16, 2016
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Fund is an excellent resource for campuses seeking to expand study abroad initiatives. There are two current competitions open for higher education institutions: Promoting Study Abroad in Environmental Sciences with an Emphasis on Water and Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology and Geophysics.
Deadline: September 15, 2016 | Apply and Lean More 
Schwarzman Scholars, a fully-funded year in China for the world’s most promising young leaders, is accepting applications. Based on a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience includes practical training, mentorship, and travel seminars around China, preparing leaders for a world where China plays a key role. This year, this unparalleled opportunity will be extended to up to 125 students who will begin the program in August 2017. The program is open to students and young professionals up to age 28 years old of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree.
Nominate and Apply | Nomination Deadline: October 16, 2016 | Application Deadline: October 31, 2016
With the UK a leading study abroad destination for students from the U.S, consider nominating study abroad alumni for the UK Alumni Awards. These awards celebrate individuals who studied in the UK and have gone on to achieve exceptional success in their field. Apply or nominate starting September 7, 2016.



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