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  Celebrate International Education Week by Sharing Open Doors 2015 Data
On Monday, IIE and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs kicked off International Education Week (IEW) by hosting a briefing on Open Doors 2015 findings at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and releasing the new Open Doors data to worldwide media. Visit the Open Doors 2015 Briefing multimedia page to view videos of the remarks and data presentations and see photos of the event.

Add your voice to the ongoing conversation
Open Doors 2015 has already amassed hundreds of tweets by higher education officials, reporters, and the diplomatic community. Highlight your international activities and add your expertise on the data by following @IIEGlobal and @ECAatState on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to participate in the ongoing conversation, using #OpenDoorsReport and #IEW2105. You can like and share Open Doors infographics from these feeds, or download individual images highlighting international student and U.S. study abroad data from the Open Doors site for your own use, and continue to reach out to local media to highlight your programs.

View and share the continuing strong media coverage
Major news outlets continue to cover the new data and trends. The Associated Press issued a newswire piece that has been running in news outlets across the country, and there have been feature articles in The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, PoliticoPro, and Buzzfeed,to name just a few, and broadcast segments on CBS News Radio and NPR. You can see in-depth articles in Inside Higher Education, the Chronicle of Higher Education, University World News, Times Higher Education, and Diverse Issues. We are seeing stories around the world, with a special emphasis on the growth in the number of students from India in the Economic Times of India and many other Indian publications. The U.S. Spanish language press and Latin American media, including El Diaro, and Univision, as well as Latin American wire services, have covered the growth in international exchange between the U.S. and Latin America in both directions. We have seen news items in the People’s Daily, CCTV, and numerous Chinese language publications covering the continued growth in the number of Chinese students. In addition, due in large part to outreach by individual campuses, there has been a lot of coverage in campus, regional and local media across the United States.

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Did you know that there have only been six IIE Presidents in our nearly 100 year history? One of IIE’s three founders, Stephen Duggan, was our first president from 1919 to 1946, followed by his son, Laurence Duggan, who was president from 1946 to 1948. Stephen Duggan’s tenure was the longest in our history thus far, whereas his son’s was the shortest. Both Duggans are pictured here.

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When universities send their sports teams to play games abroad, they aren't just looking to sell tickets; several Pacific-12 universities hope these sports events will attract international students, most of whom pay full tuition. — ESPN

As universities seek to internationalize, several of them are including internationally focused criteria in their tenure and promotion policies. A new report by the American Council on Education (ACE) examines the success and gaps of these policies. — Inside Higher Ed

Students say it’s difficult not to be wounded by the recent anti-refugee statements as more than two dozen governors have said they would seek to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states. — The Chronicle of Higher Education
IIE regional director for Southeast Asia Jonathan Lembright discusses what role higher education has to inculcate civic literacy and values in the students who pass through the university system. "Civic values go beyond national boundaries and now encompass global citizenship," writes Lembright. "[It] is needed to generate graduates with the values required to contribute to the global common good."

Yojana Sharma with the University World News discusses Asia’s emergence in the sciences, based on the recently released UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030. "With Asia accounting for almost half the world’s economic output and 42% of global research and development spending, the region is emerging as a science powerhouse," writes Sharma. "Yet the wider picture is more complex – a number of Asian countries are being left behind."
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Read more about higher education and growth in Asia in IIE’s latest book, Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower?
Events & Deadlines
Application Deadline: February 9, 2016 | Read More | Contact

In 2016-17, Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants have the opportunity to study Hindi or Urdu as part in the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI). Boren Scholars and Fellows selected for this initiative will receive funding for intensive language study and cultural immersion, beginning with a summer 2016 domestic program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by an overseas program in India. The SAFLI program is appropriate for applicants with no language proficiency, as well as those with intermediate or advanced proficiency in Hindi and/or Urdu.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 | Read More | Contact

