The president and CEO of the Institute of International Education has called on President-elect Donald Trump to give all college students a free passport to boost study abroad and intercultural competency.
A filmmaker’s documentation of her year in Egypt and a Fulbright teaching assistant’s rap about his time in Turkey clinched the two winning places in this year’s IIE Generation Study Abroad Voices video challenge.
Buy-in from top-level management leading the charge to increase study abroad will be crucial if the US is going to meet its goal of doubling its outbound students by 2020 – and to broaden the diversity of the cohort going overseas.
A new breed of outreach programmes allowing students in the US to connect with others studying around the globe from the comfort of the classroom, is making an impact on students' interests in mobility experiences. Jamaal Abdul-Alim finds out more on the eve of International Education week in the US.
In order to make study abroad a more attractive and viable option among American college-goers, university and business leaders must make the experience more relevant to the careers that students hope to pursue once they graduate.