Bring the “I, Too, Am Study Abroad” Campaign to Your Campus
2016 IIE Heiskell Award Honorable Mention and Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner, SUNY Oswego is sharing their innovate 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, as well as a guide for building your own diversity campaign, available to partner institutions.
Please join us for a special webinar on how to build a successful diversity campaign and how SUNY Oswego has utilized a simple tool to build campus awareness of study abroad. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 15th at 1pm EST. *Please note this webinar is re-scheduled from its original date of June 8th.
Register here to learn more
All webinar registrants will receive follow-up details and you are encouraged to register as an expression of interest even if the webinar timing does not fit your schedule.
French Embassy - Benjamin Franklin Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Program - Application Now Open!
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 Scholarship 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.
Download the Scholarship Application (351 KB, PDF)
View the Student Nomination Guidelines (734 KB, PDF)
Application deadline is Friday, June 10 at 5:00 PM EST. Submit completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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IIEPassport.org: Share and search for study abroad programs within this comprehensive and easy to navigate database.
StudyAbroadFunding.org: This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.
STA Travel will make a contribution to the IIE Study Abroad Fund for each trip booked through STA by students from Generation Study Abroad commitment partner institutions. In addition to contributing funding for scholarships to the IIE Study Abroad Fund, other commitments by STA Travel include providing sponsorship support and promotion of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, as well as added travel benefits for commitment partner institutions in order to make travel and study abroad more affordable for students.
See a full list of partner benefits from STA Travel here (9 MB, PDF)
Featured Scholarships from Education in Ireland:
See a full list of Scholarships in Ireland (381 KB, PDF)
University of Limerick Scholarships: University of Limerick is granting 100 scholarships, valued at €500, per year until 2020 as part of their commitment to the Generation Study Abroad initiative. In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarships, the student must be enrolled in a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner Institution, in the US and have a STEM major. The criteria for these scholarships are as follows, the student must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S., and they must have a major in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics program and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must also provide a recommendation from a STEM professor at their home institution and a personal statement. Please visit University of Limerick’s website for more details or apply directly by emailing your transcript, recommendation and personal statement to: Study.Abroad@ul.ie
University College Dublin Scholarships: UCD is proud to be a commitment partner of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad (GSA) initiative. In support of the initiative’s aim to substantially increase the number of American students studying abroad, UCD is delighted to announce the UCD Generation Study Abroad Scholarship. All tuition-fee paying American students participating in UCD Study Abroad programmes for the full academic year 2016/2017 are eligible for a €1,000 tuition fee GSA Scholarship. After being accepted to a full year study abroad programme students must contact email@example.com to confirm their eligibility for the UCD Generation Study Abroad Scholarship.
NUI Galway Generation Study Abroad Scholarships: NUI Galway is delighted to be a committed partner of the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Generation Study Abroad (GSA) initiative. In support of this initiative's aim to substantially increase the number of American students studying abroad NUI Galway is delighted to announce NUI Galway Generation Study Abroad Scholarship. All tuition-fee paying American students participating in NUI Galway’s Study Abroad programmes for the full academic year 2016/2017 are eligible for a €1,000 tuition fee GSA Scholarship. After being accepted to a full year study abroad programme students must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm their eligibility for the NUI Galway’s Generation Study Abroad Scholarship.
Maynooth University Scholarships: Maynooth University is pleased to be a part of Generation Study Abroad and increase the number of study abroad students from the United States at our institution by continuing to foster and develop meaningful and reciprocal relationships with new and existing partner institutions in the US. Maynooth University will award 50 x €1,000 GSA Scholarships to US students who meet the criteria and apply to study at Maynooth University for a full academic year from September 2016.
Trinity College Dublin Scholarships: 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 valued at up to €2,000 per student. The travel grant will be used to cover costs associated with travel such as airfare and is intended for students with high financial need. There are six scholarships available for students studying abroad for the full academic year at Trinity College Dublin valued at €1500 each. The scholarships will be applied to students' tuition. Please visit the Trinity College Dublin website for for more information or email Julia Maher at email@example.com.
Dublin City University Scholarships: Dublin City University is granting students who apply to DCU’s Study Abroad Program from an IIE Commitment Partner University a fee reduction scholarship valued at €500 for a single semester or €1,000 for an academic year. DCU delivers more than 200 programs across its four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing and DCU Business School. DCU’s excellence is recognized internationally and it is ranked among the top 50 Universities worldwide.
Additional Funding Opportunities:
Vice Chancellor's Anniversary Scholarship for Diversity in Study Abroad: The University of Roehampton, UK is offering ten scholarships per semester, each offered as a £1500 tuition fee reduction and is available across all majors offered to Study Abroad students at Roehampton. As part of the application process students are required to demonstrate that they come from an under-represented group within Study Abroad.
