Journeys to Remember Joins IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

01 September 2018 Journeys to Remember has joined the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more Americans gain international experience through study abroad programs.

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad seeks to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of doubling and diversifying the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Under this partnership, Journeys to Remember aims to expand opportunities for study abroad by providing an innovative support service for U.S. study abroad students and interns.

Generation Study Abroad partners to date include 450+ colleges and universities of all sizes and types across the country and around the world, as well as 20+ governments, 50+ education associations, 100+ international partners, and 100+ study abroad, K-12, and social network organizations who have committed to specific goals to increase the number of U.S. students studying abroad. Commitments include actions to diversity the population of students who participate in study abroad and to provide additional financial resources to make this possible.

“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.”

About Generation Study Abroad

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad seeks to significantly increase study abroad participation by bringing employers, governments, associations, and others together to build on current best practices and find new ways to extend study abroad opportunities and resources to tens of thousands of college students whose needs are not currently served by existing programs. Generation Study Abroad will sustain an ongoing dialogue about the need for more students from all backgrounds and in all fields to gain international experience. This includes research to identify and break down barriers hindering students from studying abroad, communications to share strategies and best practices to increase study abroad, and fundraising to mobilize additional financial resources.

About Journeys to Remember

Journeys to Remember designs and facilitates transformative travel experiences in Africa. Through exposure to inspiring people and places, combined with guided reflection, facilitated group activities and personalised coaching, Journeys to Remember provides opportunities to reflect on, reconnect with and rediscover who you are and how you want to be in the world.

Journeys to Remember offers ‘Orientations to South Africa’ – Journeys designed for students and interns who are coming to South Africa to study abroad or undertake study-related internships. Each Journey provides a comprehensive orientation to South Africa – including a foundational understanding of South Africa’s history, diverse cultures and communities, the arts and the natural environment.

Journeys to Remember can accommodate individuals and groups of up to 20 students.  Journeys are tailored to the students’ fields of study and timeframes. A Journey can be as short as 1 day or as long as 3 months!

About the Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,200 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.

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