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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. We invite you to attend the 2016 Summit to hear about institutions and organizations who have made great strides towards their commitments, those who have forged new partnerships, and from others who have pioneered entrepreneurial efforts to expand and diversity study abroad.  

The IIE Summit will feature over 29 sessions, 8 Summit Talks, 5 Learning Labs, 3 Plenary Debates, a design thinking challenge, roundtable dialogues, and an action-oriented discussion on how to ensure international experience is a key part of 21st century education. Engage with sessions such as "Asia: The Next Education Superpower? The Importance of Expanding Mobility to Asia," Think Tanks like "Breaking Barriers through Strategic Use of Funds," and Talks on diverse topics including "High School-Community College Linkages to Promote Study Abroad," and much more! A full list of session titles is now available on the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad website.
Help bring U.S. and international students on your campus together through open conversations and dialogue around the 2016 presidential election. Organized by the 92nd Street Y, Mic and PRI and in partnership with IIE, the UnConvention is a global conversation taking place across broadcast and social media, via live events, and through community meet-ups. Interested in bringing the conversation to your campus? Let IIE know by signing up for more information! IIE Network Members who participate could win a free pass to IIE’s Annual Best Practices International Education Conference. 
The New York Times
Higher education in the United States has a long tradition of providing support to and sanctuary for the world’s students. However, the nature and enormity of human displacement in our era is such that America’s universities and colleges are facing a new and unique challenge. In a recent online publication from IIE and University of California Davis, eight authors explore the ways in which American colleges and universities have embraced these shared principles and have committed to making displaced and refugee students part of their campus communities. These students bring with them a host of experiences that demonstrate human resilience, while adding to campus diversity in substantial and meaningful ways.

Ethiopia Tilahun, Country Director of IIE’s Addis Ababa office, reflects on the graduation ceremony where 100 girls graduated from high school and from IIE’s Higher Education Readiness program in Ethiopia. Testimonies from the girls themselves are a strong indication of just how powerful this program was not just on the students, but on their families as well. Ethiopia said, "On their graduation day, we wanted to celebrate the accomplishments of the HER girls and provide a forum for other organizations to see the program’s impact on beneficiaries [...] Representatives from government offices, international and local NGOs, UN agencies and others attended the graduation ceremony and left with excitement—some even thinking about how to join hands with us in this precious work of changing lives for the better."

Events & Deadlines
Deadline: September 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm Cairo time | Apply | Contact

The U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund was established under an agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to strengthen scientific and technological capabilities between both countries. Teams of U.S. and Egyptian researchers may jointly apply for funds to support collaboration on scientific and technical endeavors of mutual interest to promote economic development. Research topics include: Climate change and sustainable crop/livestock production; Emerging livestock diseases; Food processing and safety; New trends in renewable energy; Advances in desalination technology; Improved efficiency for current water/agricultural practices.
Deadlines: Online Entry: November 4; Online Application & Supporting Documents: November 11

The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan is now recruiting its fourth batch of students for a recently launched master’s and Ph.D. program called "GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)". G-cube is 5-year program that aims to create leaders who have a broad perspective with a strong basis in history and liberal arts. The field of study is interdisciplinary (public policy, economics, political science, political history, development studies, etc.), and instruction is in English. Applications are open to fresh graduates and those holding master’s degrees, and who aim to work/are working in international organizations, in the government, or are mid-career professionals in the private sector.
Deadline to apply for the Community College Administrators Seminar: October 17, 2016 | Apply

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. 

The Community College Administrators Seminar in Russia focuses on the role of community colleges in higher education and the local community. In the two-week long award, participants exchange knowledge and best practices with Russian administrators in postsecondary education and lay the groundwork for institutional relationships and collaborations. Click here to watch an alumna share what she learned from the Fulbright seminar to Russia. 

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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