Support IIE this Giving Tuesday with #OneWordIIE

We’re raising money to send more U.S. students to study abroad! 


If you could describe your study abroad experience in just one word, what would it be?

We’re gearing up for Giving Tuesday (November 27) by launching the One World, One Word, One Gift campaign to promote the benefits of studying abroad and to raise money for Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants which help talented, but financially disadvantaged American college students to study, intern or volunteer in a country other than their own.

It’s easy to get involved. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Write down the one word that describes your study abroad experience on an unselfie sign
  2. Snap a photo of yourself holding the sign – or ask a friend to snap a photo of you
  3. Share your photo on social media using #OneWordIIE and

If you didn’t study abroad, we still want to hear from you! We also have a blank unselfie sign; write down, in just one word, why a global education is important to you and share it online using #OneWordIIE. Remember to encourage participants to donate at We’re accepting gifts of any size now through Giving Tuesday on November 27th.

Download and print your unselfie signs here (or below)!

The costs associated with study abroad persist as a major barrier to widening access to education abroad for American students. To help to open the doors to the world to more students, we launched our first and second rounds of grants earlier this year, helping to cover the costs of study abroad for 100 high-achieving U.S. students. And now we want to keep up the momentum by getting study abroad alumni and global education enthusiasts alike to donate to this fund. These grants are made possible by the generous support of private donors like you. We’d like to thank Santander US for providing the lead funding to launch the program.

IIE is committed to increasing access to education worldwide. By sharing these words, you are helping to raise awareness and funds for the Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants fund. Spread the word about this campaign by sharing a sample post and downloading a social media card from the collection below. Thank you for your support!

Share Your #OneWordIIE On Social Media!

If you could describe your study abroad experience in one word, what would it be? Tell us with an unselfie using #OneWordIIE! You’ll help @IIEglobal to fund study abroad for ambitious U.S. students! Donate to the Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants fund: