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September 29, 2015, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City | Learn More | Contact

At this year’s International Awards Gala IIE will honor NYU President John Sexton and renowned graphic designer and Fulbright alumnus Milton Glaser. Other featured guests will include the first female president of the University of Tikrit who was forced to flee Iraq following the June 2014 ISIS takeover and is now undertaking an IIE Scholar Rescue Fund fellowship in the U.S. Midwest. The annual gala is IIE’s largest celebration and brings together over 400 leaders from the business, philanthropic, diplomatic, and education sectors. We would deeply appreciate your support and hope you will join us in purchasing tickets or a table in honor of this year’s remarkable honorees and the vital work of the Institute. IIENetwork members and Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners are eligible for a reduced rate.
The Government of Malaysia's Council for the People’s Trust (MARA) Bureau has signed an MOU with IIE to place 25 top scholars from Malaysia at U.S. colleges and universities. Backed by the financial support of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, IIE will advise and place the Malaysian students in U.S. undergraduate degree programs throughout the United States beginning in January 2016. Once they enroll in the universities, the students' education will be funded through a scholarship awarded by the MARA Bureau.

The findings illustrate how, and under what conditions, domestic and international student interactions can improve learning outcomes for both groups of students. — University of Minnesota

Iranian higher education—both dynamic and open to engagement with the international community—also suffers from political hostilities and other realities. — University World News

About 60 German universities are offering refugees the chance to attend courses as guest students, without charging any tuition fees. — Washington Post

The new report is a result of 451 universities from 46 countries. It illustrates how institutions have responded to economic crisis, changing demographic trends, and other major challenges across Europe. — University World News
For over 50 years, books and reports published by IIE have been standard reference resources for students and advisors alike. Check out the latest titles, including Open Doors 2014, Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower? and A Parent Guide to Study Abroad. IIE also publishes electronic papers and reports available for free download. For bulk discounts, contact jgrosh@iie.org.

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Events & Deadlines
November 5–6, 2015, in New York City | Register | Contact

There's still time to register for the 18th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, November 5-6, 2015 (pre-conference dinner: November 4, 2015). This event will bring together engineering and language faculty, administrators, exchange organizations, funding agencies, nonprofits, and industry representatives engaged in engineering education initiatives around the world to discuss strategies and share information and best practices for the internationalization of the engineering curriculum.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2015 | Read More | Contact

Eurasia Foundation’s U.S.-Russia University Partnership Program (UPP) invites accredited higher education institutions from Russia and the United States to participate in its two-stage funding competition for new bilateral partnerships. UPP accepts proposals in any academic field that are jointly developed by at least one U.S. and one Russian partner institution. The two-stage competition offers "Contact" funding of $2,500 to support the design of partnership project proposals and more substantial "Linkage" funding of $41,000 for the implementation of partnership projects.
Study Abroad
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 | Read More

The IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants Program recognizes U.S. secondary level teachers who have shown to be outstanding advocates for study abroad. The program is a professional development opportunity for teachers who have taken the Generation Study Abroad pledge to prepare their students for global citizenship and study abroad. Fifty enrichment grants of $1,000 each are available to teachers to conduct any learning activity in the United States or abroad that enhances their international outlook and global experience. Through their experiences, they will be able to further internationalize their classroom and advance their role as global educators to positively impact student learning.
IIE Summit: October 1–2, 2015 in Washington, DC | Register | Contact

IIE, in collaboration with the New York Times in Education, has selected the recipients of the Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge. The winning digital stories will be unveiled at the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad with both winners present to share their stories. In the lead up to the IIE Summit, runner-up videos will be posted to the IIE YouTube channel.

This week’s runner up is Mathew Cerf from University of San Diego, who studied abroad in Argentina. While he is a native English speaker, he chose to use Spanish for the video. We see his skills applied during his interactions and are then shown how his experience influenced his career goals and opportunities upon return.



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