Generation Study Abroad Summit

September 30, 2015

From October 1-2, 2015, the U.S. Department of State will participate in the inaugural Generation Study Abroad Summit, hosted by the Institute of International Education (IIE). State Department Officials will discuss the importance of study abroad, including the new U.S. Study Abroad Office, and how international education develops the skills, or competencies, among individuals that are necessary to succeed in the 21st century global community. Exchange program alumni from both the Gilman and the Fulbright Programs will also be in attendance.

Notable sessions include:

October 1

8:45AM: How Can Study Abroad Be Redefined and Rebranded for Today’s Global Economy?
Plenary Speaker: Marianne Craven, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs

12:00PM: A National Strategy for Study Abroad
Panelist: Anthony Koliha, Director, Office of Global Educational Programs

2:45PM: Can Virtual Exchange Create a Pipeline to Study Abroad? Creating Linkages Between Study Abroad Students and K-12 Schools Through Virtual Engagement
Chair: Heidi Manley, Deputy Director, Office of Global Educational Programs

October 2

10:30AM: The View from Abroad: Challenges and Opportunities with U.S. Study Abroad
Chair: Leeanne Dunsmore, Branch Chief, U.S. Study Abroad Office

For more information, visit IIE’s Summit website: For inquiries, please contact