IIE is pleased to announce that the Fall 2012 issue of IIENetworker magazine is now available. This issue of IIENetworker examines a wide range of innovative international enrollment management strategies that colleges, universities, and other organizations have devised and implemented to help recruit, admit, and retain international students. In particular, this issue highlights successful international enrollment management models, dealing with large-growth markets, scientific mobility in Brazil, and other issues.
Jenny Rickard and Susan Buck Sutton, Bryn Mawr College
Fanta Aw and Evelyn Levinson, American University
Peter Briggs and Patricia W. Croom, Michigan State University
Karen K. Edwards, Grinnell College
Mandy Hansen, Northern Arizona University
James Kennedy, University of Warwick
Edward Monks, Institute of International Education
Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2012
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange activity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), brings accomplished young and mid-level professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree academic study at a designated U.S. university and professional development activities.
IIE is currently inviting proposals from universities interested in conducting an intensive English training program for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows. Fellows with low levels of English proficiency are required to attend this 20-25 week intensive English training program (referred to as Long-Term English) prior to the start of the program year in August. The proposal deadline is November 1, 2012. Proposals will undergo competitive review, including external peer evaluation.
Universities selected will be eligible to receive a group of Fellows starting in the spring of 2013, renewable over the following four academic years.
The U.S. Department of State announces scholarships for American high school students to study abroad:
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to U. S. high-school aged students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Applications for summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 programs are due
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program
offers scholarships to American high school students to spend the 2013-14 academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali (semester), Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This post 9/11 program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations. The application deadline is January 16, 2013
. Visit the YES Program’s website
for more information.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Secondary school students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Young professionals (undergraduates) and high school graduates of vocational studies ages 18-24 study and participate in practical training. Scholarships are now available for academic year 2013-14; application deadlines vary by U.S. region and range from September 2012 to January 2013. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at USAGermanyScholarship.org
The American Youth Leadership Program
offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary, so please check the American Youth Leadership Program
website for more information.
Thank you to Shingo Ashizawa from Meiji University for sharing the announcement below:
On September 24, MEXT (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
Technology in Japan) made an announcement of new funding recipients for Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development (Global 30 Plus). While Global 30 is mainly focusing on inbound student mobility, the new grant (Global 30 Plus) aims to encourage Japanese students to study overseas.
More than 160 universities applied for this grant. Each applicant was required to submit a proposal which includes 5-year plan for 1) the number of students who reach a target in language proficiency, 2) the number of students who receive academic credits through study abroad, and 3) the target number of students who reach criteria of Global HR (self-defined).
There are two categories in G30 Plus application. Type A is comprehensive university-wide project and Type B is designed for specific departmental project. As a result, 11 institutions were selected as Type A. As for Type B institutions, 31 universities were chosen. Each Type A institution will receive 140 to 260 mil JPY [US$ 1.4 million to $2.5 million] a year depending on size of school population. Type B institution will receive 120 mil JPY [$1.2 million] a year. Funding will last five years. The list of selected institutions appears below. For more detail, please visit the following website (in Japanese): www.jsps.go.jp/j-gjinzai/kekka.html
Here is a list of grantees.
Type A Universities
Akita International University
International Christchan University
Kwansei Gakuin University
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Type B Universities
Tokyo Medicam and Dental University
Tokyo Insititute of Technology
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
The University of Kitakyushu
Kanda University of International Studies
Shibaura Institute of Technology
Showa Women's University
Showa Women's University
Kyoto Sangyo University
IIE will host a delegation of German higher education leaders for a five-day study tour in Washington, DC on behalf of the German-American Fulbright Commission. The program will focus on continuing and adult education and will consist of workshops and site visits to public and private universities in the DC area.
The goal of the study visit is to introduce administrators from German universities to how continuing education in the United States is often an integral part of a university’s mission and development strategy. The program will focus on how higher education institutions are meeting the demands of educational and professional training requirements to sharpen their institutional profiles. The German delegates will explore the role and function of continuing academic education at select U.S. universities.
