LONDON, September 8—IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative was honored to receive the inaugural PIEoneer Award for Championing Diversity at the international education industry’s first ever PIEoneer Awards in London, England. Twelve awards in total were given out across different categories, celebrating the most innovative work that is being done across the international education sector.
Generation Study Abroad aims to double and diversify the number of US students studying abroad by 2020. It has become a national and global movement with 700+ partners worldwide. A scholarship program encourages students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience, and partnerships with media and study abroad organisations are helping them spread their message to a broad audience. Commitment Partners all attest to a higher-than-national average participation rate in study abroad and 28% of commitment partners are engaging with the K-12 community to build the pipeline.