Friday, April 24, 2009

The First Step: Getting a Passport

IIE is reporting success with its new campaign designed to help U.S. student clear the first hurdle in studying abroad — getting a passport.

Announced in February, the Get a Passport: Study Abroad campaign now has 50 member institutions, representing research universities, small liberal arts colleges and community colleges.

Signing on to the campaign commits an institution that taking a small number of easy steps to encourage internationalization and study abroad on their campus. They are as basic as sending every admitted student a passport application as part of their materials welcoming them to campus.

Institutions that undertake creative and commendable promotional efforts will be recognized at the IIE Best Practices conference in 2010.

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