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IIE and AIFS Publish New White Paper, Study Abroad Matters

IIE recently partnered with AIFS Foundation to publish Study Abroad Matters: Linking Higher Education to the Contemporary Workforce through International Experience, a white paper synthesizing leading-edge research to demonstrate that in this globalized era, study abroad has become one of the most powerful ways to prove to employers that graduates have in-demand skills for the contemporary workplace.

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Two Reports Link Impact of Study Abroad on Career Success and Underrepresented Students

Gaining an Employment Edge: The Impact of Study Abroad on 21st Century Skills & Career Prospects in the United States, conducted by IIE's Research Team and released at the 2017 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad, shows that education abroad leads to significant gains in critical 21st century workplace skills.

Underrepresented Students in US Study Abroad: Investigating Impacts, aims to fill a notable gap by providing a synthesis of existing research on the association of study abroad with positive academic outcomes, degree retention, and completion rates for racial/ethnic minority and other underrepresented students.

Generation Study Abroad is an initiative, launched in 2014, of the Institute of International Education (IIE), to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of doubling and diversifying the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. 

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