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On November 14, the Institute of International Education (IIE) together with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs released the latest news on international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad.

The Open Doors findings were the topic of a briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, with Assistant Secretary of State (R) Ann Stock and IIE President Allan Goodman, in conjunction with the worldwide observance of International Education Week.

In a special video address, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called international education a "growth industry" and commented on the importance of international education and exchange. "Study abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a young person's life. International students enrich classrooms and communities with their ideas, perspectives, and cultures. And when they return home, they bring new knowledge, new perspectives, and a deeper understanding of the world."

To watch Secretary Clinton’s video and a video of Assistant Secretary Stock’s remarks at the Open Doors briefing, please go to www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2011/Open-Doors-Press-Briefing-Washington-DC-2011.

Explore the Open Doors Website

Preorder a copy of Open Doors 2011 at: www.iiebooks.org/propdo201.html

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The U.S. Department of Education celebrated International Education Week with a workshop on "Internationalizing Your Campus - Leveraging Your Resources." The workshop featured presentations from University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Institute of International Education (IIE). The panelists discussed two innovative programs funded through U.S. Department of Education grants: The Foreign Language Instructional Center (FLIC) at University of Maryland Eastern Shore and IIE's International Academic Partnership Program. IIE also provided information on how to leverage other resources and programs to support international activities on the campus.

Moderated by The Hon. Leonard L. Haynes, III., Senior Director, Institutional Service at the Department of Education, the workshop kicked off with a video message from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In his statement, Secretary Duncan said that "we must work together to give all of our students an outstanding education, which includes learning about our global partners – their cultures, histories, languages, values, and viewpoints. We must focus on integrating international perspectives into our classrooms. It is through education and exchange that we become better collaborators, competitors, and compassionate neighbors in this global society."

Debra Saunders-White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, provided opening remarks; Andre Lewis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education for International and Foreign Language Education, provided closing remarks.

For more information and to watch Secretary Duncan's International Education Week video address, please go to: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2011/Intl-Ed-Week-2011-Dept-of-Ed

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Last week, the Institute of International Education (IIE) convened a high-level roundtable discussion on higher education in Libya. Moderated by IIE President and CEO, Allan Goodman, the roundtable featured leading individuals representing the Libyan and U.S. private sectors, U.S. and Libyan higher education institutions, and the U.S. government, including: Alina Romanowski, Senior Advisor, Middle East Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mohamed Bara, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tripoli University; Tamim Baiou, President, AlRakiza Training; Chuck Dittrich, Executive Director, U.S.-Libya Business Association; and Daniel Deming, Director of Intercultural Management Institute, School of International Services, American University.

Attendees of the event included leading administrators from U.S. universities and representatives from the U.S. Department of State and international organizations such as the World Bank.

The goals of the roundtable were to:

  • Assess the current landscape in Libya and the priorities of the U.S. Government, private sector, and Libyan government with regards to higher education reform and workforce training.
  • Outline and identify the needs of the Libyan higher education sector and strategies for engaging U.S. institutions in the capacity building and reform efforts.
  • Discuss the role of education in the reconstruction and development of Libya and how to engage the private sector in the process.

To learn more about this event and to watch short video interviews with Chuck Dittrich (U.S.-Libya Business Association) and Tamim Baiou (AlRakiza Training), go to: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2011/Libya-Roundtable-2011

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The Hollins Center for International Dialogue has just released a snapshot report of its recent conference, The Economies of the Arab Spring. Observers of the transformations in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and other countries in the Middle East have mostly focused on political processes, whereas economic issues have received less attention. Participants at this conference addressed critical economic issues in the context of wider discussions on the Arab Spring.

Held in Istanbul, Turkey, the conference brought together a group of Americans, Egyptians, Tunisians, Turks, and Syrians that included foreign policy and political economy experts, academics, journalists, activists, private-sector leaders, think-tank representatives, and former politicians and advisors. This report presents a snapshot of the dialogue and implications that policy-makers, practitioners, and private-sector individuals will find essential in understanding the ongoing transitions in Arab states.

To access the report, please visit: www.hollingscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Hollings-Center-Economies-of-Arab-Spring-Dialogue-2011.pdf

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The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology will sponsor alongside Google, Huawei, and Netapp six scholarships for TechWomen alumnae for the 11th Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing. TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Institute of International Education and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

"Bringing the power of global business, technology, and education together, TechWomen pairs women from the technology sector in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies. Using innovative technologies, cutting-edge content, and social networking tools, TechWomen fosters and develops the next generation of women leaders in the technology field by providing women and girls with the access and opportunity needed to pursue technical careers."

To read the full press release, please visit: www.marketwatch.com/story/six-techwomen-awarded-change-agent-scholarships-will-participate-in-grace-hopper-celebration-2011-11-10

To learn more about TechWomen, go to: www.iie.org/en/Programs/TechWomen

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In Fall 2011 issue of IIENetworker, which focuses on innovation in international education, Rolf Hoffmann of the German-American Fulbright Commission and Susan Carvalho of the University of Kentucky highlighted the Discover Germany – Discover USA Program in an article entitled, "Exploring Identity through Exchange: The Discover Germany – Discover USA Program." This program involves a bilateral exchange of students from underrepresented groups for fully funded, five-week terms of study in Germany and Kentucky. In the article, Hoffmann and Carvalho examine how the program enables students from underrepresented groups in both countries to reconsider their own concepts of identity through a global lens.

