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The NAFSA conference in Houston is approaching, and once again the Institute of International Education (IIE) will have a booth (#315), host various information sessions, and present in sessions and workshops on study abroad, international student mobility, U.S. higher education, and other major topics.

To learn more about IIE or ask questions about your membership or our publications and websites, please come visit us at Booth #315. We look forward to meeting you in person. Here are some highlights that might be of particular interest:

  • Meet with IIE authors and get a signed copy of a recent IIE publication
  • Pick up the new issue of the IIENetworker magazine on Engaging Faculty in Internationalization
  • Pick up a copy of our new White Paper: Expanding U.S. Study Abroad to Brazil: A Guide for Institutions
  • Check out our new IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators
  • Receive a special 15 percent NAFSA conference discount on IIE publications
  • Browse through brochures about IIE's many educational exchange programs
  • Meet with IIE staff and learn about how you can participate in the many programs we administer
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We invite you to visit the IIE booth at the NASFA conference to meet with staff from IIE’s offices in New York and DC offices, as well as from our U.S. regional and international offices.

IIE-administered programs that will be represented include:

  • IIENetwork Membership and Publications
  • IIE's Center for International Partnerships
  • Boren Scholarships & Fellowships
  • Gilman International Scholarship Program
  • IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research
  • Foreign Fulbright Program
  • U.S. Fulbright Program
  • CIES/Fulbright Scholar Program
  • Scholarships and Training Programs
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships Program
  • REACs and EducationUSA Advisers
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Please visit the IIE booth (#315) to meet IIE staff who manage the Brazil Science Without Borders Undergraduate Program. IIE program staff will be available at most times from Tuesday-Friday and are happy to discuss the program with you. Please ask for Ed Monks or Nikesha Walters.

About the Program
The Brazilian government's new Science Without Borders Program will provide scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for one year of study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships will be given primarily to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees. This program, administered by IIE, is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students from Brazil to study abroad at the world’s best universities.

For more information about the program, please visit: www.iie.org/en/Programs/Brazil-Science-Without-Borders.

For more information on becoming a host institution, please visit:
www.iie.org/Programs/Brazil-Science-Without-Borders/Host-Institution.
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IIE and EducationUSA will deliver a range of timely and informative panels and workshops at the 2012 NAFSA conference. What follows are highlights from the schedule of IIE presentations.

Sunday, May 27

1-5pm
Workshop: A Primer on U.S. Higher Education                        
Linda Tobash, Director, Placement Service Division

Tuesday, May 29

2:30-3:45pm 
Global Changes and Challenges: Is the United States Doing Enough to Stay Competitive as a Study Destination?
Linda Tobash, Director, Placement Service Division

Wednesday, May 30

8:45-9:45am
Recruiting and Retaining Government-Sponsored Students from Abroad 
Kristen Cammarata, EducationUSA MENA

10:15-11:15am
The Fulbright Program Moves Forward in Challenging Times
Mary Kirk, Senior Counselor, Academic Exchanges (joined by Executive Directors of the Fulbright Commissions)

10:15-11:15am
Take the Next Step with Social Media: Market, Manage, and Track Your Community
Marty Bennett, Outreach Coordinator, Global EducationUSA Services

10:15-11:15am
Panel: Promoting International Mobility in Doctoral Education: National and Regional Trends and Policies
Daniel Obst, Deputy Vice President, International Partnerships (Chair)

1:15-2:15pm
An Introduction to Recruitment and Mobility Trends: The EducationUSA REAC Perspective
Kristen Cammarata, EducationUSA MENA
Rosie Edmond, EducationUSA Northeast Asia & the Pacific

Thursday, May 31

9am-1:15pm
IIE Information Session: Gilman, Fulbright, Boren, Global E3, and Whitaker Programs
Offsite at: University of Houston–Downtown, White Oak Room, Academic Building, 3rd Floor, 1 Main St, Houston (approximately 1 mile from the Convention Center)

9:00-9:30am      Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
9:30-10:30am    Gilman International Scholarship Program
10:45-11:45am  Boren Scholarships & Fellowships
12:00-12:30pm  Global E3 & Whitaker International Fellows & Scholars Program
12:30-1:15pm    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

2-3:30pm
Poster Session: Funding Opportunities for Education Abroad
Chris Powers, Director, Education Abroad Programs
Sarah Gleisner, Outreach Manager, Education Abroad Programs

Poster Session: Resources That Fund and Support Internationalization
Luke Epplin, Publications Manager

Poster Session: Enrolling More Sponsored Students at Your Institution Fair--IIE: Academic Matchmakers Table
Jordanna Enrich, University Placement Services
Christine Giancatarino, University Placement Services
Michele Pickard, University Placement Services

Friday, June 1

9-10am
Panel: Close Encounters: U.S. Officials Discuss Visa Interviews and Inspections
Jenny Wilson, Assistant Director, Foreign Fulbright Program Division

9-10am
Panel: U.S.-Indonesia Academic Partnerships: Strategies and Lessons Learned
Diana Jahja, Director, IIEF Indonesia
Clare Banks, Senior Program Manager, International Partnerships

10:30-11:45am
Panel: Keeping Fresh Talent: Australia, Canada, and the United States
Rajika Bhandari, Deputy Vice President, Research and Evaluation

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IIE invites you to meet with the distinguished authors of recent IIE publications at the NAFSA conference. Authors will be available to sign copies of their work and discuss their research and areas of expertise.

