Generation Study Abroad | Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarships

The Institute of International Education (IIE) will make funds available for the IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Program for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in an academic, internship or service-learning experience abroad.

The scholarship program is intended to diversify study abroad and to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience. The program will provide Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners from U.S. colleges and universities who complete their annual progress report and demonstrate progress toward their pledge an opportunity to secure supplementary funds for student scholarships.

2015 IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients:

IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient Mykah Buff in Burren, IrelandName: Mykah Buff
Home Institution: Winthrop University
Study Abroad Destination: Ireland
"Studying abroad in Dublin is an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. While studying abroad, I had the awesome opportunity of interning at Ashville Media Group, Ireland's largest and most prestigious publication company. I wouldn't trade my study abroad experience for anything in the world."

Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient Michelle EadyName: Michelle Eady
Home Institution: Polk State College
Study Abroad Destination: Panama
"My favorite part of the trip, from an academic standpoint, would be the Embera Village visit because I felt we were not only being told facts like many of the other places we went, but we got a chance to walk in the natives shoes for a day, interact with the people, and engage in their daily activities."

Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient Donna LuName: Donna Lu
Home Institution: University of California, Irvine
Study Abroad Destination: Thailand
"The GSA scholarship made it possible for me to participate in an intensive public health program hosted in Thailand, where I had the opportunity to learn and interact with members of the migrant community along the Thai-Myanmar border. My experience was phenomenal as I learned about their barriers to health and education. I also had the opportunity to cooperatively pilot a solution with my peers that would improve the limited access to education in migrant communities. I hope that more students will choose to participate in this eye-opening experience, too!"

Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient Jeremy LawsonName: Jeremy Lawson
Home Instituion: University of Washington, Bothell
Study Abroad Destination: Romania
“For someone who’s never traveled before it can be unnerving, but we’ve gotten to places normal tourists can’t and made friends I wouldn’t otherwise know, and I'm enjoying it immensely. We joke that our hotel almost feels like home.”

Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient Carlos PoblanoName: Carlos Poblano
Home Institution: Texas A&M International University
Study Abroad Destination: Ireland
“The reason I chose Ireland was because the country on its own is unique and not a lot of people would think of traveling there, so I wanted to take a chance in visiting there. Other than Ireland being a new mystery, the class that was being offered drew my interest because I am pursuing a career as a registered nurse and a leadership course would be a great opportunity to learn that."

Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient Shodeah KellyName: Shodeah Kelly
Home Institution: Davidson County Community College
Study Abroad Destination: Ireland
“My week in Ireland was the best week of my entire life. This experience has enhanced my skills of making connections between events that happened in different locations during different times. For instance, there are many similarities between the discrimination the Irish and African Americans faced. During the Irish migration to America, the Irish and Blacks were grouped together and deemed inferior. In addition, I am more aware of the world outside of the United States. I had the opportunity to immerse myself into a different culture and experience customs, music, and food that I am not familiar with. I even got the opportunity to surf!”

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