To read the full article, please visit: www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/IIEB0211/#/20

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California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a full-time director for its Global Studies and University Pathways program. The core work of this position is to develop new international programs and partnerships of CSUN through the CSUN Tseng College (ExL) and to strengthen and expand existing programs and partnerships. The director ensures that well-qualified international students and clients are attracted to both self-support and state-support programs offered by CSUN. This core work includes enhancing and expanding CSUN’s Intensive English Program and short-term customized programs, developing academic relationship with respected international universities. In addition to ensuring the steady growth of student enrollment to the program, the director will also ensure the academic excellence of the program that includes routine review of curricula design and delivery using the up-to-date online technology.

The director will develop and expand short-term English and American Culture program, develop English language lead-in preparation tracks for CSUN self-support masters degree programs on-site and online, take IEP "on the road" by partnering with overseas universities/high schools in teaching English locally as well as expanding the use of academic technologies with the goal of bringing these students to IEP and to CSUN degree programs later. The director will also refine and expand the "Semester at CSUN" program. The director is expected to help bring international enrollment to all other ExL programs and support ExL recruitment efforts for any program ExL may offer at an international site or online.

Qualifications

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a job-related field. At minimum, five years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience with at least two years in a managerial role. A master’s degree is preferred. Proven success in program development and management and in-depth knowledge in conducting business in the international arena are a must. A doctorate degree is an advantage. Experience and expertise in developing curricula and teaching English language programs are a plus.

How to Apply

Please complete the online application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process. Initial review begins November 15, 2011, and will continue until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit, www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/employment/

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Conferences

February 19-22, 2012
JW Marriott Hotel
Washington, DC
Deadline for Early-bird Rates: December 15, 2011

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is pleased to announce that online registration is now available for the 2012 AIEA Conference on February 19-22. Current 2011 AIEA members receive member pricing, saving over $100. Early bird rates are available through December 15.

Pre-conference workshops are held on February 19-20 and the conference begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, February 20, and ends at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, February 22. Full conference registration fee includes name badge, conference materials, all conference sessions, opening plenary, two evening receptions, one breakfast, two luncheons, admission to the exhibit hall, and coffee breaks. One-day registration fees are also available.

For more information or to register, please visit: http://aieaworld.org/events/2012-conf-registration.htm

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Partnerships

IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,100 member institutions with a commitment to internationalization. For more information about IIE's membership program, please visit: www.iie.org/iienetwork

ACT, Inc: www.act.org
Membership Contact: David Chadima, Assistant VP of Int'l Division, david.chadima@act.org

American University of Vietnam: www.auv.edu.vn
Membership Contact: Roy Nirschel, President, rnirschel@auv.edu.vn

Cihan University, Iraq: www.cihanuniversity.edu.iq
Membership Contact: Mohammad Sadik, Senior Advisor, mohammadsadik@cihanuniversity.edu.iq

Craven Community College: www.cravencc.edu
Membership Contact: Catherine Chew, President, chewc@cravencc.edu 

Georgia Gwinnett College: www.ggc.edu
Membership Contact: Mary Nicoara, Office of Internationalization, mnicoara@ggc.edu

Hood College: www.hood.edu
Membership Contact: Katherine Conway-Turner, Provost, conwayturner@hood.edu

JAMS Foundation: www.jamsfoundation.org
Membership Contact: David Brandon, Program Manager, DBrandon@JAMSADR.com

Medgar Evers College, CUNY: www.mec.cuny.edu
Deborah Stengle, Director of Study Abroad, dstengle@mec.cuny.edu

Northern Arizona University: www.nau.edu
Membership Contact: Harvey Charles, VP of Int'l Education, harvey.charles@nau.edu

Richmond, the American International University in London: www.richmond.ac.uk
Membership Contact: Mark Kopenski, Dean of Enrollment, mark.kopenski@richmond.ac.uk

Saint Xavier University, Illinois: www.sxu.edu
Membership Contact: Janet Brady, Office Manager, brady@sxu.edu

University of Houston-Clear Lake: www.uhcl.edu
Membership Contact: Sameer Pande, Executive Director of Int'l Initiatives, pande@uhcl.edu

University of Maine: www.maine.edu
Membership Contact: Martin Rogoff, Professor of Law, rogoff@usm.maine.edu 

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Deadline: February 15, 2012

Higher Education for Development (HED) anticipates making two (2) awards of up to $500,000 each for three-year higher education partnerships. The first award will be for a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Sidi Bouzid (ISET Sidi Bouzid). The second award will be for a partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Médenine (ISET Médenine) and the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Tataouine (ISET Tataouine). The two partnerships will focus on improving higher education and workforce development programs at these Tunisian institutions to produce a workforce with the relevant skills to support the country's development goals.

Online Information Session

HED is organizing an information session on December 6, 2011, with representatives from the three ISETs, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development to discuss this RFA. Applicants are asked to register for the information session no later than December 1, 2011, by sending an email with questions about this RFA to Curtis Hudson at chudson@hedprogram.org. Interested applicants also will have an opportunity to submit their questions during the information session. More information about the online information session, including the time, will be forthcoming.

For more information, please visit: www.hedprogram.org/?utm_source=HED+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bc60cd1a4f-Open_Call_Andean_Amazon9_15_2011&utm_medium=email

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Study Abroad

Application Deadline: January 31, 2012

DAAD is pleased to announce the fourth year of "internXchange," an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for 15 American journalism and communications students with strong German language skills from colleges or universities in the U.S. The Summer Internship Program in Berlin for American Students of Journalism or Communication will take place at the International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin from June 4-August 27, 2012.

The program consists of two complementary segments. For the first six weeks of the program, participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society, and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final five weeks consist of an intensive internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station, or PR firm in or near Berlin. Participants receive a monthly stipend, and will be provided with health and accident insurance by DAAD. Intercontinental travel will be at the participants' expense.

The application deadline is January 31, 2012. For details on eligibility and application requirements, please visit: www.daad.org/page/internxchange

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