Download scholarship details sheet (60 KB, PDF)
Semester scholarships at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus (OPAIC), New Zealand: As part of their Generation Study Abroad pledge, OPAIC is offering four fee-reduction scholarships of NZD3,000 to students of Generation Study Abroad U.S. commitment partner institutions for one semester of study in their Bachelor of Applied Management program. Course offerings can be found in the Study Aboard Calendar. Please contact Nick van Der Walt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ARAMFO Scholarship for Building Faculty-Led Travel Courses at American Universities: The ARAMFO Educational Foundation is proud to offer a $10,000 scholarship to study abroad offices that have 50 student participants in the ARAMFO's travel programs from their university. ARAMFO works to support faculty led travel courses. This scholarship will go toward financially supporting students who are interested in participating in faculty-led travel courses in the following academic year through their schools. This scholarship is available for the 2015-2016 academic year to all universities.
Athena Study Abroad “Access Study Abroad" Scholarships: Athena Study Abroad is providing $50,000 in scholarships to assist under-represented students studying abroad. Fifty scholarships of up to $1,000 each will be offered to participants of Athena Study Abroad programs. Up to two scholarships may be awarded per institution.
American University in Dubai Scholarship: As part of their Generation Study Abroad pledge, the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai (AUD) seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with AUD, the program provides American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. The Scholarship gives a full waiver of tuition for one term and covers housing.
Education New Zealand Scholarships: Education New Zealand, in partnership with New Zealand's eight universities and five participating Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, will provide merit based and travel awards of $500 to $2,000 for U.S. students studying abroad in New Zealand.
Learn more about Education New Zealand Scholarships
AIFS Generation Study Abroad Scholarships: As part of their Generation Study Abroad commitment, AIFS is offering several semester and summer merit scholarships to students who demonstrate high academic achievement, at least a 3.0 GPA, and write an essay addressing "How study abroad will impact my academic and personal growth."
Semester in Amsterdam Generation Study Abroad Excellent Scholarship: VU University Amsterdam will offer scholarships of €3,000 to students of Generation Study Abroad U.S. commitment partner institutions for one semester or one year of study on their campus. Students can choose from over 300 English taught undergraduate courses or follow a specialized disciplinary track.
Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative: The French government, within the context of its "Friendship initiative" for transatlantic student mobility, has provided incentive grants to strengthen U.S.-French academic partnerships and to support campuses in developing their study abroad programs.
Read the announcement of recipient institutions
SIAS Scholarships: SIAS International University, an American-owned University in Central China, will provide approximately 100 scholarships covering full tuition for up to one semester or one academic year for students nominated by Generation Study Abroad partner campuses.
IIE Passport Awards for Study Abroad: 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.
Learn more about the nomination and application process for the IIE Passport Awards for Study Abroad
Find Scholarships and Grants for Study Abroad: This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals. Post your own scholarships to this page and share this resource with your study abroad students.
Advice and Training:
MyWorldAbroad provides free instant access to a core set of their most popular training materials (see the Student Landing Page), including: eight Quick Guides on building global skills, seven International Quizzes for assessing study abroad preparedness and 75+ inspirational Stories from Abroad. Schools can link to these materials (see school instructions) and use them for student advising and in workshops with a focus on integrating career success into the student study abroad experience.
FORUM QUIP Program: The Forum on Education Abroad has launched a new training program in support of IIE's Generation Study Abroad Initiative. The Education Abroad Capacity Review will engage a select group of U.S. higher education institutions in their efforts to strategically expand their study abroad capacity while ensuring quality and standards of their programs. The program is open to any U.S. higher education institution that is a Generation Study Abroad Commitment partner.
Free A Student Guide to Study Abroad E-book License: Published by IIE and written by three leading study abroad experts—Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, Allan E. Goodman and Sir Cyril Taylor— A Student Guide to Study Abroad offers the most comprehensive advice available. Covering topics at all stages of the study abroad experience, this resources is great for students and parents. Generation Study Abroad commitment partners receive a free e-book license to share with their student networks upon joining the initiative.
Commitment Partner Webinars: This platform for commitment partners to share with and learn from colleagues both within and outside of the International Education field, will cover diverse topics ranging from data collection and diverse student engagement to public/private sector partnerships and strategic planning. Held every other month, this resource is meant to provide opportunities for collaboration and the sharing of best practices. Commitment partners can learn more by logging on to the Commitment Partner Network password protected webpage.
Generation Study Abroad Green Paper: As a result of the first "Generation Study Abroad Think Tank" in New York on March 12, professionals from higher education, NGOs, associations, non-profits, government and the private sector came together to brainstorm ideas surrounding the question: What will it take to double? The outcomes from the day have been documented in the first Generation Study Abroad "green paper," so titled because it has been created not as a final product but a living document to which additional ideas will be added. This green paper lays the foundation for an ongoing discussion around how to increase the number of students studying abroad in the short term and to shift the paradigm over the long term.
Download full Green Paper PDF (1.0 MB, PDF)