Nominate a Friend to #GoStudyAbroad
IIE is trying to do something big – double the number of U.S. students who study abroad by the end of the decade.To make this work, we need your help!
IIE is calling on anyone who studied abroad to pay it forward by nominating college students to #GoStudyAbroad by the time they graduate. The goal is to mobilize at least 10,000 study abroad alumni to nominate students to #GoStudyAbroad. Individuals who nominate students to study abroad through GoOverseas.com/GenerationStudyAbroad are eligible to win prizes such as a round-trip flight worth up to $1,500. The more students someone nominates, the better the chances to win.
The contest runs from February 16, 2016 until March 31, 2016.
Other Ways to Advocate for Study Abroad
Those who go abroad know the impact that an international experience can have on one's goals, motivations and perspectives, as well as the valuable skills that one walks away with. Therefore, study abroad alumni are the best advocates as they are a testament to why study abroad is important for success in today's world.
Just as each and every student is unique, each and every study abroad experience is also unique. Have you thought about what you learned from study abroad, and how it influenced where you are today?
As a study abroad alum, you can pledge to share lessons learned from your study abroad experiences on your campus, with your employer, family, and larger community:
- Join the conversation at #GenerationStudyAbroad on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and share how your study abroad experience has shaped your life;
- Encourage your campus or alma mater to join the commitment and make a pledge to double their numbers;
- Consider also supporting study abroad scholarships. Check out your campus' alumni office or donate to the IIE Study Abroad Fund.