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IIE is pleased to announce the publication of "Evaluating and Measuring the Impact of Citizen Diplomacy: Current Status and Future Directions."

As more Americans study abroad, become internationally mobile in their jobs, or engage in volunteering activities overseas, it is important to understand the impact of such activity on their home and host institutions, the wider communities, and public diplomacy activities at large. People-to-people contact is becoming one of the key elements of diplomacy, and citizen diplomats increasingly complement the traditional forms of political diplomacy.

This IIE paper provides an overview of the current landscape of evaluating citizen diplomacy programs, taking a look at the methodology and findings of evaluations of an array of such initiatives in the United States. The goal of the briefing paper is to take stock of what has been learned through these evaluations, and also to identify next steps and recommendations for future studies of citizen diplomacy programs.

The briefing paper includes an extensive review of 12 evaluations and studies of the following types of citizen diplomacy programs: high school exchanges, international volunteering, postsecondary exchange and study abroad, and professional and leadership exchange programs.

To download the report, please visit: www.iie.org/en/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/Evaluating-Measuring-Impact-of-Citizen-Diplomacy.

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Deadline: September 15, 2011

The Institute of International Education is currently preparing the 2012 edition of its annual directory, Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE's online search engine: www.fundingusstudy.org. With more than 500 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States.

Advertising Opportunities
We would like to thank all our past and current advertisers, which include two- and four-year colleges, universities (emphasizing undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or both), public and private institutions, and other organizations or services. Your support makes this publication possible.

This year's print publication will once again serve as a great advertising opportunity for you to publicize your institution's programs and to recruit degree-seeking international students. Advertising in this book will provide your organization with a unique chance to reach students in key markets such as China, South Korea, or India, in addition to students in Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere. Advertising rates begin at $850. Only one prime spot (the inside back cover) is still available. The final advertising deadlines for the 2012 edition of Funding for United States Study is September 15th.

For more information about advertising opportunities, please contact Jeff Bunkin, Director of Sales at our publishing partner (Naylor, LLC), at jbunkin@naylor.com or at +1 (352) 333-3342.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac of Higher Education 2011 is now available online. The Almanac issue is The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual compendium of college and university data. It gathers key data about the most important trends in higher education, including student demographics, institutional resources, and changes in the professoriate.

To read the Almanac of Higher Education issue, please visit: http://chronicle.com/section/Almanac-of-Higher-Education/536/

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Conferences

August 29th-September 1st, 2012
University of Cape Town, South Africa

The International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) will host the 16th annual IESA Conference on August 29th-September 1st, 2012, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The theme of the conference will be: Promoting higher education internationalization through international research collaborations, partnerships, and innovative teaching. The conference will feature sessions and workshops on a range of topics, including international partnerships, innovative teaching, trends in international student mobility, and examples of successful research collaborations.

For more information, please visit: www.ieasa2012.cmc-uct.co.za/.

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April 25-28, 2012 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The second edition of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) will be held on April 25-28, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference aims to promote an Inter-American exchange space for leaders of higher education institutions. The focus of this year’s conference will be on the internationalization of higher education as well as on quality management. The conference will serve as a key event for the continual development of academic collaboration in the hemisphere.

For more information, please visit: http://caie-caei.org/.

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Deadlines

EducationUSA 2011 Caucasus Fairs
Baku, Azerbaijan: October 9-10, 2011
Tbilisi, Georgia: October 11-13, 2011
Yerevan, Armenia: October 14-15, 2011

EducationUSA Fair in Moscow, Russia
November 12, 2011

EducationUSA Pavilion at Education Abroad Fair in Kyiv, Ukraine
November 17–19, 2011

Extended Registration Deadline: September 15, 2011

EducationUSA invites all accredited U.S. colleges and institutes to participate in the EducationUSA Fairs in the Caucasus, Moscow, and Kyiv. The programs at each fair will include:

