NEW YORK, April 21, 2022 — IIE is excited to announce the second cohort of IIENetwork member institutions selected for the IIE American Passport Project. Now in its second year, this grant will enable1,000 Pell-eligible, first-year U.S. students to obtain their U.S. passport and empower them to kick-start their study abroad plans. It has long been part of IIE’s mission to increase participation and diversity in study abroad and to extend these benefits for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status. For students of limited means, studying abroad can require long-term planning and involve financial hurdles, like the cost of a passport, which could bar them from moving forward. Through the IIE American Passport Project, IIE plans to have enabled 10,000 U.S. students to have passports by the end of this decade.
For its second IIE American Passport Project cohort, IIE selected 40 U.S. institutions representing the diversity of institutions and students to reach from29 states. IIE is grateful for each institution taking the time to apply and applauds their ideas and efforts to implement this project on their campus. We look forward to working with this second cohort of institutions that will identify, nominate, and support 25 students on their respective campuses.
You can learn more about the IIE American Passport Project and the past and current cohorts on the program’s webpage.