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Will a British exit from the European Union lead to a drop in enrollment of European students at UK universities? This is the question addressed in a recent Inside Higher Ed article shortly after the historic vote on June 23. IIE’s Rajika Bhandari, deputy vice president of research and evaluation, contributed to the conversation around the topic of student mobility. "There are so many unknowns right now," Bhandari said. "There’s of course the doom and gloom, the predictions that are being made about how this might negatively affect student mobility, but I think there may be some other ways to look at this. What we may actually see is there may be more opportunities for students outside of Europe. Given the currency fluctuations and the devaluation of the pound, we may actually see more international students from non-EU countries - including from the U.S. - considering going to the UK."

This month's Global Innovation Initiative Spotlight is the University of Rhode Island. URI and their "Aquaculture Carrying Capacity and Water Quality in Indonesian Lakes and Reservoir" project is currently featured on the IIE GII website, following May’s Spotlight on Ohio State University. Feel free to learn more about exciting updates from URI here. If you and your project team are interested in being featured on IIE’s website in the upcoming months, please contact Shawn Patton to share your story.

A credit recognition pilot scheme has been trialed in Norway for newly arrived refugees who do not have credible documentation, residency or adequate language skills.

Why do Students Study Abroad?University World News 

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Jonathan Lembright, IIE Regional Director for Southeast Asia, and Chris Medalis, Advisor for Institutional Relations, recently attended the G7 International Higher Education Summit in Tokyo, where they participated in roundtable dialogues, meetings, and presentations related to global academic mobility. As one of their many takeaways, Lembright and Medalis noted that "The concept of mobility itself is changing; we now need to include and address a wider variety of issues such as offshore and transnational education, joint and dual degrees, and international education in the digital space."

Events & Deadlines
September 28, 2016 | Pierre Hotel, NYC | RSVP | Contact
This year’s IIE Gala honors Qualcomm, Inc., to be accepted by Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer. Qualcomm collaborates with IIE to manage the WeTech program, which helps women and girls enter and succeed in technology careers, with the goal of enhancing women’s talent and skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth. In China, India, the U.S, and soon Taiwan through an expanded partnership, WeTech links girls and women to technology-related training and to mentors that help prepare them to enter and succeed in high-paying technology careers.
August 2-4, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register | More Information

The annual EducationUSA 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.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016

Europe and Eurasia is the largest regional program within the Fulbright Scholar Program with over 240 unique awards spanning from Iceland to Azerbaijan. As the Bologna Process shapes higher education across Europe, now is an exceptionally exciting time to collaborate with colleagues at European institutions of higher education. Applicants can propose to teach, research or pursue a combination of teaching and research at some of the best universities and research institutions in the world.

Highlighted awards in Europe and Eurasia for the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

Kosovo: All Disciplines

For more information about awards to Europe and Eurasia, 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
October 23-25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register | Contact 

The 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will 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.  

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill seeks a CIO to lead and coordinate UNC Global, the university’s collective strategies, plans, and initiatives that support its goal to be a leading global public research university. The university seeks to represent a pan-university global aspiration and link UNC’s schools, centers, and institutes together under a unifying global vision. The CIO is responsible for overseeing the plans, budgets, and total staff of 42 in the Global Research Institute, Center for Global Initiatives, Global Relations, Global Operations, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Global Unified Business Cluster, and for coordinating the efforts and activities of the university’s International Affairs Advisory Council.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-17 Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship program until July 22 on USAJOBS.gov. More than 30 federal agencies including NASA, the Smithsonian, the State Department, National Parks Service, and others are involved in this program that plays an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, journalism, trade, environment, health, and agriculture initiatives. You can see the projects offered at http://vsfs.state.gov/. eInterns spend ten hours a week from September through May. Although this is unpaid, volunteer work, eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in at least one university level course in the U.S. or abroad.



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