  • Country briefings with EducationUSA Advisers
  • Meetings with U.S. Embassy Public Affairs and Consular staff (subject to scheduling availability)
  • U.S. higher education presentation at the EducationUSA Advising Centers
  • Other networking and cultural events

For more information on the EducationUSA Caucasus Fairs, please visit: www.educationusa.info/conferences/fairs/caucasus/

For more information on the EducationUSA Fair in Moscow, please visit: www.educationusa.info/conferences/fairs/moscow/

For more information on the EducationUSA Pavilion at Education Abroad Fair in Kyiv, please visit: www.educationusa.info/conferences/fairs/kyiv/

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April 20-21, 2012
Kyiv, Ukraine

Deadline for Abstracts and Session Proposals: October 15, 2011

The international conference, "Higher Education in Ukraine: Internationalization, Reform, Innovation," will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 20-21, 2012. The goal of the conference is to critically assess the past, present, and future of higher education in post-Soviet Ukraine within the context of international education trends, especially within the context of European and former Soviet and socialist states.

The key topics to be presented at the conference include:

  • University governance
  • Ukrainian universities in the context of international education
  • Developing frameworks of national qualification
  • Assessing quality in education
  • Creating educational policy

For more information, including the Call for Papers, please go to: www.educationconferenceua2012.org.ua/.

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Partnerships

Application deadline: October 1, 2011

If your institution is seeking to develop strategic institutional partnerships with higher education institutions in Brazil, please consider participating in IIE's 2011-2012 International Academic Partnerships Program (IAPP). Following successful programs focused on India and China, the 2012 IAPP Program will engage a group of 10 U.S. higher education institutions over the course of a year in strategic planning activities focused on implementing partnerships with higher education institutions in Brazil. The program also includes participation in a delegation to Brazil.

The International Academic Partnerships Program is a core initiative of IIE's Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education and seeks to increase the number of international partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and those in other countries. The IAPP program was launched in 2009 with support from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

SIX CORE IAPP SERVICES

  • Strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in Brazil.
  • Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with Brazil by one of the members of the IAPP Brazil Advisory Group and IIE staff in the U.S. and Brazil.
  • A study tour to Brazil that will include visits to select higher education institutions, the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA Centers, the Fulbright Commission, the Ministry of Higher Education, and other educational exchange organizations.
  • A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated Brazil strategy, and higher education in Brazil.
  • A list of potential partner institutions in Brazil based on strategic planning goals.
  • A suite of information resources on the higher education systems in Brazil, and IIE publications and policy research reports.

IAPP PROGRAM DETAILS

LENGTH OF PROGRAM
The IAPP India Program will begin in November 2011 and end in October 2012.

ELIGIBILITY
The IAPP Program is open to all accredited U.S. colleges and universities. IIE especially invites institutions that are relatively new to international activities or may have less installed capacity in international education. Participation is limited to 10 institutions.

PROGRAM FEE
IIE member institutions: $11,000 per institution
Non-members: $12,500 per institution

APPLICATION DEADLINE
The deadline for applications is October 1, 2011. Please complete the application form available online at www.iie.org/iapp.

CONTACT
Clare Banks
Program Officer, Center for International Partnerships
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Tel: +1 (212) 984-5481
Email: cbanks@iie.org
Web: www.iie.org/iapp

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Study Abroad

An article in Black Enterprise examined study abroad experiences for college students of color. According to the article, "Despite the hurdles preventing many African-American students from studying abroad, resources and a little perseverance make it a possibility."

Citing numbers from IIE’s 2010 Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange, only 4.2 percent of U.S. students who studied abroad in 2008/09 were African-American. According to Peggy Blumenthal, senior counselor at IIE, "The problem is that African-Americans, Latinos, students of color generally are underrepresented in study abroad compared to their participation in U.S. higher education." The article goes on to discuss opportunities to fund study abroad programs, including through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For the full article, please visit: www.blackenterprise.com/2011/08/10/studying-abroad/.

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