University of Findlay has been recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for meeting their Generation Study Abroad commitment goals.
IIE launched Generation Study Abroad (GSA) in 2014, a five-year initiative to provide a space for the international education community to mobilize resources and make a commitment to increasing and diversifying the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. GSA Commitment Partners joined the initiative by committing to bold, ambitious actions in support of study abroad on their campuses or at their organizations. The campaign became a global movement, forming the 800+ strong GSA Commitment Partner network representing a variety of U.S.-based and international partners, including national governments, higher education institutions (HEIs), study abroad organizations, education associations, and more.
With the IIE Seal of Excellence, IIE annually has recognized the U.S. institutions that have met their GSA pledge goals helping to make study abroad more accessible and inclusive for all students. During IIE’s final evaluation of the initiative conducted in 2020, 19 U.S. institutions were identified as having achieved their pledged goals – joining a total of over 100 institutions that have received the IIE Seal of Excellence. In the recently published report, A Commitment to Building a Global Generation: The Five-Year Impact of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative, IIE highlights key programmatic efforts and partner achievements, including these outstanding institutions, framed by an analysis of data collected over the life of the initiative. In addition to evaluating the impact of this initiative, it offers an opportunity to continue building on the momentum of study abroad growth from 2019.
University of Findlay received the IIE Seal of Excellence for its strategic commitment to the Generation Study Abroad initiative and achieving its institutional goal of doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad from their campus by 2020. University of Findlay is proud to offer a variety of study abroad destination options for students. Some programs offer international study specific to students’ major area of study and all provide valuable cross-disciplinary cultural engagement and exploration.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a world leader in helping people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world. As a not-for-profit with 17 offices and affiliates worldwide, IIE manages 200+ programs with participants from 180+ countries. Each year, tens of thousands of people participate in IIE-managed programs. IIE collaborates with a range of corporate, government and foundation partners across the globe to design and manage scholarship, study abroad, workforce training, and leadership development programs.