20 July 2016

Registrations now open for 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad

The Institute of International Education (IIE) welcomes participation from New Zealand at the 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad.

Generation Study Abroad SummitThe U.S. welcome mat is out.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) welcomes participation from New Zealand at the 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad.

The summit will take place from October 23-25, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The summit will bring education, government and business leaders together for discussions on international experience as a key part of a 21st century education and how to make study abroad opportunities available to all.

It is more important than ever that U.S. students graduate with the international, intercultural, and language skills that they will need to help solve today’s global challenges. 

The 2016 IIE Summit is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad®, a five year initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. 

Generation Study Abroad seeks to increase and diversify participation by bringing higher education institutions, employers, governments, teachers, associations and others to build on current best practices. They are also looking at new ways to extend study abroad opportunities and resources to tens of thousands of college students whose needs are not currently served by existing study abroad programmes.

More than 600 participants from across the US and from around the world are expected to attend the Summit. 

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