IIE Generation Study Abroad Initiative

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A Global Movement to Increase Study Abroad

Launched in 2014, Generation Study Abroad was a five-year initiative of the Institute of International Education (IIE) to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of doubling and diversifying the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. Over 800 Commitment Partners worldwide pledged to expand study abroad opportunities and participation through their institution, school, organization, or government.


What’s Next?

IIE remains committed to the spirit of Generation Study Abroad and continuing to advance study abroad in a way that is responsive to a changing environment, leveraging our global network, philanthropic efforts, and data-driven learning to support study abroad and international education. Building upon the successes of our GSA Commitment Partners worldwide, IIE encourages continued progress towards bold and ambitious goals that enhance and increase accessibility to study abroad.

The best way to connect with IIE’s resources and services is through our IIENetwork membership, IIE’s premier global network of more than 1,400 institutions, study abroad providers, and government partners. Through the IIENetwork, IIE shares resources, data, and timely information that are designed to help organizations and campuses strategize about the future of global education and make critical decisions. Members receive exclusive access and discounts to IIE’s products, services, and events. It is the best way to connect with IIE’s  17 offices and affiliates around the world and to be part of a network of over 7,000 professionals—ranging from study abroad directors to international student advisors to university presidents, and more—who share best practices, create international linkages and establish strategic partnerships.