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IIE American Passport Project

IIE American Passport Project

What is the IIE American Passport Project?

The IIE American Passport Project grant is intended to promote diversity, inclusion, access, and equity in study abroad and to support the IIENetwork, IIE’s global membership network, in their efforts to encourage students to go abroad who would otherwise not participate in an international experience as part of their college education. 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.

Learn more about the project and IIE.

Award Benefits

Each participant will receive $145 to apply towards their U.S. passport application process.

A cohort of grant recipients will be created to help guide the awardees through the process of applying for a passport and finding relevant study abroad programs and scholarships. The Center for Global Education staff will be there every step of the way to ensure recipients have access to all the resources they need.


To be eligible, you must be:

  1. A first year Butler University student
  2. Federal Pell Grant eligible (reach out to Financial Aid to confirm!)
Application Process
  1. Complete a short application with the Center for Global Education (CGE): IIE American Passport Project (Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the Fall 2021 semester; MUST APPLY BY DECEMBER 1, 2021!)
  2. The CGE will nominate all eligible students to IIE (up to 25 awards will be distributed).
  3. Once nominated, IIE will follow-up with you by email to access a unique link for your personal submission, which confirms your eligibility and provides IIE insight into your background and study abroad interests. IIE will review this information and inform the CGE if your application has been accepted.
  4. You'll receive additional information from the CGE on your next steps, which will include determining dates/times for IIE American Passport Project recipients to do a passport workshop and have recipient-specific information and scholarship sessions.

Do you have any questions or concerns? Reach out to Associate Director for Study Abroad Calie Dickey for additional information.