This international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs enables individuals to study at a community college in the United States to develop professional skills. Eligible fields are Agriculture, Applied Engineering, Business Management and Administration, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology (IT), Media, Public Safety, Tourism and Hospitality Management. The Community College Initiative Program will provide funding for round-trip airfare to the United States; a living allowance during English language, academic, and practical training program components; tuition costs; health insurance; and cultural enhancement activities. Students will be hosted in groups by community colleges competitively selected to participate in the program.
Application Deadline: December 21, 2015 | Read More

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof invites university students to apply for his 2016 win-a-trip journey to accompany him on a reporting trip to the developing world. The contest is open to students enrolled in an American college or university, either as an undergraduate or graduate. You can submit an essay or video or both, explaining why you should be selected.
November 18–20, 2016, in Boston, MA | Submission Deadline: January 13, 2016

The 2016 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will be held November 18-20, 2016 with pre-convention workshops on Thursday, November 17, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. The ACTFL Convention features more than 700 educational sessions covering the whole spectrum of the language profession. The selection process is designed to provide attendees with an array of sessions and events to further knowledge and skills to become better, well-informed teachers and administrators. Language educators at all levels and of all languages are welcome to submit a proposal.
Study Abroad
Letter of Commitment Due January 15, 2016 | Read More | Contact

As of November 2015, the IIE-led Generation Study Abroad initiative now includes more than 600 partner organizations, including 350 U.S. colleges and universities, and 100 from outside of the United States. Study abroad organizations and education associations as well as 14 country partners around the world have also joined. In addition, 700 K-12 teachers from 50 states have pledged to take action to encourage their students to develop a global perspective and consider studying abroad when they are in college. The initiative encourages purposeful, innovative action to get more Americans to undertake a meaningful international experience through academic study abroad programs, as well as internships, service learning, and non-credit educational experiences. Join now to access this growing network and take advantage of the resources available to our partners. Institutions and organizations can find a downloadable letter of commitment on our website.
During International Education Week, the U.S. Department of State launched studyabroad.state.gov, the official website for their new Study Abroad Office. The office’s mission is to increase and diversify U.S. participation in study abroad and to help students identify opportunities that will allow them to successfully compete in the 21st century. The new website will help students and parents navigate the wide range of study abroad possibilities.

November 19, 2015, 11:30 AM–4:30 PM EST | Read More & Register

Two Generation Study Abroad partners are teaming up and will host "Embark to Excel: A Virtual Conference on Study Abroad & Global Leadership." The first annual Embark to Excel Conference will provide those interested in study abroad with the necessary information and resources to help realize that study abroad is within their reach. Sessions will feature students who have already studied abroad sharing their experiences getting to and through study abroad. There will also be guest speakers from the study abroad industry offering advice for navigating the study abroad process.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 | Read More | Contact

As part of New Zealand’s commitment to the Generation Study Abroad initiative, Education New Zealand and New Zealand universities and institutes of technology and polytechnics offer travel and tuition awards. Students may apply for $2,000 travel awards (for flights to and travel within New Zealand) and $500 'excellence' awards towards one semester of study at a participating New Zealand institution. Applications are for the U.S. spring semester. Students who received the travel and tuition awards in 2015 have been posting photos/video of their experiences as Kiwi Ambassadors on Instagram.

All female colleagues in the field of international education are invited to participate in a survey of today’s women leaders in international education around the world. This survey is being conducted by Helen Gaudette (Director, Office of Global Education Initiatives at Queens College, CUNY); Joanna Regulska (Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor for Global Affairs at University of California Davis) and Clare Banks (Assistant Director for International Partnerships and IIE Initiatives at the Institute of International Education). The results will be shared during the February 2016 AIEA Conference in Montreal.
The purpose of this informal but wide-ranging survey is to highlight and explore the role of women in international education as effective leaders at home and abroad. It is also meant to gauge attitudes, ideas, and concerns amongst women leaders in the field. The researchers hope to generate dialogue about the current challenges for women SIOs and think about effective strategies to overcome them. We also hope to discuss how women already established in the field of international education can support and mentor other women. Participation is voluntary and responses are being collected anonymously.



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