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  IIE is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 edition of IIENetworker magazine, "The Impact of International Education," now available as a free interactive flipbook. There is a growing awareness within the field of international education about the importance of assessing and documenting the profound influence of international educational on individuals and societies. We have therefore devoted this entire issue to a discussion on impact. Articles analyze distinct aims of international education and discuss ways to improve how we measure its success.

Articles include:

The Economic Impact of International Mobility, by Christine Farrugia
International Education in the Wake of Identity-Based Conflict, by Aryn Baxter
International Scholarships: Program Impact and Comparative Analysis, by Matt Mawer and Rachel Day
Building Trust to Advance International Education Through Appreciative Inquiry, by Chris R. Glass and Cheryl Matherly

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We learn every day from our work on higher education in emergencies that tens of thousands of students and scholars from Syria and other countries will be unable to access education due to conflict, political instability, discrimination and many other reasons. Since 2012, the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis has mobilized over $6 million in scholarship assistance for Syrian students and scholars whose lives and academic work have been threatened due to the conflict. Now more than ever, we need your help to do more.

Please consider a gift today to IIE’s programs supporting Syrian university students, including the IIE Syria Consortium as well as our innovative Camps to Campus initiative, which supports Syrian refugee students who finished at least two years of undergraduate study to complete their university studies in Jordan. The highly pragmatic model leverages IIE's experience in implementing the IIE Emergency Student Fund program by supporting Syrian students who have already enrolled at Jordanian universities and remain in good academic standing but who have either dropped out or at risk of dropping out for financial reasons.

Donate now  to IIE’s programs supporting Syrian university students and scholars.
Deadline: October 16, 2015 | Download Nomination Form | Contact 
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is delighted to invite you to nominate your program for the 2016 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. IIE created these awards to honor outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international exchange partnerships in practice today. There are four award categories for 2016: Internationalizing the Campus, Study Abroad, International Partnerships, and Internationalizing the HBCU or Community College.
All Eyes on China
Will a slowing Chinese economy lead to a decline in the number of international students in the United States? "Short-term fluctuations do not have long-term impacts on enrollment," said IIE’s Rajika Bhandari interviewed for the article. She added that a protracted downturn, however, could lead to a short-term decline in enrollments. — Inside Higher Education

News Blog: Are Universities Doing Enough in Response to the Refugee Crisis?
Universities have a long history of helping refugees in times of crisis, and this spirit of generosity has continued during the ongoing civil war in Syria. — Times Higher Education

Tampa Looks to Dublin for Economic Development Strategies
Tampa mayor led a trade mission to Dublin to build ties, learn how Dublin is attracting new business, and arrange for study abroad opportunities with the help of IIE Generation Study Abroad grants. —Tampa Bay Times

What Will Higher Education Be Like in 2040?
Understanding and preparing for a range of new scenarios is paramount for higher education institutions across the globe. —University World News

Germany Claims Success for Elite Universities Drive
A research report suggests that a €4.6-billion program aimed to make the best German universities more globally competitive is paying off. —Nature
Events & Deadlines
May 3–5, 2016, in Cape Town, South Africa | Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2015 | Contact

Going Global, hosted by the British Council, is the largest open forum for world leaders of tertiary education to network, debate international tertiary education issues and challenges, and to discuss creative, collaborative solutions. The conference welcomes leaders and practitioners within the tertiary education sector as well as education ministers, journalists, policy makers, and industry representatives. Going Global 2016 will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. The theme for this year is Building nations, connecting cultures. To contribute your unique perspective on these themes, submit a proposal before the deadline of Wednesday, 30 September, 2015.
January 25–26, 2016, in Washington, DC | Early Registration Deadline: November 1, 2015 | Contact

The Washington International Education Conference (WIEC) features seminars with the latest information on international student recruitment and includes information on new and on-going scholarship programs. Pamela Barrett will speak on "What Matters Most," the strategies, activities and actions which can make the most difference in the effectiveness of an international student recruitment and global marketing initiative. The Conference includes meetings at key Embassies and sponsoring organizations, the Conference Reception and two luncheons.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2015 | Read More | Contact

The 2016-17 Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) is currently accepting applications. Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton University for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the social sciences and humanities employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but who are still early in their careers. The theme for the 2016-17 Fung Global Fellows Program is "International Society: Institutions and Actors in Global Governance."
Study Abroad
In an interview with Reuters, Stacie Berdan, co-author of IIE’s bestselling A Parent Guide to Study Abroad, offers tips and shares resources for making study abroad affordable for more students. These include suggestions on where to study, how to find funding, and which insurance, phone, and banking services to use. She also reminds parents to consider the overall return on investment study abroad provides students in today’s global economy.

A Parent Guide to Study Abroad, now available in Spanish, contains critical information parents need to inform themselves and to support their high school or college student as he or she navigates the study abroad experience. Print copies are available for $4.95, with a steep discount for bulk copies for schools to give out to parents: 20 copies for $20.00.



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