The Institute established the IIE Passport Awards for Study Abroad to encourage students from inner city high schools to enroll in college and to study abroad during their undergraduate years.
As the world becomes increasingly interdependent, IIE believes that “international” be part of every student’s experience. To achieve this, we need build a pipeline of students who will consider planning to study abroad when they get to college.
Study abroad is a life-changing experience for many students, opening their eyes to different ways of life and promoting understanding and tolerance. Research shows that students who study abroad have better grades, more confidence, and are more likely to graduate from college at higher rates than students who do not study abroad. Through the IIE Passport Awards, IIE aims to open doors to study abroad to outstanding students who may not have been planning to study abroad, and to make high school teachers and students aware of the opportunities.
Learn more about the nomination and application process for the IIE Passport Awards for Study Abroad