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IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program seeks to increase the number of international partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and those abroad. Each year, IIE chooses a select number of countries for its strategic partnership programming. In the past, these countries have included Brazil, Cuba, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Iran. This year, we’d like to hear from you. Which countries would you like to see IIE create a partnership program for in 2016-17? We want your feedback about IIE’s partnership programs to learn where your institution is looking to develop stronger international partnerships. Maybe your choice will become the next IAPP destination. Tell us now.
Deadline: August 31, 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 31.

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.

Agnes Igoye, an alum of IIE’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, is building a law-enforcement system to protect Uganda’s girls, and teaching women to take active roles in counter-trafficking efforts.
The New York Times
This summer as part of IIE’s Cuba International Academic Partnership Program, four American university students traveled to Cuba as part of a faculty-led group project. The experience was informative academically, programmatically, and personally. Student Maria Beltran reflects on her week in the country, adding: "My call to action would be to encourage anyone who wishes to learn more about Cuba to take the time to travel to the country to be a witness to their way of life, culture and experience; only then will you be able to really begin to understand Cuba."

AACRAO’s comprehensive guide is a valuable resource for all higher education professionals looking to incorporate internationalization into their student services. Thirty-seven chapters cover a multitude of topics, including recruiting and promoting the success of international students, working with agents, establishing dual and joint degree programs, fighting fraud, and hosting pre-arrival events in home countries. Also included are seven chapters on best practices for external and in-house international transfer credit evaluations, along with four case studies and six country studies. These case studies allow for a closer look at situations experienced by others working in international education, while the country studies will provide an understanding of how other countries' education systems have changed and compare to those of U.S institutions.
Events & Deadlines
Deadline: September 15, 2016 | Apply and Lean More | Contact
Schwarzman Scholars, a fully-funded year in China for the world’s most promising young leaders, is accepting applications. Based on a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience includes practical training, mentorship, and travel seminars around China, preparing leaders for a world where China plays a key role. This year, this unparalleled opportunity will be extended to up to 125 students who will begin the program in August 2017. The program is open to students and young professionals up to age 28 years old of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree.
August 10-13, 2016 | Learn More

IIE is proud to sponsor Mobility International’s 2016 Gender, Disability and Development Institute. This event brings together senior-level development professionals with disabled women leaders from developing countries to engage in dialogue about strategies for including women with disabilities in development projects throughout the world. With workshops, break-out sessions, and networking activities, participants have the chance to engage with 20 disabled women leaders who represent disabled people's organizations (DPOs), NGOs, or government agencies in their countries, all with a passion for reaching underserved populations.
Deadlines: August 14 & October 16, 2016 | Apply | Learn More

Partners of the Americas' 100,000 Strong in the Americas Fund is an excellent resource for campuses seeking to expand study abroad initiatives. The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA launched the Fund to mobilize resources and distribute challenge grants to colleges and universities to exponentially grow study abroad. There are two current competitions open for higher education institutions. Promoting Study Abroad in Environmental Sciences with an Emphasis on Water (for applicants in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and the United States) and Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology and Geophysics (for applicants in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Mexico, and the United States).

Fulbright’s International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two-week grant duration.  Grantees return with an enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students. The following IEA awards are currently open:

     •  Community College Administrators Seminar in Russia - Deadline: October 17, 2016
     •  Japan - Deadline: November 1, 2016
     •  Korea - Deadline: November 1, 2016
     •  Taiwan - Deadline: November 1, 2016
     •  France - Deadline: February 1, 2017
     •  Germany - Deadline: February 1, 2017
For more information, visit the IEA website. To receive more information and program updates, sign up for My Fulbright.   

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 theme "Explore. Exchange. Experiment." 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. More than 600 participants from across the United States and from around the world are expected to attend the Summit.
Connecting with the World is a course created by IIE that trains Ministry officials and higher education administrators in Myanmar on how to develop and run a successful international office. A key component of this course is the virtual mentorship component in which IIE matches current experts in the field of international education with the participating Myanmar university representatives. Mentors will be responsible for grading and providing feedback on participant assignments, and being available for coaching and mentoring throughout the course, which will run from October 2016- May 2017. IIE is looking for dedicated international education professionals to commit to mentoring up to two Connecting with the World participants. If you are interested and available to guide Myanmar university officials through this dynamic and engaging 2016-2017 course, please fill out the application here.



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