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Deadline: July 28, 2016 | Apply by Email | More Information
Students will be at the forefront of the upcoming United States presidential election with the University of Akron’s International Campaign Fellows (ICF) program, an exciting political science internship available through IIE’s Global Experience and Training (GET) initiative. Political science enthusiasts will learn about running a campaign, from fundraising and security to press coverage and budget management. Participants will attend events, experience grassroots campaigning, collaborate with professionals, and gain an inside perspective on the results of the U.S. election this season. GET opportunities are for international undergraduate and graduate students, recent college graduates, and young professionals.

GET connects international students and young professionals to unique research and internship opportunities in the United States. Through hands-on training in a variety of fields, GET participants create connections and develop distinguished skill sets while working alongside professionals in their fields. IIE, one of the world's largest and most well-established organizations in international education and training, provides J-1 visa sponsorship and support throughout the opportunity.
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 $100, 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 | 6:00 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: Friday, July 29, 2016 | Complete Survey Online

The 2016 Open Doors International Scholars Survey will be closing soon.  The International Scholars Survey collects data on international scholars engaged in academic activities for part or all of the period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2016. 

The compilation of data published in Open Doors is only possible with the assistance of international education and other higher education professionals at institutions throughout the United States who voluntarily provide their data for aggregate reporting in Open Doors. If your institution does not currently participate in the International Scholars Survey or needs to update contact information, please contact us at iieresearch@iie.org or fill out our Update Contact Form and we will gladly add your institution to IIE’s Open Doors database.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has named two leading executives from the telecommunications and education technology industries to its Board of Trustees. Cathy Martine is President, National Business, AT&T Business Solutions & International, leading one of AT&T’s largest business units that serves approximately 95% of AT&T’s business customers in the U.S. with mobility and highly secure cloud solutions. Cathy holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY (summa cum laude). She also holds a M.S. from M.I.T., where she was a Sloan Fellow. In addition, she holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Mahboob Mahmood is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Knowledge Platform. Established in 2000, Knowledge Platform is a leading Asian learning solutions company, with a presence in Singapore, China, India, and Pakistan, and partners in the Philippines and Thailand. Knowledge Platform provides high impact, 'next-generation' learning solutions for the educational and corporate sector. Mr. Mahmood received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1986, Diploma in International and Comparative Law from Columbia University School of Law in 1986, M.A. in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University in 1987, and B.A. in Politics from Princeton University in 1981. He has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1987.
IIE’s President and CEO Allan Goodman recently traveled to Greece to present on a panel, "Inequality, Poverty, Unemployment and Education in the Balkans and Mediterranean," at the fifth annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Philanthropy Conference. He discusses the important role that everyone in any sector can play in responding to the refugee crisis, in addition to the importance of education in empowering individuals to be upwardly mobile.

In this article, the U.S. is urged to take in more Syrian students and alleviate the burden on Turkey, which, the article argues, offers the best model of response so far. IIE is described as a leader in the efforts to respond to the higher education needs.

Organizations like IIE and the Tom Joyner Foundation are partnering with colleges and universities to broker relationships between the schools and the country in new areas of partnership. According to IIE’s Clare Banks, leaders and faculty have growing interest in addressing mutual research areas like agricultural development, environmental sustainability and public health.
The New York Times
Robin Matross Helms, director of the American Council on Education’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, is a contributing author to IIE’s recent publication, Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships. In her blog post she discusses the how we can better address strategic partnership goals and action plans to maximize the returns on these linkages for students and faculty, as well as organizational structure as a whole. Helms writes, "For a partnership to be strategic, it should contribute to and advance institutional strategy in some way. Has the institution identified particular academic or programmatic areas that it wants to further develop? If so, a carefully chosen partner abroad may be able to provide knowledge, resources, and expertise that can support this development."

