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With nearly 60 million people worldwide forcibly displaced, continuing higher education can often be difficult or unattainable for a large portion of the refugee population. In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, Coursera launched their new Coursera for Refugees program on the online platform in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education is an inaugural partner, along with Samaschool, Libraries Without Borders, and Blue Rose Compass. This new program allows nonprofits working with refugees to apply for group financial aid for the populations they serve.  Refugees served by these nonprofits will be able to choose from any of the 1,000+ live courses and hundreds of Specializations offered by Coursera, as they work toward envisioning a world where anyone can transform their life through access to education.
 October 23-25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register | Contact

Since 1930, the Omni Shoreham Hotel has played host to presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls. What better place for the IIE Summit to take place? This year’s Summit will bring together education, government and business leaders, and journalists for action-oriented discussion on how to ensure national experience is a key part of 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. 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.
Discussion around a new report from IIE that is part of a ten-year study of the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowship Program alumni and the global impacts they have on their communities. 

A new collection showcases the stories and research of seven Syrian academics who have been able to rebuild their careers in exile, and portraying the variety of Syrian academic expertise around the world. 

The Cost of Banning all MuslimsAmerican Public Radio
Recent calls from presidential candidate Donald Trump for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. not only rejects American pluralism, but also has a practical expense  as billions of dollars would be lost as 150,000+ international students are unable to attend and pay for American universities.

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The New York Times

This recent book from IIE, now available in a convenient eBook format, prepares students planning to attend a U.S. college or university to succeed in and fully embrace the U.S. education system by addressing the topics most critical to international student success—identified by U.S. international student advisors—including:

     •  Finding and applying to the right school
     •  Understanding the importance of critical thinking and the value of liberal education
     •  Taking full advantage of the broad range of available resources
     •  Becoming immersed in a wide variety of campus activities beyond academics

Students and educators can download the eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes for just $2.99. Print copies are also available from IIE Publications for $4.95, with a steep discount for bulk copies (20 copies for $20.00).
Nick Sabato, Director of Operations in the Center for International Development at Ball State University, shares reflections from his attendance at IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund Forum in April, along with his personal connection to an academic scholar from Iraq. "I am overcome by emotion, a mix of heartbreak for those that still experience persecution and pride in being a part of such a program that lends a platform for Samir’s voice to be heard. For his voice, and the others around the room, are the catalysts for bringing about the positive change this world so urgently requires."

Events & Deadlines
September 13-16, 2016, in Liverpool | Registration Deadline: July 13 | Contact
If you’re still considering joining the EducationUSA Pavilion at EAIE this September, you have only until July 13th to register. When you decide to join the EducationUSA pavilion at EAIE, you’ll be among a select group of universities featured under the U.S. government banner. You’ll follow in the footsteps of other participants who say that the Pavilion is a great place for networking, connecting and meeting new partners. Previous participants have negotiated partnership agreements generating revenue of up to $250,000 or have developed 8-10 new partnerships.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016

With an increasingly diverse offering of awards, opportunities abound for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in original and pioneering research and teaching activities in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Most countries in the Western Hemisphere welcome applications from any field of study and offer broad and flexible opportunities through All Disciplines, Science and Technology and Social Sciences and Humanities awards. Highlighted awards in the Western Hemisphere for the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

Brazil: All Disciplines | All Disciplines (Postdoctoral) 
Uruguay: Agriculture

For more information about awards to the Western Hemisphere, visit the 2017-2018 Catalog of Awards.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016 
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) offers unique opportunities for scholars to immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic political and social landscapes in the world. Fulbright Scholars to MENA contribute to the region’s legacy of excellence in scholarship through a wide range of awards. Highlighted awards in MENA for the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

Palestinian Territories (West Bank only): All Disciplines Award

For more information about awards to MENA, visit the 2017-2018 Catalog of Awards
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
Deadline: July 1, 2016 | More Details & Apply | Previous Winners 

IIE is pleased to announce, in partnership with The New York Times in Education, the 2016 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge. Study abroad returnees are encouraged to submit digital story submissions between 0:30 and 2 minutes long that demonstrate how study abroad gave them an edge, the impact it had on their personal or professional life, and how The New York Times content helped them navigate, enhance or make sense of their experience. Winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize, an iPad, a trip to the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad in Washington D.C., and a video spotlight on The New York Times in Education website. Winners will also be recognized as a Generation Study Abroad Voice.



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