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Proposals Due: October 28, 2016, 5:00pm EDT | Download Request for Proposals | Contact 
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The Institute of International Education, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ EducationUSA Advising Network, invites accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions (non-profit and for-profit), U.S. higher education associations, university systems, consortia, and qualified entities that meet provisions in IRS section 26 USC 501(c)(3) to submit proposals to be a Partner Organization for the fourth round of EducationUSA Leadership Institutes. Partner Organizations will develop and manage one of two EducationUSA Leadership Institutes for approximately 12 to 15 mid- to upper-level foreign college or university administrators, Ministry of Education or other government officials, or other qualified participants from select countries and world regions. The Institutes consist of intensive, short-term academic programs that provide participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. higher education, develop the tools necessary to build capacity within their own systems, and engage with the U.S. higher education sector in effective, sustained ways. 

Applicants are invited to submit proposals to host one of the following Institutes (each proposal must address only one of the following topics):

     •  EducationUSA Leadership Institute #1: Campus Internationalization: Structures that Support Student Mobility 
     •  EducationUSA Leadership Institute #2: U.S. Higher Education and Industry/Private Sector Linkages
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced a new partnership to expand the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in China at an event at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. on September 12. The collaboration between Airbnb and the Gilman Program supports the State Department’s goal of expanding opportunities for students of limited financial means to study abroad. The State Department is working through public-private partnerships like this one to provide more opportunities for American students to study abroad. The Gilman Program, implemented by IIE, provides need-based scholarships to U.S. undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in study or internships abroad. Gilman Scholars receive scholarships of up to $5,000 and students studying critical languages, including Chinese, are eligible for an additional $3,000. Airbnb is committing $80,000 per year for Gilman Scholarships to China, which begin this academic year.

Adobe, LinkedIn and Google are among more than 30 leading tech companies in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley that are hosting emerging women tech leaders from 19 countries for an intensive program of mentoring and professional networking this month. Out of more than 2,300 applicants, 90 extraordinary women—the top 4%—from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East have been selected to come to the United States to participate in TechWomen, a five-week program that empowers women for leadership in their fields and their societies. TechWomen, launched in 2011 by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in San Francisco.

In addition to working one-on-one on professional projects with their mentors, the TechWomen Emerging Leaders will attend workshops hosted by program partners to develop projects that address social and environmental issues in their communities. The U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan said, "The State Department is committed to investing in women across the globe through programs like TechWomen because we know that no country can get ahead if it leaves half of its people behind."
Reflections on the Rise of Educational NationalismSocial Science Research Council 
IIE’s President and CEO Allan Goodman calls attention to a central tension in contemporary higher education where universities seek more international students, yet there is a recent rise in a kind of "educational nationalism," that places limits on the flows of people and ideas, and on the forging of partnerships. 

Faced with a flood of refugees, Norway has tested a new fast-track procedure to evaluate the qualifications of those who arrive in the country without proper documentation of their academic degrees or professional certificates. 

UK universities are still in disbelief after June’s Brexit vote, with many academic communities and their cities fervent supporters to 'Remain' as part of the European Union. A key question raised is whether the British exit from the EU will also lead to a ‘brain exit’ from the UK.
The New York Times

This book brings together distinguished scholars, community college practitioners, and emerging leaders to expand upon existing theories, provide reflection on practice, and demonstrate the dynamic nature of community college internationalization. There is a special challenge for United States community colleges to move from selected international programs that impact a few students to sustainable change that influences the entire college community. The research, case studies, and experiences of the authors in this book are critical in the quest to encourage an academic shift for long-term change that promotes international literacy as an integral component of the community college.
Events & Deadlines
Deadline: October 20, 2016 | Learn More and Apply | Contact 

Freeman-ASIA scholarships provide funding to undergraduate U.S. citizens and permanent residents with demonstrated financial need to support them as they study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade. The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems, and cultures.
Deadline: November 1, 2016 | Learn More | Apply | Contact 

Each year, the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton University for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the humanities and social sciences employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise, but who are still early in their careers. For 2017-18, the program theme is "The Culture and Politics of Resentment," and the next round of fellows will explore the full range of phenomena involved in this topic, the conditions that produce such sentiments, and the projects they advance.
Canada Application Deadline: October 1, 2016 | Australia Application Deadline: January 6, 2017 | Apply
Elementary and Secondary teachers are invited to apply for a one-year direct exchange with educators in several Australian states and Canadian provinces. Applications are now available for Canada 2017-18 and Australia 2018 (with the exchange running on the Australian school year, which is the calendar year). Educators from both public and private schools are eligible. While these programs are facilitated by the Colorado International Teachers’ Exchange League and the Colorado Education Association, they are open to teachers from anywhere in the U.S. This is an excellent opportunity for professional development, as it offers new approaches to current issues in the classroom and educational community. Applicants should be U.S. citizens with at least 4 ½ years of teaching experience, and obtain district or principal approval.
Application Deadline: October 17, 2016 | Contact

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program offers U.S. higher education institutions the opportunity to host a non-U.S. scholar. Your institution is invited to learn how S-I-R can help advance its international presence, assist in faculty and curriculum development, and diversify the educational experiences of its students, scholars and surrounding community. For the 2017-18 academic year, the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program is offering additional grant opportunities for all U.S. colleges and universities to apply to host scholars or professionals in Cultural Heritage Protection and Preservation from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya or Iraq.   

Do you have questions about the S-I-R application? Register for the Final Call for Questions webinar on September 16 for information on the S-I-R program and application. 
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 is honored to work with AIEA, the Association of International Education Administrators, which will organize this pre-Summit workshop on Sunday, October 23. 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. How can SIOs and faculty work together as productive partners in furthering internationalization efforts on campus? Join a discussion on strategies, lessons learned, and resources which foster SIO and faculty cooperation as key actors in advancing campus internationalization through study abroad. 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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