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Deadline: April 6, 2016 | Complete Survey Online

The 2016 Open Doors Intensive English Program Survey is open and available at www.iie.org/surveyforms. The survey captures information on international English program students enrolled for the 2015 calendar year.  

The compilation of data published in Open Doors is only possible with the assistance of international education and intensive English professionals at programs throughout the United States who voluntarily provide their data for aggregate reporting in Open Doors. If your institution does not currently participate in the surveys or needs to update contact information, please contact us at iieresearch@iie.org or fill out our Update Contact Form and we will gladly add your institution to IIE’s Open Doors database.

Open Doors is the key resource on international students and scholars in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad. The Open Doors report is published by the Institute of International Education. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of the international students in the United States since 1919, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. For more information about Open Doors and to access data highlights, visit our website at www.iie.org/OpenDoors

If you did not receive the survey, please make sure to add iieresearch@iie.org to your address book to ensure our survey invitations continue to reach your inbox. If you have any questions about the survey, please send an email to iieresearch@iie.org or call (646) 308-7213.

The Spring 2016 issue of the IIE Networker magazine, with the theme of Faculty-Driven Internationalization, highlights the important role that faculty members play in internationalizing the campus. They bring international perspectives to classrooms and labs, and have an important voice in championing study abroad and a global culture.

María de los Angeles Crummett, who heads IIE’s scholar division and works closely with the U.S. Department of State on the Fulbright Scholar Program as the Executive Director of IIE’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars, was the guest editor for this issue. Her article on "Faculty-Led Internationalization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Approaches" discusses how to support and cultivate globally minded faculty, and looks at how institutions can make effective use of the full breadth of Fulbright Scholar opportunities to ensure deep and long-lasting internationalization outcomes. 
María brings a rich perspective to this topic, having served as a leader in Global Affairs at the University of South Florida and on the boards of numerous international organizations and international studies networks. With two Fulbright experiences herself -- lecturing in Economics in Colombia as a Fulbright Scholar and visiting Japan as a Fulbright International Education Administrator -- she has also served as a Fulbright Scholar Liaison and a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador. 
Despite some of the anti-immigration rhetoric making the U.S. news, international students studying in the country are increasing at a promising rate. 

Why Study Abroad is Safer Than you May ThinkThe Chronicle of Higher Education

The New York Times
Paul Turner, Director of IIE’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices, shares outcomes from the most recent conference of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE).This conference took the theme of "Asia Pacific – A Global Education and Research Powerhouse" and supported the shared goal of reorienting international research and learning towards the region. There was discussion of Singapore’s position as a leader in quality research output, as well as China’s increasing output rivaling that of U.S. and European universities. Keynote speaker Professor Simon Marginson sees many opportunities for world enhancing ideas distilled between Asia and the rest of the planet, provided we all keep open minds and open borders. 

A Guide to Educational Systems Around the World, Revised Edition is a compilation of more than 185 updated and new guides to educational systems around the world, covering secondary as well as higher education. This interactive PDF on CD includes critical information on the methodology of credential evaluation and the interpretation of foreign grades.
Events & Deadlines
April 13, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 pm (EST) | Contact
Join the American Council on Education's (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) for an interactive discussion of higher education in Europe, and opportunities for engagement by U.S. institutions. Topics will include: Evolution of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area; recent trends in trans-Atlantic student mobility and implications for student recruitment; and an overview of the Erasmus+ initiative and how U.S. institutions can participate.

Past and current participants in the following ACE programs are eligible for a 25% discount on the registration fee: Institute for Leading Internationalization; ACE Internationalization Laboratory; ACE Fellows Program; ACE Institute for New Presidents; ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers; and Chief Academic Officer and Chief Business Officer Workshop. Please email Robin Helms to obtain the discount code.
Registration Deadline: April 15 | Dates: May 22-25, 2016 | Bloomington, IN | Learn More

This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual course, to better prepare students, faculty, and staff to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. ICCI includes two distinctive tracks with individualized workshops led by experts in international education (Course and Campus tracks). Whole group highlights include key presentations by national leaders, sessions to identify common ground among disparate campus audiences, an Innovative Internationalization Best Practices panel, a poster session, a multi-regional cultural evening for networking, and a summative taking action session. If you are new to internationalization, consider joining the optional pre-institute workshop The Increasingly Comprehensive World of Academic Internationalization: The Essential Context.
Application Deadline: April 4, 2016 | Contact | About

The Institute of International Education is seeking additional host institutions for the 2016-17 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program that may be interested in hosting a Russian and/or Turkish language FLTA. If the appropriate department on your campus is interested in hosting a Fulbright FLTA, please share with them the links below:

Institutions interested in hosting Russian and/or Turkish are asked to provide the minimum cost share of a tuition and fees waiver for two courses per semester or one per quarter. The grantees’ program expenses (housing, food and daily living expenses) will be covered by the sponsor.
Study Abroad
RSVP by Friday, March 29 | April 5, 9:00am - 1:00pm | Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA | Register 

In an effort to provide you continuous information on international programs for U.S. students, the Institute of International Education is pleased to invite you to attend the Generation Study Abroad Advisor Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, coinciding with the Forum on Education Abroad Annual Conference. This workshop will provide in-depth and interactive overviews and advising recommendations on the following programs: the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Gilman International Scholarship Program and the National Security Education Program’s Boren Scholarships. The workshop will also provide information about Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative launched by IIE in March 2014 to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.
University College Dublin - College of Engineering, Architecture
In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the New York Film Academy Foundation, in collaboration with the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA), is facilitating a series of filmmaking educational activities supported by the Saudi American Education and Cultural Grants Initiative Grants Program. The NYFA programming commences in mid-March 2016. To continue its close association with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's education, arts, and cultural communities, NYFA will be hosting a series of workshops at the 3rd Annual Saudi Film Festival ("Dammam Film Festival") held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia from March 24th - 28th. Working with the Saudi Arabia Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA), Mr. Jonathan Whittaker, NYFA Chair of Short-term Programs and Professor of Director's Craft, Screenwriting, and Cinematography, will be conducting a three-day intensive and hands-on Master class workshop in Cinematography for up-and-coming Saudi filmmakers attending the Film Festival. At the closing ceremony of the festival NYFA will be presenting the "NYFA Award for Emerging Talent"-a full tuition scholarship to NYFA-to the winner in the "Best Student Film" category.



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