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
|Ball State University
|Bergen Community College
|Boise State University
|Bryn Mawr College
|California State University – Chico
|Coastal Carolina University
|College of Southern Nevada
|Grand Rapids Community College
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania
|Joliet Junior College
|Louisiana State University
|Miami Dade College
|Michigan State 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
|Virginia Commonwealth University
|Virginia Wesleyan University
- 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.