NEW YORK, May 5, 2015—In a bold effort to double the number of U.S. students who study abroad by the end of the decade, the Institute of International Education, in partnership with The New York Times in Education, is seeking 1-3 minute digital submissions from study abroad returnees that demonstrate how study abroad gave them an edge, the impact it had on their life and the world, and how The New York Times content helped them navigate, enhance or make sense of their experience.
Two winning digital stories will be selected and highlighted in The New York Times in Education, IIE’s Generation Study Abroad website, and across social media.
Additionally, the winners will receive:
- An I-Pad
- $1,000 cash prize
- A trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad on October 1- 2, 2015 as a “Generation Study Abroad Voice”
The submission deadline is July 15, 2015. For additional information, eligibility requirements and submission guidelines please visit the Video Contest webpage.
IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of students study abroad by the end of the decade. IIE is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. The New York Times in Education is a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner and provides a vibrant daily record of history in the making — 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.
About the Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,200 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.