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Don’t miss this last chance to apply for the New Zealand Partnership Program! This is a unique partnership with Education New Zealand, a Generation Study Abroad country partner. The program, which will begin in June, 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 at the end of August with visits to six ITPs and attendance at the New Zealand International Education Conference 2016. The application is open to all accredited colleges and universities in the United States. This program is brought to you at the significantly reduced rate of $6,000 per institution. The fee includes all program and in-country costs for two representatives from your institution.
October 23-25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register | Contact
Early Bird Deadline: May 16, 2016
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. 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.
Most Syrian refugee students wanting to begin or complete their higher education find that the largest hurdle is a lack of funding. With donations from individuals like you, IIE will be able to provide more scholarships and emergency funding for students on campuses around the world who are in danger of dropping out of their university programs as a result of the Syrian conflict. Please make a gift to IIE today so that we can continue this vital work in support of Syrian students. Learn more about our work with students in crisis.
Programs such as the International Fellowships Program can serve as a model that can be adapted and expanded upon to help universities inspire and impact countless lives and affect social change.  

The Shwarzman Scholars program is one of the key ways in which the university aims to create future world leaders. 

A study released at the recent Going Global conference in Cape Town found that these two countries have emerged as having the most balanced portfolios of national policies supporting international higher education.
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The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that the new IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators has just been published. The 200-page Handbook includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus. The Handbook is also available in electronic format for IIE members.

The 2016 IIENetwork Handbook is a practical tool for higher education institutions that includes resources on:
     •IIE Research and Publications
     •Support for Study Abroad
     •Resources for Internationalizing the Campus
     •Scholarship Programs Overview
     •Developing Strategic International Partnerships

The publication also includes comprehensive listings and contact information for:
     •More than 7,000 professionals at over 1,300 higher education institutions who are IIE members
     •EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinators
     •Fulbright Commissions worldwide
     •IIE domestic and overseas offices

The membership contact at each IIENetwork member institution will receive one complimentary copy of the publication in the mail, and all member designees can access the password-protected online version. To order additional copies of the IIENetwork Handbook, please go to: iiebooks.org/iihaforined1.html. For more information, contact membership@iie.org.
In the recent IIENetworker magazine, Fulbright Campus Liaison Daris Hale writes about Texas State University’s Academic Affairs Policy and procedures, which provides an example of the way in which an institution promotes global research collaboration and teaching abroad through policies that protect faculty benefits and salary. "The environment it creates provides fertile ground for our academic travelers allowing faculty to build international capacity," writes Hale.

Mirka Martel, Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute of International Education, shares some of the key findings from the recently released report Social Justice and Sustainable Change: The Impacts of Higher Education. This ten-year longitudinal study of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) is unprecedented in its size and scope, and has brought IIE to the forefront of research linking higher education to broader social change. Among the report’s key findings is that the impacts of the IFP have gone beyond just the individual outcomes, into affecting organizations and communities where IFP leaders have promoted social change.

A recent report from the British Council titled The Shape of Global Higher Education evaluates the policies of 26 countries and identifies three areas where national governments can provide an enabling environment to their higher education institutions to internationalize and forge collaborations. The report examines how national policies and regulatory frameworks can create an environment conducive to international collaboration and engagement in higher education, focusing on the three key areas of openness, quality assurance & recognition, and access & sustainability. The accompanying Global Gauge is an interactive higher education policy monitor which summarizes the responses against each of the 962 measures used in this evaluation, and lists the data sources used.
Events & Deadlines
Brookings Institution, Washington, DC | May 17, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT | Register

The war in Syria has killed as many as 300,000 Syrians displaced half of the country’s population. This violence and insecurity has also had a devastating impact on professors, university students, and the country’s education sector, exemplifying the consequences when scholars are targeted. War has decimated the university system inside the country, and amongst the refugees are an estimated 2,000 university professionals and a minimum of 100,000 university-qualified students. On May 17, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings will host a panel discussion to explore the frequently overlooked impact of the Syrian crisis, and the broader political and security implications on higher education in conflict settings. The panel will also highlight the Institute for International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund, which supports visiting appointments for threatened scholars worldwide.

Registration is now open for this year’s EducationUSA Forum, taking place from August 2–4 in Washington, D.C. The annual forum gives higher education professionals an opportunity to engage with the global EducationUSA network. Take advantage of the many opportunities to network with approximately 50 EducationUSA advisers from around the world, 14 regional educational advising coordinators (REACs), and U.S. State Department and IIE EducationUSA staff as they present the latest regional and country-specific trends and tips for strategic international recruitment planning.
Early Registration Deadline: May 13 | Register | More Information

Berkeley Study Abroad is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 29th annual Study Abroad Fair on Friday, September 30, 2016. Fair attendees will have access to about 1500 UC Berkeley students who are looking for the study abroad program that best meets their needs. The first deadline to register and to take advantage of the early bird rate of $195 is Friday, May 13th.
The contributions of student affairs professionals are essential for moving the internationalization of higher education from vision to reality. As internationalization accelerates on U.S. campuses, administrators rely on student affairs and student services personnel to do more — not only to serve more international students, but to help all students develop global and intercultural competencies. These are some of the findings released this week by the American Council on Education (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) as part of CIGE’s final report in a three-part series on internationalizing the co-curriculum, Internationalization and Student Affairs.
Application Deadline Approaching: August 1

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers nearly 600 awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards are available for faculty, administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. 

To learn more about regional highlights, click on the links below:
To view the full range of awards by region, visit the Catalog of Awards.
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
Register | Deadline: May 20, 2016

The IIE Generation Study Abroad Advisor Workshop will provide program overviews and advising recommendations for IIE administered grants, including the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Gilman International Scholarship Program, the National Security Education Program’s Boren Scholarships & Fellowships, and Schwarzman Scholars. 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.
Jane Kalionzes from San Diego State University is the lucky winner of a new iPad Air 2 in Terra Dotta's International Student and Scholar Services IQ contest, sponsored with the Institute of International Education Networker magazine. Thank you to all the IIE Networker readers who entered the contest and tested their knowledge of ISSS trivia. Even though the contest is over, you can still access the quiz results here.



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