Events & Deadlines
Deadline: August 15 | More Information | Contact

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange activity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the U.S. for an academic year of non-degree study and practical experience. Fellows are placed according to their professional field in groups of eight to fifteen at universities around the country. IIE is inviting proposals from qualified organizations to host Enhancement Workshops for the 2016-17 class of Humphrey Fellows. Enhancement Workshops can be held in-person or online and offer Humphrey Fellows opportunities to learn about global issues, build professional skills, expand their professional networking with American peers and policy-makers, and interact with Fellows from other campuses.
September 13-16, 2016, Liverpool | Registration Deadline: August 9, 2016 | Contact

If you’re still considering joining the EducationUSA Pavilion at EAIE this September, you have only until August 9th 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.
September 23-24, 2016 | London, UK | Exhibitor Registration | Contact 

The UK is the number one European sender of students to the U.S., and universities can take advantage of this growing attraction of the U.S. to UK students. On September 23-24, the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission – EducationUSA will host USA College Day in London. This undergraduate fair is the largest in Europe with 4,700 attendees and 190 institutions attending last year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 5,207 UK students were undertaking full undergraduate degrees in the U.S., marking a 23% increase from 2009-10. Many students choose the U.S. for the quality and reputation of its universities, the flexibility of the liberal arts curriculum, and the availability of funding. Students are also drawn to U.S. campus life and culture. Additionally, university fees tripled in the UK with the 2012-13 academic year, and this may also have contributed to a rise in interest in study abroad in recent years.
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 over 500 awards! We hope these tips and resources will help you submit a competitive application. The following points should be made evident in your application:
       •  Professional qualifications and requisite experience
       •  The urgency, quality and feasibility of the proposal
       •  Personal characteristics of collegiality, cultural adaptability and sensitivity
       •  Outcomes, potential impact and benefits 

Keep the full Review Criteria in mind when finalizing your application. Have you presented your project so experts and non-experts understand the need for it, and how it will be completed? Fulbright alumni consistently tell us that having colleagues review their project statement for constructive feedback helped strengthen their application. Who will you ask?

Find out how to submit a competitive application by consulting the Application Guidelines and Project Statement Samples. If you have additional questions about the application process, sign up for a virtual advising session on July 20. You can also register to review your Fulbright application package with program staff on July 27 and July 29.

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

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 & Academic Year 2016-2017 awards offered. We thank the 80 selection panelists from various colleges and universities across the nation who met at the IIE offices in Houston and Washington, D.C. to review nearly 2,900 applications for the fall and academic year application cycle. More than 850 outstanding students were selected to receive the scholarship to participate in credit-bearing study abroad programs and career-oriented internships in countries all around the world. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries they go by supporting U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.
Vietnam National University, Hanoi | September 23 – 24, 2016 | Contact by August 15, 2016

The Institute of International Education’s Center for International Partnerships, in partnership with Vietnam National University and USAID Vietnam, invites accredited U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the U.S. - Vietnam Academic Partnerships Workshop in Hanoi. This two-day workshop will provide practical and action-oriented training to Vietnamese and U.S. colleges and universities with the goal of increasing institutional capacity for implementing successful international partnerships, and enhancing U.S. - Vietnam academic cooperation. At the end of this workshop, participants will have an action-oriented roadmap for further developing and implementing a strategic plan for increasing U.S. – Vietnam partnerships on their own campus. There is no registration fee for this workshop, however any U.S. institution must register with IIE and cover all travel costs, including international airfare, accommodation, and transportation. Lunches are included on both days of the workshop. We recommend that institutions send two representatives: a Senior International Officer and partnership manager or other functional office staff.

From now through the end of August, the U.S. Department of State is looking for volunteers to open their homes to an international exchange student. Through exchange programs such as FLEX, Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES), and Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), the Department of State offers a unique opportunity for international students between the ages of 15-18 to come study in the United States. Through this experience host families not only leave lasting impressions of the United States on their exchange students, they also gain invaluable insights into new cultures. For an unforgettable year of discovery with your family, consider hosting an international exchange student. To volunteer to host for the 2016-2017 academic year or to learn more, visit: hosting.state.gov.



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