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The NAFSA conference in Denver is approaching, and once again the Institute of International Education (IIE) will have a booth (#1212), host various information sessions, and present in sessions and workshops on study abroad, international student mobility, U.S. higher education, and other major topics. To learn more about IIE or ask questions about your institutional IIE membership or our publications, please come visit us at Booth #1212. We look forward to meeting you in person. Here are some highlights that might be of particular interest:

     •  Meet with IIE team members, experts and authors 
     •  Pick up the new issue of the IIENetworker magazine on Faculty-Driven Internationalization 
     •  Check out our new IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators
     •  Receive a special 15 percent NAFSA conference discount on IIE publications
     •  Browse through information about IIE's many educational exchange programs
     •  Meet with IIE staff and learn about how you can participate in the many programs we administer
     •  If interested in building your visibility on any IIE platforms, please stop by the booth to meet with Jeff Bunkin from
        Naylor, IIE’s media partner.
IIE invites all Generation Study Abroad partners and interested parties to visit IIE’s booth to engage in conversation about the Generation Study Abroad initiative. 
     •  Share the latest news on your campus’ Generation Study Abroad
        commitment with IIE team members 
     •  Pick up a I, Too, Am Study Abroad returnee T-shirt and learn how to bring
        SUNY Oswego's "I, Too, Am Study Abroad" campaign to your campus 
     •  Take home with you information about IIE’s Generation Study Abroad
        Voices Video Challenge, in partnership with The New York Times in
        Education, and encourage your alumni to submit digital stories. 
     •  Learn how IIENetwork campuses can get involved with the initiative.
IIE will deliver a range of timely and informative panels and workshops at the 2016 NAFSA conference. What follows are highlights from the schedule of IIE presentations.

Sunday, May 29

1:00-5:00pm          Workshop: A Primer on U.S. Higher Education (Clare Banks, Center for International Partnerships)

Tuesday, May 31

1:00pm-2:00pm     Session: Government-Sponsored Programs: Models for Global Mobility (Collette Agnese, Academic and Experiential Learning)

Wednesday, June 1

8:30am -10:00am   Poster Fair: Fulbright Opportunities for International Education Professionals (Roxanna Kobziar, Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Sophia Yang, Scholar Exchanges)

10:00am-11:15am   Session: Recruiting International Secondary Students Enrolled in U.S. High Schools (Christine Farrugia, Research & Evaluation)

10:00am-2:30pm       Scholarship Workshop Agenda (Metropolitan State University, Student Success Bldg, Rm 400)
10:00am – 10:30am   Generation Study Abroad
10:30am – 11:15am   Fulbright U.S. Student Program
11:15am – 11:30am   Coffee Break
11:30am – 12:15pm   Gilman International Scholarship Program
12:15pm – 1:00pm    Boren Scholarships & Fellowships
1:00pm – 1:45pm      Lunch/Light Snack Break
1:45pm – 2:30pm      Schwarzman Scholars Program

11:15am-12:45pm    Poster Fair: Best Practices for Enrolling and Hosting Sponsored Students (Amie Schaefer, Academic & Experiential Learning and Mie Hansen, Academic & Experiential Learning)

11:15am-12:45pm   Poster Fair: Enrolling More Sponsored Students at Your Institution (Kristen McGuire, Christine Chan, University Placement Services and Megha Madan, University Placement Services)

11:45am-12:45pm  Session: Academic Collaboration with Iran: Opening New Doors (Clare Banks, Center for International Partnerships)

1:15pm-2:15pm     Session: Embracing and Tackling the Challenges of Heritage-Seeking Education Abroad Opportunities (Lindsay Calvert, Gilman Program)

1:15pm-2:15pm     The ISSRP Employment Open Meeting (Jen Wilson, Global Exchange Operations & Exchange Visitor Sponsorship)

2:00-3:30pm      Poster Fair: The Boren Awards: Oral Language Proficiency Gains During Academic Study Abroad  (Jeff Cary, Boren Scholarships and Fellowships)
                             Poster Fair: Connecting with the World:  The Creation of a Global Learning Initiative (Shawn Patton, Center for International Partnerships)

2:45pm-3:45pm   Session: Higher Education Response to Students and Scholars from Crisis Regions (Nikki Davis, Generation Study Abroad)
                                Session: The Role of Intensive English Programs in Strategic Enrollment Management (Christine Farrugia, Research & Evaluation)
                                Session: International Activity at Community Colleges (Julie Baer, Research & Evaluation)

Thursday, June 2

8:00am – 9:00am   Session: Fulbright and Mobility International USA:  Innovative and Inclusive (Betsy Glans, Student Exchanges)
9:30am-10:30am    Session: International Student Mobility: Asia as the Next Higher Education Destination (Rajika Bhandari and Ola Mahmoud, Research & Evaluation, Paul Turner, Beijing Office)

10:00am-12:00pm   Poster Fair: Fulbright in the Community (Erin Kremser, Fulbright Foreign Student Program)

2:00pm-3:30pm     Poster Fair: Supporting Fulbright Foreign Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach (Sara Brihuega, Academic and Experiential Learning , Roxanna Kobziar, Fulbright Foreign Student Program, and Megha Madan, University Placement Services) 
                                 Poster Fair: The Missing Link: Using Orientations to Build Cohorts  and Advance Missions (Bassim Abbassi and Nina Hasenstein, Fulbright Foreign Student Enrichment Programs)

Friday, June 3

11:00am-12:15pm   Session: Raising Awareness and Funding With Education Abroad Impact Narratives (Nikki Davis, Generation Study Abroad)

Visit IIE's booth to browse the many new books and policy reports published by IIE in the past year, and benefit from a special 15 percent NAFSA conference discount on all books purchased at the booth. Titles available at the IIE booth include:

     •  Open Doors 2015: Report on International Educational Exchange
     •  Preparing to Study in the USA: 15 Things Every International Student Should Know
     •  Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships: A Guide to Building
        Sustainable Academic Linkages
     •  2016 edition of IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators
     •  Funding for United States Study 2016: A Guide for International Students and Professionals
     •  Intensive English USA

If you wish to review or purchase any of these books online, please visit www.iie.org/publications.
Wednesday, June 1st | 10:00am-2:30pm | Metropolitan State University, Denver
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.
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