Visit the IIE booth (#315) at the designated days/times:

Wednesday, May 29th

2-3pm
Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages 
Susan Buck Sutton, Senior Advisor for Internationalization, Bryn Mawr College
Daniel Obst, Deputy Vice President, International Partnerships, Institute of International Education

Developing Strategic International Partnerships, the sixth book in the Global Education Research Reports series, compiles a panorama of mutually beneficial partnership programs from across the globe, and features recommendations, models, and strategies for initiating, managing, and sustaining a range of international linkages. Susan Buck Sutton and Daniel Obst, the editors of the book, will be at the IIE booth to discuss the book.

Thursday, May 30th

11am-12pm
Higher Education Classification in the Middle East and North Africa
Rajika Bhandari, Vice President, Research and Evaluation, IIE

Rajika Bhandari will be available to discuss the numerous publications that she has produced at IIE. These include Higher Education Classification in the Middle East and North Africa, a white paper on the first-ever study to establish a classification system in the MENA region; and International Students and Global Mobility in Higher Education, a book published by Palgrave Macmillan that examines current trends in global student mobility patterns in several key host and destination countries. Bhandari will also discuss her recently launched Center for Academic Mobility Research and how it relates to your institution.

1-2pm
Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange and Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education
Patricia Chow, Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation, IIE
Raisa Belyavina, Senior Research Officer, IIE

Open Doors, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, provides a comprehensive statistical analysis of academic mobility between the United States and the nations of the world. Patricia Chow will be at the IIE Booth to discuss the publication, mobility in general, and how your institution can become involved in Open Doors. In addition, Raisa Belyavina will be on-hand to discuss Project Atlas, a collaborative research and data-sharing initiative focused on collecting and disseminating accurate data on student mobility, and its most recent book: Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education.

2-3pm
Learning by Doing: Expanding International Internships/Work Abroad Opportunities for U.S. Engineering Students
Sabeen Altaf, Program Officer, Science and Technology Programs, Institute of International Education

Learning by Doing, a forthcoming IIE briefing paper, serves as a comprehensive follow-up to the workshop held at IIE in Washington, DC, in April on internship and work abroad programs in the STEM fields, specifically creating, maintaining, funding, and assessing these programs. Sabeen Altaf will be at the IIE booth to distribute copies of the briefing paper and discuss international internships and work abroad programs in general.

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Visit IIE's booth to browse the many new books and policy reports published by IIE in the past year, and benefit from a special 15 percent NAFSA conference discount on all books purchased at the IIE booth.

Titles available at the IIE booth include:

  • Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages
  • Open Doors 2011: Report on International Educational Exchange
  • Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education: National Policies and Strategies from Six World Regions
  • Who Goes Where and Why?: An Overview and Analysis of Global Educational Mobility
  • Joint and Double Degree Programs: An Emerging Model for Transatlantic Exchange
  • U.S.-China Educational Exchange: Perspectives on a Growing Partnership
  • International India: A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the U.S.
  • Innovation through Education: Building the Knowledge Economy in the Middle East
  • Funding for United States Study 2012: A Guide for International Students and Professionals
  • Intensive English USA
  • IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators 2012
  • IIEPassport Study Abroad Directory 2012

If you wish to purchase any of these books online, please visit www.iiebooks.org.

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At this year's conference, you'll have the opportunity to meet and/or renew relationships with EducationUSA Advisers, Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs) from around the world, and DC-based IIE Global EducationUSA Services team members and Department of State officers. When talking to EducationUSA representatives, be sure to:

  • Sign-up for login access to the EducationUSA website
  • Listen to presentations on regional and country-level issues
  • Collect the latest materials for U.S. higher education institutions including several new college fair opportunities
  • Attend conference and poster sessions on higher education services, national scholarship programs, expanding U.S. study abroad programs through advising centers, and more
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IIE will be offering information sessions in Houston on Thursday, May 31st. Individuals who live in the area or who will be in Houston for the NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference and Expo are welcome to attend one, two, three, or all four sessions.

Schedule: May 31, 2012
9:00-9:30am Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
9:30-10:30am Gilman International Scholarship Program
10:45-11:45am Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
12:00-12:30pm Global E3 and Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
12:30-1:15pm Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Location
University of Houston-Downtown
White Oak Room, Academic Building, 3rd Floor
One Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Approximately 1 mile from the Convention Center
View directions: http://g.co/maps/5p2bz

Registration
Please send your RSVP to boren@iie.org. Include your name, institution, and which sessions you plan to attend. Workshops are free and you do not have to be registered for the NAFSA conference to attend.

Additional Program Information
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: www.iie.org/Programs/Fulbright-US-Scholar-Program
Gilman International Scholarship Program: www.iie.org/gilman
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: www.borenawards.org
Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program: www.iie.org/en/Programs/GlobalE3
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program: www.whitaker.org
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: http://us.fulbrightonline.org
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