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IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program is accepting applications for eligible institutions for 2017 partnership programs with Colombia and Morocco. Over the course of the program, institutions participate in a number of training activities focused on implementing and sustaining partnerships with higher education institutions in the focus country, receive guidance from experts in higher education, and participate in a study tour to the focus country. Those who enroll by December 15 will be notified of their participation earlier and begin to receive resources and information about the program prior to the January 16 deadline. 


Eligibility: Accredited U.S. colleges and universities
Application Period: All applications are due by December 15, 2016
Program Period: January 2017-April 2017
Study Tour: March/April 2017; One week
Program Cost: IIE Members: $9,000, Non IIE Members: $10,000; price includes all in-country costs for one university representative during the delegation to Colombia

*Register for the Colombia Partnership Opportunities webinar to learn more about opportunities for greater academic collaboration between U.S. and Colombian institutions. 
Register | December 16, 2016 | 12:30 – 1:30pm EST


Eligibility: Accredited US colleges and universities
Application Period: Early enrollment applications are due by December 15, 2016, enrollment closes January 16, 2016
Program Period: January 2017-April 2017
Program Cost: IIE Members: $9,000, Non IIE Members: $10,000; price includes all in-country costs for one university representative during the delegation 

*IIE is committed to increasing diversity in our partnership programs. Special pricing may be available for select minority-serving institutions and community colleges. Please contact Shawn Patton for more information at spatton@iie.org.
IIE is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural cohort of fellows in The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program, designed to help avert Greece’s brain drain and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Greece and the United States and Canada. Beginning in January, twenty-one Greek- and Cypriot-born scholars, hailing from a cross-section of sixteen prominent United States and Canadian universities, will travel to Greece to conduct academic projects with their peers at Greek universities, working in areas that range from public health to chemical genomics research, and from English language curriculum to continuing education studies in urban food security. Twelve Greek universities were selected by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program to host the fellows for collaborative projects that meet specific needs at their institutions and in their communities, through proposals submitted by faculty members and administrators at the Greek universities. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation funded the program, which is managed by IIE in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.
Renowned tech industry leader and education philanthropist Craig Barrett (pictured at right) visited IIE’s Washington DC office to speak with IIE Vice Chairman Mark Angelson (left), IIE president and CEO Allan Goodman, and VP Joyce Hendricks about the role of the international education in developing talent to succeed in the global economy. Mr. Barrett learned about the value of international collaboration when he had a Fulbright Fellowship at the Technical University of Denmark in 1972, before joining the Intel Corporation for what would be a 35 year career, leading this important company through the rise of the information technology sector. Continuing his international involvement, he served as a member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of International Advisors and co-chaired the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Russia. He serves as president and chairman of BASIS Schools, Inc., a charter school system located in Arizona, Texas, and Washington, DC. 
Lifeline for Refugee Scholars – Science Magazine
An op-ed by IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman. 

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IIE’s recent publication, Preparing to Study in the USA: 15 Things Every International Student Should Know, is now available as an eBook in Mandarin Chinese. This comprehensive publication prepares students planning to attend a U.S. college or university to succeed in and fully embrace the U.S. education system by addressing the topics most critical to international student success—identified by U.S. international student advisors—including:

     •  Finding and applying to the right school
     •  Understanding the importance of critical thinking and the value of liberal education
     •  Taking full advantage of the broad range of available resources
     •  Becoming immersed in a wide variety of campus activities beyond academics

The English version is also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. Print copies are available through IIE’s website.
In the Fall 2016 issue of the IIENetworker magazine, Natalia Dyba, Keiko Ikeda, and Jon Rubin share steps and best practices for those looking to bring virtual exchange programs, here referred to as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) to their campuses. "For each topic, we suggest a target and outline immediate steps towards it, based on the successes and failures we have experienced at our institutions, thereby forming a tentative COIL developmental rubric," write the authors. 

Events & Deadlines
March 20-23, 2017 | Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Registration Deadline: December 19, 2016

EducationUSA invites accredited U.S. colleges and universities to the EducationUSA Exhibit to promote U.S. higher education at the 2017 Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The exhibit provides opportunities to showcase your institution, build and sustain partnerships in Asia-Pacific, and actively promote U.S. higher education offerings to Asia-Pacific audiences. The registration fee per U.S. institution is $1,650 USD and includes up to two staff members, use of your institution’s name, logo, and pictures at the exhibit, and space to display institutional program materials. Please note that the exhibit participation fee does not include the APAIE 2017 conference registration fee.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017 | Apply | More Information 

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) is financed by the government of Japan and administered by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development with assistance from the Institute of International Education (IIE) and International Education Blueprint (IEB) in Japan. JISP’s goal is supporting Japanese scholars during their doctoral studies in macroeconomics and helping them become applied macroeconomists at the IMF. The JISP scholarship grant covers two years of doctoral studies in macroeconomics at universities located outside Japan. JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study including full university tuition, medical insurance, selected travel expenses, annual book allowance, and a monthly stipend. Applications are open to Japanese citizens who are Ph.D. candidates studying at, or applying to a doctoral program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan, and who have the ability to obtain a Ph.D. by age 34.
Conference: August 22-23, 2017 | Auckland, New Zealand
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017 | Submit a Proposal | More Information

Education New Zealand is pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for NZIEC 2017 are now open. Presentations can relate to any aspect of the international education industry. NZIEC 2017 will explore the leadership that is required to foster this vibrant and successful industry to further heights in the years to come. Forging student experiences, developing cutting edge products and services, building international relationships, and delivering innovative education offshore are all topics to be explored at the 2017 conference, which takes the theme of Leadership in International Education.
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2017 | Register for the Informational Webinar Today at 2:30pm
Fulbright 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. Seminars include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites. Applications for IEA seminars in France and Germany are currently being accepted. These seminars will take place in October 2017:

U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program: This two-week seminar is open to senior-level university administrators (such as deans, directors, vice presidents, provosts, and presidents) with substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions.  

U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program: This two-week program is open to administrators involved in one of the following areas: international exchanges (student or faculty exchanges, foreign student admissions and advising, study abroad programs, and international education exchange services), career services, alumni affairs, development or fundraising. 

Grants include economy round-trip airfare, travel within the host country, lodging, and a lump sum supplement for incidentals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and we encourage you to review the complete eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and review criteria on our website

The application deadline for both seminars is February 1, 2017. Register for our webinar on December 14, 2016 2:30pm-3:30pm ET to learn more about the IEA seminars to France and Germany. Please do not hesitate to contact EuropeEurasia@iie.org with questions.

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
Wagaye Johannes, Project Director for IIE’s Generation Study Abroad (GSA) Initiative, shares insights into what is working and what we might need to do differently in order to reach the goal of doubling study abroad by the end of the decade. Setting a target, communicating the value of study abroad widely, collaborating within the GSA network, and expanding our definition of study abroad are all key to reaching this goal. Writes Johannes, "Higher education institutions need to redefine their definition of study abroad so that it encompasses a broad array of activities abroad that address the learning needs of different types of students and fields of study." 

Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Howlett for her appointment as President of the School for International Training (SIT), a longtime Generation Study Abroad commitment partner! Dr. Howlett holds a PhD in European Renaissance Philosophy and Literature from York University, UK, and a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University. As a Generation Study Abroad commitment partner, SIT Study Abroad provides scholarships for U.S. students with financial need.




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