Thank you for giving future Redbird teachers their international wings!

Giving future Redbird teachers their international wings—EAF Dept

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Project ended on December 19, at 12:00 AM CST
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Giving future Redbird teachers their international wings—EAF Dept

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” –Saint Augustine

You can fill a suitcase with famous adages about world travel. The insight these experiences incite begins with a flight! Many undergraduate students in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) never consider studying abroad because the cost of airfare is a financial barrier.

On average, an international roundtrip flight costs $1,000 and while many students need this support, our goal this year is to make the study abroad opportunity available to five students who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford the experience.

Your donation specifically supports aspiring high school teachers enrolled in (or who have recently completed) EAF’s diversity, equity, and foundations courses. These courses are designed to empower educators to become more reflective citizens and educators. That hard work sets the stage for meaningful international experiences with new cultures and education systems. The stories and knowledge they bring back will enrich their teaching and inspire their future students. Donors like you play a critical role in their success.

Choose a giving level


Shout out

Receive a personal shout out on social media from our team, thanking you for your support!


We have liftoff

Thank you for your support! Starting at this level, we will acknowledge your generosity in Eminence, the department's biannual newsletter.


Invitation to exclusive event

Donors who give $150+ will be invited to an exclusive social event with our faculty and other donors of this level. Date TBD.


The wind beneath our wings

In addition to everything below, donors at this level will also receive a personal thank you note from one of the students who was able to study abroad thanks to your generous support.


One-way ticket

In addition to the perks below, donors of $500+ will also be able to select an educator who they would like to see featured on Illinois State's news website. (Article will be written by EAF's writer, you just supply the name.)


Roundtrip ticket

Your gift of $1,000+ will open the door for one student to study abroad. To thank you, in addition to everything below, the student you are sponsoring will arrange a time for a video call with you either while abroad or after returning.