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Online Application Opens February 1, 2016 | Read More | Contact

IIE is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016. Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA website for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines.

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Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016 | Read More | Contact

IIE is seeking impact stories from current and past participants of IIE-administered programs. Stories should show how these programs and international exchange experiences change lives, careers, and communities around the world for the better.

This is an opportunity for current and past participants to:
  • Share the importance of their work and program experience
  • Inspire others to participate in international exchange
  • Gain artistic recognition
  • Win prizes! First prize is $500; second is $250; 3rd is $125
See eligibility and submission guidelines, as well as entry instructions at www.iie.org/contest

Submissions must be from a current IIE grantee or alumnus of an IIE administered program who completed the program in good standing. Any submission from a person who is not currently participating in an IIE administered program or an alumnae of such a program will be disqualified. Winning entries may be used in IIE-related communications such as Annual Reports, marketing materials, websites, and videos.
Early Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016 | Register Online | Contact

IIE invites you to the IIE Best Practices Conference "Lead your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus" on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the University of California, Davis. Please register early, as registration is limited to space capacity. IIENetwork members receive a registration discount. 

The conference will cover many exciting keynote, plenary, and session themes, and will feature high-level experts, including presidents, provosts, and international education administrators from institutions around the world. In addition, a special awards portion of the conference will honor the winners of the 2016 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. We also invite you to attend the optional pre-conference roundtable discussions and a networking reception on March 10.
Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2016 | Download Form | Contact

The annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East recognizes outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Israeli Jew and one Arab Muslim, whether or not a citizen of Israel, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. The two individuals whose work is judged to be most successful in bringing people together and breaking down the barriers of hatred will share a $10,000 prize. Nominations may be submitted by the individuals themselves or by a third party.

New research released by Universities UK shows higher satisfaction rates of international undergraduate students in the United Kingdom than in the United States and Canada but slower growth in market share. — University World News

As nearly a third of international students are Chinese, U.S. institutions are looking to new ways to diversify their international student enrollment beyond Chinese students seeking STEM disciplines. — TIME 

Ghada Bachour, a pharmaceutical sciences researcher who had been under threat at the University of Aleppo, is the University of Alberta's second IIE Scholar Rescue Fund scholar since joining the program in 2013. — Edmonton Metro News
Namrata Jha, Director of IIE’s New Delhi office, shares the success story of Subramani Sangeetha, a participant of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program (VILP). The program, administered by IIE, promotes innovation in education for girls by leveraging education technology to provide better access to Science and Mathematics. "Sangeetha wrote a winning essay, securing a scholarship for a fully-funded residential science program at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, and has the courage and drive to thrive among a talented group of international students," writes Jha.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has published the 2016 edition of its annual print directory Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE's online search engine www.fundingusstudy.org. With more than 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States, making it an invaluable resource for advisers and international students worldwide. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States.
Events & Deadlines
Application Deadline: January 31, 2016 | Read More | Contact

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites undergraduate students of all disciplines to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. Undergraduate Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
Study Abroad
Letter of Commitment Due January 15, 2016 | Read More | Contact

The IIE-led Generation Study Abroad initiative is going into the new year with 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.
New professional development from the International Baccalaureate (IB) lets you explore international education and the IB pedagogy during any of six three-week online workshops. This special series of workshops are for teachers working in any school, in any context. Their focus is on teaching and learning from an international perspective for teachers who wish to pursue a career in international education. The workshops also provide an excellent jumping-off point for teaching in an IB environment. In 2016, six online workshop sessions are available, starting March 23, May 11, August 17 and October 5. Registration can be completed online. Registration deadlines are three weeks before each workshop’s start date.

IB workshop topics include:
  • Developing independent and collaborative learners
  • Holistic teaching and learning
  • Planning, teaching and assessing
  • Promoting active student learning
  • Teaching and learning with meaningful content
  • Teaching for intercultural understanding



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