The pledge will cover scholarships and grants for American students through the Generation Study Abroad Initiative. CIEE also will sponsor passports for 10,000 students to enable participation, and make an annual $20,000 grant to college faculty to support innovative approaches for custom study abroad programs.
According to the organization, fewer than 300,000 U.S. students per year study abroad, which means that less than 10 percent of all U.S. college students experience international education before they graduate. The Generation Study Abroad Initiative, which was launched in 2014, aims to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of this decade.
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