Generation Study Abroad

Generation Study Abroad

Education Abroad Asia, a division of the United States Education Abroad Resource, joins the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative. The project supports Americans to gain international experience through study abroad programs...

Education Abroad Asia (EAA) conducts ongoing and new activities that help broaden participation in education abroad in Southeast Asia by recruiting, supervising and supporting strategic goals that benefit students, universities, organizations, local communities, and diverse stakeholders in the region.

Our programs focus on hospitality, tourism and cultural arts in the context of sustainability and human and physical resources. In order to meet these and other objectives, we are currently networking with educational institutions in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Lao PDR.

EAA serves as an education abroad media source, producing literature and multi-media materials, including videos and a professionally-produced documentary film with University Filmworks that spread the word about the desirability and affordability of learning experiences in Asia. EAA provides an avenue for alumni to highlight study abroad as a career-enhancing pathway through different types of media, including testimonials, blogs, and literature and film through our websites EducationAbroadAsia.com  and StudyAbroadJournal.com.

Working with the United States Education Abroad Resource, EAA is organized to provide highly professional educational experiences alongside academic, personal and career counseling relevant to study abroad.

To reach these objectives, methods and practices include research processes entrenched in our programs to assist undergraduate students in publishing research and presenting their findings at international conferences. The organization contributes resources to achieve these goals by providing advisers, editing support, and planning assistance to help students to attend conferences. In addition, subject to budget constraints applying in each financial year, we aim to provide a range of scholarships for study abroad students and researchers.

Through coordinated efforts with Study Abroad Journal, EAA conducts, publishes and presents research and reports related to motivations for and outcomes of study abroad experiences, including the promotion of Generation Study Abroad as a research topic. Anticipated outcomes include an increasing level of study abroad participation as well as the generation of new ideas and new research findings which will likely benefit all education abroad stakeholders.

Education Abroad Asia promotes Generation Study Abroad through our websites, listings, promotional media, and social media channels, and through on-going film and video projects. EAA has joined the conversation at #GenerationStudyAbroad and updates IIE annually on our progress towards meeting these goals.