The International Education Fund (IEF) is a nationally recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that raises funds for first-generation college students facing economic barriers to study abroad. IEF aims to diversify US Study Abroad programming by making it inclusive of students who are typically under-represented in US study abroad programs. By offering opportunities to learning abroad, IEF hopes to ease the critical personal and career challenges of life in the global 21st century for this increasingly diverse US population of students.