Generation Study Abroad

Red plane with spiral image in its wake to the left of IIE Generation Study Abroad

Through our more than 100-year history, IIE has been a world leader in international education and exchange, of which we have initiated and championed innovative programs and partnerships. Given IIE’s mission and centennial celebration, we launched the Generation Study Abroad (GSA) initiative in 2014 – at a time when we recognized an opportunity to reinvigorate study abroad by mobilizing resources and commitments with the goal of doubling and diversifying the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. IIE created a concerted effort and space for partners to join Generation Study Abroad by committing to bold, ambitious actions in support of study abroad on their campuses or at their organizations. The campaign became a global movement, forming the 800+ strong GSA Commitment Partner network representing a variety of U.S.-based and international partners, including national governments, higher education institutions (HEIs), study abroad organizations, education associations, and more.