Category: Increasing Diversity Outreach and Support in International Education
Visit IIE Generation Study Abroad’s poster to examine incentive grants and how they provide a successful model for partnering with institutions to increase scholarship funding and set goals to provide opportunities for underrepresented students.
Lindsay Calvert– Director, Institute of International Education, Houston, TX
Institute of International Education
Lindsay Calvert leads IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, which aims to mobilize resources and commitments to double and diversify the number of American students studying abroad by 2020. Lindsay previously served as Program Director of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, the largest study abroad scholarship for U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, which has supported over 24,000 students who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to study or intern abroad. Lindsay has been working at IIE since 2006 focusing and presenting on the Gilman Program, diversity, access and inclusion in Education Abroad, and IIE’s Generation Study Abroad. She is the Co-Chair for NAFSA's Diversity & Inclusion in EA Subcommittee and previously served as a member of Diversity Abroad's Task Force on High Financial Need. Lindsay graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor's in both International Studies (Latin America) and Spanish, and studied abroad in Chile.