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Bold Solutions to Boost Participation

There’s no silver bullet. To increase the number of U.S. students studying abroad, we need a comprehensive set of solutions that target the three Cs – cost, culture, and curriculum – in several ways, including the following:


$20 million in scholarships and grants by 2020

Free passports for 10,000 students


Large-scale, short-term custom programs in partnership with colleges and universities

An annual $20,000 faculty grant to support innovative approaches to custom study-abroad programs


Specialized high school study-abroad programs that support early introduction to global education

Strategies that overcome cultural barriers to study abroad, such as the CIEE “I Believe” campaign

25 study-abroad scholarships in partnership with Mobility International USA and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange

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Bright Ideas from Our Colleagues

Bright Ideas from Our Colleagues

The 2014 CIEE Annual Conference addressed the three Cs that prohibit students from studying abroad: cost, curriculum, and culture. IIE President Dr. Allan E. Goodman spoke at a special luncheon, where attendees broke into working groups and came up with ideas on how to reduce obstacles in each area. Which solutions can you put to work on your campus?

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  • Goodman Adds Fourth C

    At the 2014 CIEE Annual Conference, IIE President Allan Goodman built on CIEE’s concept that there are three critical major barriers to studying abroad in the United States.

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  • Send Your Students Abroad with Free Passports

    CIEE has pledged to fund 10,000 passports through 2020. Schedule a visit from the CIEE Passport Caravan to your campus!

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