A multicultural education equips students to succeed in college and beyond, but the costs of traveling and living abroad prevents many highly motivated students from participating in study-abroad programs. The International Education Fund (IEF), whose mission is "transforming youth through study abroad," sponsors study-abroad scholarships for low-income high-school and undergraduate students, with the goal of mitigating cost as a barrier to education and diversifying the population of students studying abroad.
IEF’s scholarships provide opportunities for talented youth to interact with their peers on a global scale, while developing critical language and leadership skills through targeted internship, community-service, and academic programs. Nine IEF-sponsored high-school students will travel to Shanghai, China, this year for an intensive six-week immersion course on Chinese language, culture, and history. In addition to earning eight hours of college-level credit, the students will get to speak publicly as cultural ambassadors and will go on to participate in internships that utilize their overseas training. Often the first people in their families to travel outside of the United States and the first to attend college, most IEF scholarship recipients would be unable to take part in an international education without financial support.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help sponsor international study for low-income students. If G-Team members raise $575, IEF can fund six weeks of lodging for one student studying abroad in Shanghai. Each additional donation will go toward funding lodging for another student. All G-Team donations will be matched by both International Studies Abroad and Learning Programs International, translating each $10 donation into $30 raised.
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All donations will be matched by both International Studies Abroad and Learning Programs International.