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October 23-25, 2016 in Washington, DC
Early bird rate until May 1 | Register | Contact 

The 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will take place on October 23-25, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC  to bring education, government and business leaders and journalists together for action-oriented discussion on how to ensure international experience is a key part of a 21st century education and make study abroad opportunities available to all. It is more important than ever that U.S. students graduate with the international, intercultural, and language skills that they will need to help solve today’s global challenges. The 2016 IIE Summit is part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad®, a five year initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. Generation Study Abroad seeks to significantly increase and diversify participation by bringing higher education institutions, employers, governments, K-12 teachers, associations, and others together to build on current best practices and find new ways to extend study abroad opportunities and resources to tens of thousands of college students whose needs are not currently served by existing study abroad programs. The Summit will continue to push the envelope to change how we think and "do" study abroad as we work together to achieve our ambitious goal of doubling by the end of the decade.

In partnership with Education New Zealand, a Generation Study Abroad country partner, the U.S. – New Zealand Partnership Program seeks to increase academic collaboration between U.S. higher education institutions and New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). ITPs are institutions of higher education that combine theoretical teaching with practical, hands-on experience through industry projects, work placements and internships. The program will include a study tour to New Zealand with visits to six ITPs and attendance at the New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC) 2016. The application is open to all accredited colleges and universities in the United States.

An informational webinar featuring Education New Zealand will be held on April 14th at 4:00 p.m. EDT: Register for the New Zealand Informational Webinar.

Program Length: May 2016-November 2016
Program Fee: $6,000 USD (IIE Members), $7,000 USD (Non-members)
Application Close: May 20, 2016
Study Tour: August 2016
Eligibility: Accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) announces a May 2nd deadline for its next round of applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities, and other research institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety. Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, field, or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested. Fellowships are awarded quarterly and on an emergency basis.
Ola Mahmoud, research officer at IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research, reflects on the increasing amount of students actively pursuing international experiential learning through a variety of non-credit education abroad (NCEA) activities. "Despite NCEA becoming a mainstream option for students to incorporate both an immersive international and practical educational experience into their formal studies, and the importance that accurate and comprehensive NCEA data have in informing higher education institutions’ internationalization missions; NCEA has so far been vastly underreported and not fully understood." 

Business focused schools make up half of the top 25 ranked institutions by student mobility, according to the third annual global university rankings by U-Multirank.

With a growing demand for emergency assistance for students and scholars in Syria, IIE's has established scholarships and funds to help those affected, and as this need grows the organization looks to expand efforts worldwide.

U.S. Colleges Look to Recruit More Students From AfricaThe Chronicle of Higher Education
With an eye on Africa’s youthful population, economic growth and swelling middle-class, the United States has embarked on its first education trade mission to the continent, with 25 universities and colleges.
The New York Times
In the recent IIENetworker magazine, American Council on Education’s Robin Matross Helms shares the results of a recent study ACE study analyzing 91 faculty tenure policies from 61 institutions. Finding that many internationalization strategies had not been incorporated into these policies, the study looked for patterns to see which aspects of faculty work were not aligned with their campus strategies. "Alignment between tenure criteria and institutional goals is a key consideration," writes Helms.

Events & Deadlines
September 13-16, 2016, Liverpool | Registration Deadline: May 31, 2016 | Contact

EducationUSA will host a pavilion at the European Association for International Education Conference (EAIE) and will provide space for accredited U.S. higher education institutions. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your institution and especially to build partnerships with institutions in Europe and other world regions. With Erasmus+ funding available for short-term exchange programs, meeting colleagues from European institutions is easiest at EAIE which reaches more than 5,000 higher education professionals from over 90 countries, including 600 exhibitors. You can choose from more than 200 sessions and workshops and about 20 networking events. There is a registration fee for both full and part-time participation.
September 23-24, 2016 | Register | Advertise 

On September 23-14, 2016, the US-UK Fulbright Commission will host its annual College Day in Central London. In its 39th year, USA College Day is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in Europe, typically attracting 4,500+ visitors and over 180 exhibitors. College Day provides a cost-effective way to reach thousands of prospective UK students at one time.
November 13-16, 2016, Ottawa | Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2016 | Learn More

CBIE’s International Education Conference is the Canadian meeting place for international educators and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world. This annual event attracts 800+ participants, 40+ exhibitors, and renowned thought leaders from over thirty-five countries. It offers dozens of sessions for new professionals, experienced practitioners and internationalization decision-makers and strategists featuring the latest trends, knowledge and tools in the sector.
Application Deadline: August 1

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers nearly 600 awards in 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. 

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching and/or research awards in 46 disciplines, in addition to many All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects.To view the full range of awards by discipline, visit the Catalog of Awards.
To learn more about a few highlighted disciplines, click on the links below:

These highlighted disciplines pages represent just a sample of what is offered by the Fulbright Scholar Program. All Disciplines awards continue to be offered in every world region. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by joining My Fulbright. The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2016. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, please visit the program website.

Explore the Fulbright Scholar Program in greater depth by reading recent blog posts or participating in program webinars

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
April 12, 2016 at 2:00pm EST | Register | Web Resources 

Join the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) team, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a special webinar on "Zika Virus & Study Abroad" on April 12 at 2:00pm (Eastern). The webinar will feature an introduction from IFLE and HHS, a presentation on Zika by the CDC’s Dr. S.P. Kachur, and time for Q&A at the end. Space is limited and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. 
University College Dublin - College of Engineering, Architecture
Proposal Deadline: May 2, 2016 | Application and Program Details
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and IIE are pleased to announce the EducationUSA Training Institute: Enhancing Advising Expertise will take place in the summer of 2016. The EducationUSA Training Institute is an intensive training and professional development program designed to provide EducationUSA Advisers with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their effectiveness and build professional competency. Each two-week EducationUSA Training Institute is comprised of a Washington, DC-based workshop and an on-campus training element. Accredited U.S. higher education institutions are invited to submit proposals to host the on-campus portion of the Training Institute, June 26 – July 2, 2016. This program will build upon advisers’ previous training, as well as their professional experience, to increase their depth of knowledge on key topics related to advising students, supporting U.S. institutions, managing an advising center, promoting U.S. higher education, and representing and advocating for EducationUSA to a variety of audiences.

The U.S. Department of State has opened a new Notice of Funding Opportunity for ECA’s Community College Administrator Program. The FY 2016 Community College Administrator Program will provide foreign administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions or their equivalents in selected countries with skills focused on community college administration including leadership, governance, finance, student affairs and student services, program assessment, workforce development, private sector partnerships, community engagement, technology, and distance learning. Proposals will be accepted for this competitive grant opportunity through May 31, 2016.



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