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The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce a new Brazil English Teachers Program, which will bring 1,080 teachers per year to the United States for at least three years for intensive English language and teacher training. 

The inaugural group of 540 high school English teachers from Brazil arrived in the United States this month to begin a six week professional development program, and the second group of teachers from Brazil is scheduled to arrive in the United States in July 2013.

The program is a collaboration among IIE and Brazilian sponsor CAPES, a foundation within the Ministry of Education in Brazil whose purpose is to improve the quality of Brazil’s faculty and staff in higher education through grant programs, the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, and the U.S. Embassy in Brazil. Working with the Fulbright Commission in Brazil, CAPES selected the first group of 540 teachers, hailing from all states in Brazil, from among 1,500 applicants. IIE designed the professional development program and invited more than 100 Intensive English Language programs across the United States to submit a competitive proposal to become a host institution. The first group of teachers will study at IEPs at 18 U.S. colleges universities in 15 states.  

Read the full press release and see a full list of institutions here.
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According to a report by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, U.S. accrediting organizations were active in countries around the world in 2010-2011, accrediting 857 non-U.S. operations and 720 U.S. programs or operations.

The report, The Condition of Accreditation: U.S. Accreditation in 2011, provides "quantitative information about the numbers of accredited institutions and programs in the U.S., student enrollment, operating characteristics of accrediting organizations, international accreditation activity and recognition of accrediting organizations." 

Download the report here
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From February 24 – March 1, 2013, IIE will lead a delegation of U.S. college and university representatives to Myanmar to learn about the Myanmar higher education system and explore potential partnership opportunities. The delegation will include site visits to universities, organizations, and government entities in Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyidaw. The delegation is comprised of representatives from the ten U.S. institutions selected to participate in IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) focusing on Myanmar, which is part of IIE’s Myanmar Higher Education Initiative

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for the delegation. To learn more, please contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org or at +1 (212) 984-5481.
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Internationalization in Action is a new online series from the American Council on Education, featuring institutional strategies and good practices in key areas of internationalization. Topics will rotate quarterly, and each installment will include examples, sample documents and advice from a variety of institutions—all hosted on ACE's website for free. 

The first installment, "The Internationalization Committee: Strategies for Success," is now available online. This edition helps institutions maximize the effectiveness of internationalization committees as they develop plans and advise senior leadership on strategy and implementation. 
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Conferences

Friday, March 22, 2013
IIE Headquarters in New York City
Early-bird registration deadline: January 25

Please join us for the Annual IIE Best Practices in International Education Conference on March 22, 2013, in New York City. This event will feature high-level experts, including presidents, provosts, and international education administrators from institutions around the world. The conference will also honor the winners of the 2013 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education.

For the conference agenda and to register, please visit www.iie.org/bestpracticesconference2013. Please register at your earliest convenience, as space is limited. IIENetwork members receive a special registration discount.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Conference sponsorship is available at various levels. Please email Shannon Harrison by January 31 to sign on as a sponsor. Sponsorship benefits include complimentary registration, brochure inserts in conference bags, highlight on IIE’s website, and a private discussion with IIE’s President Allan Goodman and other sponsors.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013 
Atlanta, Georgia
"Diversifying the Kinds of Students Who Study Abroad and the Regions Where They Go" 

The workshop is offered at no cost and is designed to provide faculty and administrators with the tools to help increase the number of students who receive Gilman Scholarships on their campus. 

The Gilman Program strongly encourages attendance from community colleges and other institutions that work with underrepresented student populations. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of study abroad and how to better advise students on the Gilman Scholarship application process. New participants receive a free one-year IIENetwork membership and all participants receive an information toolkit to assist them in increasing study abroad on their home campus. 

The workshop will be held the day before the Community Colleges for International Development’s annual conference. Registration is required and space is limited. If you are interested in participating, please contact gilmanadvisors@iie.org or via phone at 832.369.3483. The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
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Monday, January 28, 2013
Washington, DC 20005

Is higher education a good investment for development? As higher education increasingly comes onto the radar screen of the international development community, the question of what the economic rate of return on investment is becomes all the more important to assess and understand. 

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, along with USAID, will host a panel of leading scholars who will share their research and perspectives, followed by a response from senior leaders in the development sector, representing USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the World Bank.

Leading education economists and development sector experts will discuss the role of higher education in development and how the economic and social impacts of higher education investments can best be measured. The presentations and discussion will explore the expanded array of metrics that are available to capture the wide-ranging effects of higher education on development. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage in discussion about these important issues.

Click here for more info. To RSVP to this event, please contact Paula Villegas-Morera at pvmorera@aplu.org or 202-478-6030.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
New Orleans, LA

The American Council on Education and the Association of International Education Administrators  announce the 13th meeting of the Internationalization Collaborative, a network of more than 100 institutions that addresses critical issues in campus global engagement.

