IIE American Passport Project
About the IIE American Passport Project
Annually, IIE will make grants to U.S. colleges and universities in the IIENetwork so they can help Pell-eligible students obtain a U.S. passport.
It has long been part of IIE’s mission to increase participation and diversity in study abroad, so that all students can gain the academic and career benefits of international experience. The grant is intended to promote access to and equity in study abroad by supporting underrepresented student communities and support IIENetwork members in their efforts to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education. The program prioritizes students in their first-year at the institution – to ensure that the students have ample time to receive help from their advisors to map out a study abroad plan, and those that have not yet received a U.S. passport. Institutions are to identify the underrepresented student communities they could support through this grant.
IIE will select at least 40 U.S.-based IIENetwork member institutions to receive the grant to support up to 25 students from their campus, seeking to support a diverse group of institutions, including community colleges, HBCUs, HSIs, MSIs, liberal arts colleges and universities and those with a demonstrated commitment to diversifying study abroad participation.
The IIE American Passport Project Cycle 4 application opens in Fall 2023.
For program and application questions, contact IIEPassport@iie.org.
For questions about the IIENetwork and membership status, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IIE American Passport Project received the 2023 AAUA Khaladjan International Award for Innovation in Higher Education. The project was selected among several international and U.S.-based initiatives in recognition of its inventive approach to widening access to education.