During the week, the German delegation will visit a range of institutions and meet with officials from the Northern Virginia Community College, University of Maryland College Park, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and University of Maryland College Park. The delegation will also meet with representatives of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, Virginia Tech Continuing & Professional Education, U.S. Department of Education, Government of the District of Columbia, and Jobs for the Future.
Education Above All has just released a new handbook: Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict. This handbook shows the breadth and depth of the extent to which situations of insecurity and armed conflict affect education. It examines three different regimes of international law: international human rights law (IHRL); international humanitarian law (IHL); and international criminal law (ICL) in relation to education. The handbook illustrates how these three regimes of international law might be used to provide better protection from education-related violation.
Deadline: October 1, 2012
The Institute of International Education and the Forum on Education Abroad are collaborating again this year to gather top-line data on study abroad enrollments for the 2011/12 academic year in anticipation of International Education Week. This early snapshot data will be followed by the regular, detailed Open Doors Study Abroad Survey data collection early next year. We hope that you will be able to give us some quick feedback (via the online survey form) on study abroad enrollments at your institution during the past academic year. We realize that it is still early, and students returning from study abroad last spring or summer may not have transferred their credits yet. Therefore, we ask you to provide your best early estimates, even if the numbers for your institution are not yet final.
All institutional responses will be kept confidential and only aggregate numbers will be reported. Please respond as soon as possible. Unless we receive your response by Monday, October 1, 2012, we will not be able to include it in the results reported during International Education Week. If your institution is a member of both IIENetwork and the Forum, you may receive multiple requests for data sent to different contacts. Please ensure that only one reply is submitted per campus. Comments or questions about the survey may be directed to: email@example.com
Thank you very much for participating in this short survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, once you have gathered the relevant data.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
U.S. universities, colleges, and public libraries are encouraged to apply for U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support. Through this initiative, administered by IIE, USIP will enable American institutions and public libraries to hold events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution.
The support may be used for a variety of activities or events, including educational or training workshops, lectures, speaker programs, library forums, and web-based forums.
USIP is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. By supporting events across the country that cover a wide range of peace and conflict mitigation topics, USIP aims to contribute in a significant way to the national conversation on addressing and preventing international conflict.
Over the next year, this initiative will provide $2000 each to 250 U.S. institutions and public libraries. The activity or event must address issues of international conflict and its resolution and be held during the Spring 2013 academic semester. The application deadline is November 1, 2012 and recipients will be announced in December 2012. All accredited U.S. colleges and universities, as well as public libraries are eligible to apply.
Deadline: October 19, 2012
The Institute of International Education invites you to nominate your program for the 2013 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. IIE created these awards to honor outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnerships in practice today. There are four award categories for 2013.
If you have any questions about nominating for the Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, please send an email to HeiskellAwards@iie.org
Deadline: October 15, 2012
The Fulbright German Studies Seminar
gives participants a firsthand look into how Germany’s political, economic and cultural systems deal with contemporary issues. For U.S. scholars, the engagement in substantive dialogue with political, academic, scientific, journalistic and cultural leaders in Germany can strengthen research and teaching. The German Studies Seminar is a group program that explores themes of transnational relevance from a German perspective and within the broader context of the European Union. The seminar will take place from June 10-19, 2013.
The deadline to apply is: October 15, 2012. Instructions for completing the German Studies Seminar application are available on our website
Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Anna Valiante, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
with any questions about the Fulbright German Studies Seminar.
Deadline: November 1, 2012
The Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars
are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in one of six countries: India, Japan, Korea, Germany, France, or the U.K. Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture and society of the host country and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. Participants return to their home institutions empowered with first-hand knowledge, new professional connections and an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation and support international students.
The next IEA deadline, for the seminars in Japan and Korea, is on November 1. More information about each program can be found at www.cies.org/IEA
New Application Deadline: November 16, 2012
Renewal Application Deadline: November 9, 2012
The Schlumberger Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Faculty for the Future Fellowships Program. The Faculty for the Future Fellowships Program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences*, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad*. Grants are based on actual costs up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors.
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
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