The program is designed for higher education leaders with responsibility for campus-wide global initiatives, including senior/chief international officers, provosts, deans, department chairs and program directors. A team of leaders from the same institution is ideal.

Topics for the 2013 Collaborative include:
The President as a catalyst for internationalization 
Realigning the institution to integrate international and broader goals
Acquiring the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in institution-wide strategic planning

For a preliminary agenda and to register now, please click here. For more information, contact Katie Weigel at Kweigel@acenet.edu.
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April 1-2, 2013
Chicago, Illinois
Early-bird registration deadline: January 31
"The most comprehensive national forum on issues of diversity and inclusion in international education" 

The conference, "Changing Landscapes: Strategies and Opportunities For Greater Access" will focus on institutional change to expand opportunities for access and success for diverse and underrepresented populations in international programming.

For more information, visit http://diversitynetwork.org/conference
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Deadlines

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
Application Deadline: January 21

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities:
  • Conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory or
  • Pursuing coursework at an academic institution or
  • Interning at a policy institute, or in an industrial or non-profit setting
  • Other options are possible
Eligibility
Whitaker Fellows (pre-doctoral) must meet basic eligibility requirements. They go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months).

Whitaker Scholars (post-doctoral) must meet the basic eligibility requirements. They go abroad for one semester or up two academic years (24 months). 

Awards typically begin between August 1st and October 1st, but may begin as early as July 1 of the competition year (2013), and as late as June 30 of the following year (2014).

To read more about the application and full award benefits, click here.  

Whitaker International Summer Program 
Deadline: Monday, February 4

The Whitaker International Summer Program provides funding for U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers to continue their existing Master’s or PhD work abroad of high-quality, individually-arranged, research OR internship in industry OR coursework relevant to their field under the supervision of a mentor to:
  • Improve their expertise as scientists
  • Help developing scientists open their minds to think and analyze on a broader, global level
  • Build individual as well as institutional partnerships; and,
  • Establish dialogues between the scientific community in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Summer grantees go abroad for 8 weeks (between June 1 and August 31). 

Click here for more information and application.
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Deadline: February 1, 2013

The IEA 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 United Kingdom. Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture and society of the host country. The seminars also provide 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. 


To apply go to the CIES Web site: http://www.cies.org/IEA/

Please contact Margo M. Cunniffe, Assistant Director, mcunniffe@iie.org, 202-686-6243 or Anna Valiante, Program Coordinator, at avaliante@iie.org with any questions.


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Deadline: February 1, 2013

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector and relationship building efforts between the U.S. and countries abroad. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows will serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and function in a "special assistant" role to a senior level official. Fellows gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out a small academic research/study project. 

Available Countries include Bangladesh, Burma, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Nepal, and Western Samoa.

Applicable public policy fields may include (but are not limited to): Agriculture, Climate Change & Environment, Economic Development, Education, Emergency Management, Energy, Finance, International Relations, Justice, Public Health, Sustainability, Tourism, and Trade.

Requirements
  • Candidates must have Master’s or JD by Fall 2013 OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program. Candidates who hold a doctoral degree at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields. 
For the full program description and application, please visit the website.
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Deadline: February 22, 2013

The TechWomen Program will identify approximately 80 women who are emerging leaders and entrepreneurs working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) from the Middle East and Africa for a five-week program in the fall of 2013, including mentorships and professional exchanges at leading companies in Silicon Valley, California, concluding with workshops, networking events and meetings in Washington, D.C. TechWomen connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in STEM fields by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers and pursue their dreams.

Applicants must be women who are permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

For more information and details on the eligibility requirements, please visit: www.techwomen.org/how-to-apply/. Or contact 415-362-652 (ext 257), or TechWomen@iie.org.
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Online Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 11:59pm Central Time

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is happy to announce that the online application system is now open for students participating in study abroad programs during the Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and 2013-2014 Academic Year. 

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by IIE in the Houston office. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.  The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. 

The application can be accessed here. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful applicant and advisor resources please visit our website.
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internXchange provides outstanding young journalism and communications students from North America with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society, culture, values, and political attitudes in Germany.

Application deadline: February 24, 2013

The internXchange program consists of two complementary segments. The first six weeks will be spent at the International Center for Journalism of the Freie Universität Berlin, where participants will expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany and the country's current media structure and working conditions of journalists.

With these theoretical building blocks in place, participants subsequently embark on an intensive five-week internship with a German newspaper, (online) magazine, TV or radio station, press or PR agency. During the academic part of the program students will take a one-week educational tour within Germany, along with young journalists from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. 

A monthly stipend is available. For more information, please visit www.daad.org/internxchange

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