ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of its pledge to join IIE's Generation Study Abroad and in celebration of International Education Week, Global Experiences (GE), an award winning international internship program provider, is set to annually offer $25,000 worth of scholarships starting with their Summer 2017 programs. Open to US university students with a special focus on first generation college students, recipients will participate in an international internship and gain invaluable global experience benefitting their future careers. In addition to its financial commitment, GE has pledged to continue taking on thought leadership roles on a national and international level, sharing their best practices with the global education community. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161118/441276 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161118/441277 Co-Founder and CEO, Emily Merson is "thrilled to announce our commitment to Generation Study Abroad along with scholarships to provide greater access to more students." She believes that interning abroad is a "life changing experience," and is passionate about helping college students achieve what they never thought possible, as well as finding a career they love. President of GE, Stephen Reilly, a first generation college student himself, is "extremely pleased to help level the playing field by focusing access to those who do not typically go abroad." Merson, who recently presented at the 2016 IIE Summit, on "Maximizing Workforce Integration for Internships Abroad," further commented, "In our changeable and volatile global climate, it is now more important than ever to have all students gain experience working together with other cultures and societies." Since 2001, Global Experiences has provided over 6,000 alumni with career building internship programs in multiple locations worldwide. With the rise of globalization, GE recognizes that employers are increasingly looking to hire those with a global skill-set and international work experience. Offering full, partial and travel scholarships along with their award-winning career readiness program, GE is excited to join the IIE mission and launch their formal commitment to #GenerationStudyAbroad.