Study Abroad Europe Joins Institute of International Education Coalition to Double Number of Students Who Study Abroad by End of Decade

Study Abroad Europe seeks to increase the diversity of students by offering scholarships and financial aid to students.

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New York City, NY, May 20th, 2014 (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

Study Abroad Europe has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. The initiative is also focusing on increasing the diversity of the students who study abroad, ensuring quality, and removing barriers to participation. Study Abroad Europe has committed to increasing students' participation from economically disadvantaged and minority group family by 50 % over the next five years.

To commemorate and further this initiative, Study Abroad Europe is offering Generation Study Abroad Scholarship, providing more than $100,000 for students to participate on their semester and summer programs. Through these scholarships and other initiatives, Study Abroad Europe will help hundreds of students to graduate with international educational experience and be ready for success in their future career.

A total of 308 partners have joined Generation Study Abroad to date. They include: 241 U.S. colleges and universities from 46 states; 9 non-U.S. institutions; 13 education associations; 34 study abroad organizations; 11 U.S. and foreign government entities, including the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recognizing the importance of an internationally focused workforce, IIE is also actively seeking the participation of corporations and the business community.

At Study Abroad Europe, we emphasize the importance of global awareness and believe that a study abroad experience enhances a student’s global outlook and overall education. Study Abroad Europe’s partnerships with small schools abroad give unique opportunity for the students to immerse in everyday life and the culture of the host country. Study Abroad Europe offer over 50 programs in 9 European countries.

“Globalization has changed the way the world works, and employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and expertise,” says Dr. Allan Goodman, President of IIE. “Studying abroad must be viewed as an essential component of a college degree and critical to preparing future leaders.”

Generation Study Abroad will engage educators at all levels and stakeholders in the public and private sectors to drive meaningful, innovative action to increase the number of U.S. students who have the opportunity to gain international experience through academic study abroad programs, as well as internships, service learning and non-credit educational experiences. Building on its nearly 100-year commitment to study abroad, IIE has committed $2 million of its own funds to this initiative over the next 5 years.

For more information on Study Abroad Europe Generation Study Abroad Scholarships, visit http://www.studyabroadineurope.com/pages.aspx?id=20&t=Scholarship.

Study Abroad Europe offers study abroad programs in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Morocco and Greece. All program include housing, meals, transportations, insurance and weekend cultural activities and excursions. Additional scholarships and financial aid are also available.

To learn more about Study Abroad Europe, contact Jivko Pentchov at 718 710 0498 or email info(at)studyabroadineurope(dot)com or visit http://www.studyabroadineurope.com.


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