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  • Challenge

    Fewer Than 300,000 U.S. Students Study Abroad Each Year

    More of the world’s jobs require language skills, intercultural knowledge, and international experience than ever. And most U.S. college graduates aren’t prepared.

    CIEE can help, by equipping twice as many U.S. students with relevant study-abroad experience by 2020.

    Less than 1 out of 10 undergraduates study abroad

    Fewer than 10% of all U.S. undergraduates study abroad during college.

    Data from Open Doors ®

  • Solutions

    Breaking Barriers

    Helping more U.S. undergrads study abroad hinges on tackling the ‘three Cs’ – the major obstacles that keep students at their home campuses:


    Make studying abroad more affordable to attract more students.


    Integrate study abroad into all disciplines of education.


    Nurture acceptance, approachability, value, and adventure in the study-abroad landscape.

  • Opportunity

    600,000 U.S. Students by 2020

    Once we address the three Cs, twice as many U.S. college graduates will be among the most valuable job candidates entering the marketplace.

    600000 more US students by 2020

The CIEE Pledge

The Institute of International Education has issued a challenge: Double the number of U.S. students studying abroad to 600,000 by 2020. CIEE has accepted this challenge with a bold commitment.


$20,000 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant

We will begin accepting proposals for the 2019 Generation Study Abroad Access Grant in February, 2018. Start planning your submission now!

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