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The Institute of International Education (IIE) and American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation awarded $50,000 in professional development grants to 50 teachers and school administrators from 27 states and the District of Columbia who have successfully integrated global perspectives and exchanges into their classrooms. The announcement comes on the heels of a new milestone in the Generation Study Abroad initiative: more than 1,000 K-12 teachers and administrators have pledged to advocate for study abroad by exposing students to international experiences and global perspectives in preparing for their college careers. 

The teachers and administrators will use the IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants to advance collaborations with university study abroad offices, share best practices for globalizing the classroom with colleagues, expand or create new exchange programs with K-12 schools abroad, and advance their own professional development. IIE provides these teachers with global teaching resources, industry news and networking opportunities designed to build the global educator community. 
Winners of the IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants have implemented a range of innovative activities, including advising sessions to help students and parents plan for the realities of studying abroad; facilitating virtual exchanges in the classroom; sharing their own study abroad experiences with students; and discussing with colleagues, students, and others in the community about the powerful impact of study abroad. 

The Institute of International Education’s New Delhi office seeks an International Office Director to manage IIE’s operations in India. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of operations and local compliance for the office and provides overall management of IIE’s portfolio of scholarship, leadership, and professional exchange and higher education support-focused programs. Duties also include leading new program initiatives in India while identifying and developing opportunities and representing IIE to multiple constituencies such as sponsors, potential clients and the local and international education communities. While India is the primary focus, the individual in this position may be asked to support IIE efforts elsewhere in South Asia or throughout the greater region.

Will Saudi Student Boom End? – Inside Higher Ed
Intensive English programs report declines in Saudi Arabian enrollments as colleges and universities watch for changes to the government's massive foreign scholarship program.
Higher Education for Syria – Project Syndicate
Developing creative solutions to higher education opportunities will be a crucial factor in ensuring a brighter future for Syrian refugees.
IIE is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 edition of the IIENetworker magazine, "Faculty-Driven Internationalization," now available as a free interactive flip book. As internationalization becomes an increasing priority for higher education worldwide, the involvement of faculty is an essential but sometimes neglected component. We have therefore focused this entire issue on the many ways faculty can and are championing internationalization efforts. It also includes a variety of perspectives from faculty, administrators, and other professionals on how institutions encourage and support faculty engagement. Articles include: 

      — Anne B. Waters
     •  Internationalizing the Tenure Code — Robin Matross Helms
     •  On the Power and Limits of Faculty-Led Internationalization — Scott Carpenter and      
        Andrea Lanoux
     •  Creating Global Clinical Internships in Healthcare — Amy Nagorski Johnson 

Events & Deadlines
February 29-March 4, 2016 | Melbourne, Australia | Learn More 

The Asia Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE)  Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the well-known forums in the Asia-Pacific region for bringing together policy-makers and education experts from around the world to learn about new developments in international education.. Expected to be attended by 1,500+ delegates and 200+ Exhibitors, the theme for the 2016 APAIE conference is: Asia Pacific – A Global Education and Research Powerhouse: New models of cooperation in research engagement and education mobility for the 2020’s. The Institute of International Education will be represented by the four international offices/affiliates in Asia led by the Directors of Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta and New Delhi office. IIE will host a booth (#41) at the exhibition area and will hold a panel session (Room 207, parallel session 4B), "Creating Global Citizens or Global Elites? Democratizing the International Education Experience."
April 3-6, 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia | Register

Diversity Abroad’s fourth-annual conference, From Outreach to Support: Navigating Expansion and Inclusion, includes pre-conferences workshops, 30+ concurrent sessions, networking opportunities, and all-conference plenary sessions that will challenge the attendees to develop innovative approaches to address inequities within international education. Regular registration rates are available until March 7th. 
April 16-20, 2016│ Ceará, Brazil │Register + Read MoreContact

The Brazilian Association for International Education, FAUBAl, invites you to Fortaleza to discuss the issues related to social responsibility in the internationalization of Higher Education. The conference will offer a unique opportunity to meet partners and some of the most important players and experts in the area as well as improve the knowledge of international policies and programs. 
May 3-5, 2016 | Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

As members of IIE we are pleased to offer a discounted ticket. When registering, please choose "Discounted pass" and enter the code: GGDiscounted when requested. 

Going Global is an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss current issues. Since 2004, it has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event alternating between the UK and major international cities. 

This year’s overarching theme is ‘Building nations through connecting cultures’. The diverse range of conference sessions will consider the role of universities and the wider higher education sector in the process of nation-building. The sessions will consider the theme through three lenses:
       1.   Education policy: local priorities, national systems and global drivers
       2.   Economic development: skills, enterprise, research and innovation
       3.   Engagement: democracy, social justice and international relations
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and
administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards. Other highlights from nearly 500 awards offered in this year’s program include:
After nearly 20 years of inactivity, universities in Sudan are eager to engage U.S. scholars in developing partnerships and reforming the quality of education across all disciplines. Sudan offers an opportunity for cutting edge research in a variety of disciplines, as well as opportunities to increase the institutional capacity of the university systems.
Now in its second year, the Global Scholar Award allows scholars the opportunity to research or teach/research in two or three countries in two or three different world regions. The award length can be from four to six months and Scholars may split the grant into two or three visits over one or two consecutive years. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus. 
The Fulbright Scholar Program presents excellent opportunities for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields, all while serving as cultural ambassadors. In addition to primary research or teaching activities, postdoctoral and early career scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community. Postdoctoral awards are available in all fields of study, from STEM, to the arts, humanities and social sciences.  
The Cross-Strait Studies award provides U.S. Scholars the opportunity to conduct research on contemporary issues concerning the relationship between mainland China and Taiwan. This award also allows for additional short-term travel to Hong Kong. 
The Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant is for Scholars interested in policy oriented research in one to two EU member states. Preference is given for proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches on the issues of data privacy and protection. 
The Cultural Preservation and Heritage award provides U.S. Scholars the opportunity to teach conservation science, cultural resources management, heritage preservation and museology in Jordan

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.
Study Abroad
Nominate Now | Contact | Contest Ends: March 31, 2016

The #GoStudyAbroad Contest, sponsored by Go Overseas and IIE, calls on anyone who studied abroad to pay it forward by nominating U.S. college students to #GoStudyAbroad by the time they graduate. Teachers, faculty, mentors, students, and community members can also nominate someone that they would love to see benefit from the incredible experience of study abroad. Nominees could win a $10,000 scholarship for study abroad and nominators are eligible to win travel prizes. The #GoStudyAbroad campaign is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of students who study abroad by the end of the decade. 

We encourage each of you to nominate people and to tell others to nominate here
The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) led the first major delegation of U.S. higher education institutions to the International Congress of Higher Education in Cuba, which took place from February 15 to February 19, 2016. During the conference, representatives led a special workshop about building U.S. - Cuba academic collaborations and partnerships, and operated a first-of-its-kind "U.S. Higher Education" booth to showcase opportunities for collaborating with American colleges and universities. IIE and AASCU led the delegation of 17 U.S. colleges and universities seeking to increase their partnerships with Cuban institutions and addressing key academic partnership interests and needs. U.S. and Cuban university representatives engaged in networking, signed letters of intent and continued ongoing conversations about partnership opportunities, priorities and mechanics. While both U.S. and Cuban institutions have expressed interest in expanding partnerships, they will not be without their challenges. Representatives from both countries acknowledged that building mutually-beneficial partnerships will require long-term planning, investing, relationship building and cultural competence.




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