IIE American Passport Project

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About the IIE American Passport Project


The IIE American Passport Project is an award for U.S. colleges and universities in the IIENetwork which provides funding to  help Pell-eligible students obtain a U.S. passport. In this first year, IIE will provide grants to up to 40 U.S.-based IIENetwork member universities and colleges to cover the costs of approximately 25 passports for Pell-eligible U.S. freshmen. Eligibility will be limited to first-year students to ensure that the students have ample time remaining in their college career and receive help from their advisors to map out a study abroad plan.


It has long been part of IIE’s mission to increase participation and diversity in study abroad, so that all students can gain the academic and career benefits of international experience. The grant is intended to promote equity in study abroad and support IIENetwork members in their efforts to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education.


Contact IIEPassport@iie.org with questions. The IIE American Passport Project application is currently closed. 


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