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October 23-25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register | Contact 

The 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad theme "Explore. Experiment. Exchange" urges us to think in new and creative ways on how we "do" study abroad and how to reach the ambitious goal of doubling study abroad by 2020.  IIE has partnered with The Design Gym to create an atmosphere of innovation and infuse design thinking through the 2016 IIE Summit. A special Generation Study Abroad Design Thinking Challenge will get participants into a creative mindset to voice new ideas, collaborate in shared spaces, and use our collective knowledge to ideate and innovate. A Design Thinking Crash Course will allow participants to explore topics of empathy building, idea development, rapid prototyping and storytelling and walk out with a comprehensive understanding of design thinking and some concrete tools to take back to work. Space for this workshop is limited – click here to register.
IIE is pleased to announce that leading art business Christie's is partnering with the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund for its forthcoming auction, UNTITLED. 

Online Auction July 28 – August 11 
The online auction will offer more than 60 works of art that display the diversity and creativity of form and motif, from sculpture to contemporary art works, including pieces by IIE Scholar Rescue Fund artists from Ethiopia, Iraq, and Syria. With estimates starting at $200, the sale will offer a unique opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to purchase works of outstanding quality and to support the work of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund.

Reception & Live Auction 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. 
Remarks by IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman
Christie's New York Salesrooms & Offices
20 Rockefeller Plaza, Galleries I-V
New York City 
Deadline: August 1, 2016 | Contact

Now is the time to renew your IIENetwork membership, which will allow you to continue to take full advantage of the many resources IIE offers. IIE membership renewal forms for the 2016/2017 academic year have been sent by email to the membership contact at each member institution. If you have not yet renewed your IIE membership, please take a moment to complete your renewal by August 1.

IIENetwork is IIE's membership program, with over 1,300 member institutions around the world. Each membership designee is an important link in a network of over 7,000 individuals with a commitment to the internationalization of their institutions. As an IIENetwork member, you benefit from international education publications, resources, discounts, and sharing best practices. IIE's offices around the world work closely with members to assist you in accessing IIE's expertise and information on the many programs for which your students and faculty may be eligible.

As an IIENetwork member, your campus will receive complimentary copies of our valuable print resources, including the Open Doors report, the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators, the IIENetworker magazine, and more. You will also be able to access members-only data on www.iie.org, receive member discounts for IIE's International Academic Partnership Program, and your IIENetwork membership ensures that you are eligible to nominate the innovative programs at your campus for the 2017 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards.

You can renew your membership, update your designees, and pay the membership dues for your institution online. For more information on how to renew online, visit www.abdi-ecommerce10.com/iiemembership. If you need an invoice, or for more information, please email membership@iie.org.

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Tech company and longtime WeTech partner Qualcomm is expanding their free Qcamps for middle schoolers this summer after the success of the first year's cohort. The new camps will connect 60 students from California's Vista Unified School District with a range of first-hand engineering experiences that give campers insight into how technology is used in our everyday world. Campers will problem-solve as teams, develop communication skills, and engage in prototyping, documentation, and presentation. Throughout the rest of the year students will be invited to participate in hands-on projects, mentoring opportunities, and hackathons. The initiative is part of an ongoing program designed to develop long-term interest in technology and a support greater access to STEM education.

In light of this recent act of violence on an American student, the statistics surrounding safety abroad show that it proves safer than studying at home. IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman adds additional expertise to the conversation around how students can keep safe in their new environment and make the most of their experience. 

As demand for higher education grows across the Middle East and North Africa region, many local education systems are struggling to keep pace, which has contributed to a culture of study abroad in many MENA markets.
This journal helps U.S. students going abroad to better articulate their experiences and goals and provide an action plan to better leverage their experiences into opportunities.
The New York Times
Paul Turner, Director of IIE’s East Asia offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, along with Siusie Hsiao of IIE’s Beijing office, provide an overview of the growing philanthropic work taking place in mainland China. Turner notes that "IIE is constantly developing new initiatives to address the needs of this burgeoning sector. Our work with the Ford Foundation under the Learning Circles for Chinese Philanthropy program has allowed us to identify a number of areas where we can support the sector drawing on the resources from both our offices."
More than one billion people live with some form of disability, and 80 percent of them in developing countries. As part of its aim to provide higher education opportunities to disadvantaged groups from around the developing world, the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) provided graduate fellowships to many emerging social justice leaders who have disabilities and/or work in areas of disability rights, advocacy, and service provision.

In the fourth IFP Issue Brief, IFP alumni who work in the disability field were asked a simple question: What challenges do individuals with disabilities face in your country and how are you working to find solutions? This brief shares the stories of alumni disability advocates in five IFP countries: Chile, India, Kenya, Russia, and Uganda. Their responses indicate that regardless of their location or impairment, people with disabilities face similar challenges at the individual, community, and national levels. Beyond these common challenges, IFP alumni are also united by the fact that their fellowship experience gave them new tools and perspectives to promote disability rights, improve services, and advance inclusive policies in the developing world.
Events & Deadlines
February 19-22, 2017 | Washington, DC | Proposal Deadline:  August 15, 2016 | Contact 

AIEA invites the submission of proposals for its 2017 conference, "Internationalization Through Difference: Transcending Boundaries." Applicants will need to prepare an abstract (75 words), proposal description (up to 500 words), and bios of chair and presenters (75 words each). Session proposals can be in the form of standard proposals (maximum of 3 presenters including chair with at least 30 minutes of discussion time) or discussion roundtables (maximum of 2 facilitators including chair and NO formal presentations).
September 20-22, 2016 | Seoul, South Korea | Details | Register 

The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network invites U.S. higher education representatives to participate in the EducationUSA East Asia and Pacific Regional Forum September 20–22, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. The Forum is designed to be both a training opportunity for EducationUSA Advisers from around the region, as well as a networking and learning opportunity for international student recruitment and support colleagues at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education.
November 20-22, 2016 | Budapest, Hungary | Register | Contact 

The theme of this year's ACA Annual Conference is the relationship between universities and colleges and the cities in which they are located. The overarching questions of the event are: what do cities contribute to the success of universities and colleges, and how do higher education institutions help cities develop? The ACA Annual Conference 2016 will address all of these different 'habitats' - big cities, small towns and remote and challenged regions. In doing so, it will not only explore the relationship between higher education institutions and municipalities, but also of university-enterprise interaction and cooperation between academic institutions and civil society actors in their city, town or region.
The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is Monday, August 1, 2016. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers more than 500 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.
Highlighted award categories include:

Highlighted awards include:
     •  Israel: Postdoctoral Award - Open to early career scholars in all areas of the sciences, arts, humanities or social
     •  France Regional Awards: Proposals for research projects will be evaluated not only for their scholarly, artistic or
         professional excellence, but also for their potential to increase mutual understanding and create future
         collaborations between France and the United States:
     •  Mexico: Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies - Multi-disciplinary or interdisciplinary projects
         relevant to the trilateral relationship between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
     •  Taiwan: Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Teach/research in multiple areas of focus, including
         elementary/middle school education, teacher training, and curriculum development.  

For more information about Fulbright Scholar awards, 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.



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