“It is critical that children in the United States be prepared for futures in the globalized world. They must master essential reading, writing, math and science skills, acquire foreign languages, learn about the world, and—importantly—understand America’s core institutions and values in order to be engaged in the community and international system.”
- Council on Foreign Relations Task Force report on “U.S. Education Reform and National Security"
Join the campaign
We are setting a target to identify at least 1000 high school teachers who pledge to make their students aware of study abroad. Building a pipeline for study abroad will be necessary to achieve our goal of doubling study abroad by the end of the decade. We need to make “international” be part of every student’s experience.
Teachers and schools that join the commitment agree to:
- Make a pledge to make their students aware of study abroad;
- Update IIE on an annual basis on their activities and progress towards the meeting that target;
- Put a Generation Study Abroad badge on their websites;
- Join the conversation at #GenerationStudyAbroad on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
IIE will support commitment members in the following ways:
- Recognize commitment members on IIE's website and press releases, and provide a special badge;
- Invite members to participate in annual meetings on doubling U.S. study abroad, webinars and National Conference Calls;
- Connect members with study abroad resources and tools and IIE’s “Global Resources for Teachers” newsletter;
- Invite all members to participate in the Generation Study Abroad Summit from October 8-9, 2015 in Wasington, DC.