IIE is trying to do something big – double the number of U.S. students who study abroad by the end of the decade. This involves a complete shift in the way Americans think about study abroad as a part of a 21st century education.

To make this work, we need your help! IIE hopes to rally students around our Generation Study Abroad initiative and is seeking all students and alumni to join the initiative and help get the word out about study abroad. So what can you do?

Together with The New York Times in Education, IIE asked study abroad alumni to join Generation Study Abroad and share their voice. We want to know how study abroad gave you an edge, and what impact it had on your life and the world, and how using The New York Times content helped you. The New York Times provides a vibrant daily record of history in the making, igniting student interest by linking learning to living – serving the ideals of today’s demanding educational aims by spurring critical thinking, increasing national and global awareness and fostering a more informed and engaged citizenry. 

Voices Video Challenge Winners of 2017 - Zac Wierschem (above) and Shardae White (below)

We have concluded our 2017 Challenge but look forward to continuing to see stories from Commitment Partners' study abroad alumni! In addition to the winning videos above, watch our runner up videos for some inspiration and continue to post about your experiences on social media with #generationstudyabroad.

 Voices Video Challenge 2017