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Nomination Deadline: October 14, 2016 | Download Nomination Form | Contact

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is delighted to invite you to nominate your program for the 2017 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. IIE created these awards to honor outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international exchange partnerships in practice today. There are four award categories for 2017.


Category 1: Internationalizing the Campus  
Advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities and creatively integrating international students into university life.

Category 2: Study Abroad
Providing innovative programs and services to make study abroad accessible to a broader student population. Special emphasis on specific efforts that led to a strong increase in study abroad participation.

Category 3: International Partnerships: New Models for Research Collaborations
Recognizing strategic, comprehensive and innovative international partnership efforts with emphasis on connecting globally through research opportunities. 

Category 4: Internationalizing Minority Serving Institutions  
Creating innovative programs and services, including study abroad, to make international opportunities accessible to MSI students. 

Note: With the exception of Category 1, please submit nominations which focus on particular programs or initiatives, rather than including all campus programs in one nomination. 

      •  Only IIENetwork member institutions are eligible to apply (Note: For partnership category, at least one of the
         partnering institutions must be an IIENetwork member). 

      •  Nominations will be reviewed by the internal and external Heiskell Award Selection Committees in October and
         November. Winners will be contacted in December 2016.

      •  Winning programs will be recognized at IIE’s Best Practices Conference in Miami, FL on March 14, 2017. All
         winning programs will be showcased on the IIENetwork website and in the IIENetworker magazine. Winners will
         be presented with an award certificate and a $1,000 prize (shared by winning institutions in the partnership


Deadline: October 14, 2016
      •  Download the application form and email it, along with a letter of support from your institution’s President or
         Chief Academic Officer, to HeiskellAwards@iie.org by October 14.
      •  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, it is recommended you download this free program before
         completing the form. 
      •  Each time content is added to the application, please use the Save As option to save your application.  

For more details on the Andrew Heiskell Awards, and to download the application, please visit: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/IIENetwork-Membership/Heiskell-Awards 

We look forward to receiving your nominations and to learning about the creative ways that you and your campuses are responding to the challenges of preparing the next generation to think and work on a global basis.

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Events & Deadlines
February 23-23, 2017 | Washington, DC | Register 

The Conference is the premier event focused on the recruitment and sponsorship of international students, and includes presentations from the leading authorities on international education. The Washington International Education Council is the only conference that gives you access to key embassy personnel and the latest trends in international student recruiting, admissions and campus life. Walk away with practical knowledge and tips that can immediately enhance your international recruitment program.
October 14, 2016 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm EDT | Details | Register

The Study in Europe Virtual Fair is an opportunity to meet European university and higher education representatives (virtually) and get valuable information and personal advice about Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. study programs in Europe, how to apply for study programs, funding opportunities, and much more. Students who have an interest in pursuing higher education opportunities in Europe can drop by the virtual booths of various colleges and universities, as well as national agencies, embassies, and the European Union. Registration is free of charge but required to attend.
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 U.S.-Taiwan International Education Administrators Program is a new two-week group seminar that is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Taiwan's higher education system, society and culture. Participants engage in briefings, campus visits, appointments with select government officials, cultural activities and meetings with international education professionals. The seminar is expected to take place in March 2017.
Deadline to apply for the U.S.-Taiwan IEA Program: November 1, 2016
Click here to access the online application. For more information about other IEA awards, visit the IEA website.  

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
IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad: October 23-25, 2016 | Washington, DC | Register
Faculty play a critical role in driving campus internationalization and, for many students, the decision to pursue study abroad begins in the classroom or lab. IIE is honored to work with AIEA, the Association of International Education Administrators, which will organize this pre-Summit workshop on Sunday, October 23. How can SIOs and faculty work together as productive partners in furthering internationalization efforts on campus? This workshop features highly interactive discussions on diverse aspects and topics including integrating study abroad into the curriculum; facilitating intercultural learning and assessment; and fostering effective two-way communication between faculty and administration. 



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