Generation Study Abroad Reaches 700+ Commitment Partners
As of May 2016, the Generation Study Abroad network has grown to 700+ partners. The initiative continues to gain momentum, but much more work needs to be done to achieve our goal to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. Learn how you can join this growing network of commitment partners to help us reach our goal.
12 Commitment Partners Meet Their Goals!
Commitment Partners receiving the IIE Seal of Excellence at the 2016 Summit
All of the institutions below made strategic commitments to the Generation Study Abroad campaign, with the goal of accomplishing their commitments by the end of the decade to help double the number of U.S. students who study abroad. Half way to through the campaign, we are excited to congratulate these institutions on meeting their goals early:
- College of Charleston – Focusing on outreach to Freshmen students, and providing resources, including scholarship opportunities.
- Davidson County Community College – Focusing on campus-wide collaboration (including financial aid office and faculty). Received an IIE Generation Study Abroad scholarship and sent 6 students abroad with scholarship funding.
- Knox College – Focusing on raising visibility of study abroad through campaigns, such as a poster campaign “Where in the world is________” highlighting peers who go abroad.
- Lamar University – Strategically engages with faculty to increase awareness of study abroad. Created a strong digital presence (website and social media) for students.
- Pellissippi State Community College – Focusing on financial assistance for students with the average student receiving a 50% scholarship to go abroad.
- Sacred Heart University – Working closely with their two international campuses to encourage students to go abroad. Connecting with departments to increase visibility.
- SUNY Oswego – Focused on integrating study abroad into the campus culture and encouraging students to engage in study abroad planning early on. Created the I, Too, Am Study Abroad t-shirt campaign to increase awareness.
- SUNY Plattsburgh – Raising visibility through going to classrooms and working closely with faculty.
- The New School – Created a program in Paris with curriculum that mirrors their NYC based curriculum to encourage more design students to go abroad.
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Hosted an international opportunities fair to connect study abroad with career readiness.
- University of South Alabama - Saw a 245% increase in study abroad participation through a comprehensive and creative effort to reach students across campus.
- Upper Iowa University – Focused on understanding the needs of students, and offering programs that fit those needs. Such as creating short-term summer opportunities for athletes.