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Join the IIE Conversation, “What Will it Take to Double Study Abroad?”

On March 12, 2014, IIE hosted a "think tank" in New York with professionals from higher education, NGOs, associations, non-profits, government and the private sector to brainstorm ideas surrounding the question: What will it take to double study abroad? The outcomes have been documented in the IIE green paper, "What Will it Take to Double Study Abroad?" This paper lays the foundation for an ongoing discussion around how to increase the number of students studying abroad in the short term and to shift the paradigm over the long term. 

We encourage you to share your insights and best practices with the community by commenting on the 11 Big Ideas outlined in the paper.

This conversation on study abroad is part of IIE’s five-year Generation Study Abroad initiative to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. To date, more than 300 partners have joined and committed to take specific, measurable actions to expand study abroad opportunities for U.S. students. To learn more, please visit