In the program’s second year, many institutions applied to the IIE American Passport Project, each with a curated plan to demonstrate how they would be able to utilize the grant to support diverse student populations to obtain their U.S. passport and plan for studying abroad. Many institutions will be working collaboratively across their campus with teams such first-year faculty, admissions, financial aid, and TRIO programs, among others, to reach eligible students. Receiving their passport is just the first part of the student journey, and the awarded institutions have innovative plans to provide the advising and unique support to enable their study abroad plans.

2022 Cohort of IIE American Passport Project Institutions

Alverno College Ball State University  Bergen Community College  Boise State University 
Bryn Mawr College  California State University - Chico  Chapman University  Coastal Carolina University 
 College of Southern Nevada Denison University  Doane University  Goucher College 
Grand Rapids Community College Hollins University  Indiana University of Pennsylvania  Joliet Junior College 
 Louisiana State University Miami Dade College  Michigan State University  North Carolina State University - Raleigh 
 Oglethorpe University Oklahoma State University  Pacific Lutheran University  Prairie View A&M University 
 Sinclair Community College University of Alabama at Birmingham  University of Central Arkansas  University of Colorado Denver 
 University of Connecticut University of Kansas  University of Massachusetts - Amherst  University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
 University of Puget Sound University of Rhode Island  University of San Francisco  University of Texas - El Paso 
 University of Wisconsin - Stout Vassar College  Virginia Commonwealth University  Virginia Wesleyan University 

Program Highlights

Institutional Demographics

  • 11 institutions represent minority-serving student populations (AANAPISI, HBCU, HSI, MSI) or are community colleges.
  • There is a 58% geographic representation of the U.S. with 29 states represented (30% South, 30% Midwest, 20% Northeast, and 20% West).
  • Majority are expanding their diversity, equity, access, and inclusion efforts by targeting these top 4 student populations: students with demonstrated financial need, racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation students, and students who have never traveled abroad.

Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion Efforts

Selected institutions identified the following traditionally underrepresented student populations that they are focusing on to expand diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in study abroad on their respective campuses.

 Bar graph of student populations that the 2022 cohort of IIE American Passport Project institutions are aiming to support 

*Other: underrepresented academic majors, such as STEM; refugees and migrant workers, student athletes, students from rural communities.