Inaugural IIE American Passport Project Institutions Announced

Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 20 May, 2021

The Institute of International Education (IIE) in the US has announced the first cohort of IIENetwork member institutions selected to enable 1,000 students to obtain their U.S. passport and empower them to kick-start their study abroad plans.  The initiative is part of IIE’s plan to increase participation and diversity in study abroad and to extend the benefits of international experiences for all students, regardless of socio-economic status.

IIE commented “For students of limited means, studying abroad can require long-term planning and involve financial hurdles, like the cost of a passport, which could bar them from moving forward. Through the IIE American Passport Project, IIE plans to have enabled 10,000 Pell-eligible, first-year U.S. students to have passports by the end of this decade.”

IIE received nearly 200 applications, ultimately selecting the 40 inaugural U.S. institutions.

Alcorn State University
Amherst College
Broward College
Butler University
Central Michigan University
Central State University
Chatham University
DePauw University
Fayetteville State University
Goshen College
Governors State University
Harper College
Harris-Stowe State University
Juniata College
Kapiolani Community College
Kings College
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Montclair State University
North Carolina Central University
North Park University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Martin’s University
San Diego State University
Santa Fe College
Savannah State University
Stockton University
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
University of Illinois-Chicago
University of Louisville
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of New Mexico
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
University of South Alabama
Ursinus College
Virginia Tech
Western Michigan University
Xavier University of Louisiana

IIE American Passport Project

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