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Deadline: August 30, 2013

Now is the time to renew your IIENetwork membership, which will allow you to continue to take full advantage of the many resources IIE offers. IIE membership renewal forms for the 2013/2014 academic year have been sent by email to the membership contact at each member institution. If you have not yet renewed your IIE membership, please take a moment to complete your renewal by August 30.   

IIENetwork is IIE's membership program, with over 1,200 member institutions around the world. Each IIENetwork designee is an important link in a network of over 7,000 individuals with a commitment to the internationalization of their institutions. As an IIENetwork member, you benefit from international education publications, resources, discounts, and sharing best practices. IIE's offices around the world work closely with members to assist you in accessing IIE's expertise and information on the many programs for which your students and faculty may be eligible. 

As an IIENetwork member, your campus will receive complimentary copies of our valuable print resources, including the Open Doors report, IIEPassport Study Abroad Directory, the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators, the IIENetworker magazine, and more. You will also be able to access members-only data on www.iie.org, receive member discounts for IIE's Recruitment Fairs in Asia and International Academic Partnership Program. Finally, your IIENetwork membership ensures that you are eligible to nominate the innovative programs at your campus for the 2014 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards

You can renew your membership, update your designees, and pay the membership dues for your institution online. For more information on how to renew online, visit www.abdi-ecommerce10.com/iiemembership/. If you need an invoice, or for more information, please email membership@iie.org

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IIE Vice President Edith Cecil writes about recent trainings for the Higher Education Readiness (HER) Program

The HER scholarship recipients have been busy this past month with a summer full of English language and leadership development trainings. "The ‘train the trainer’ sessions were in-depth and lively and provided the professionals with not only the content of the leadership development skill building sessions but with guidance on facilitation, communication and team building for the HER scholarship recipients," Cecil writes in IIE's Opening Minds blog.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is currently in Brazil, just published an Op-Ed in Estadao, a popular Brazilian newspaper. This is Secretary Kerry’s first visit to Brazil since he took office in February. The article discusses the strong bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Brazil and highlights educational initiatives, including the Obama Administration’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative and the Brazil Government’s Ciência sem Fronteiras program. 


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Sol Melia and Havanatur are assisting with a People-to-People familiarization program in Cuba for U.S. travel professionals organized by the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, an OFAC licensed NGO long active with educational exchange with Cuba.  The schedule (September 20 – 29, 2013) will encompass Havana, Matanzas, Varadero, Santa Clara,Cayo Santa Maria,Trinidad and Cienfuegos. This is especially appropriate for university departments of tourism and hospitality, but general interest study abroad staff are also welcome.  Total cost for the trip: 9 nights $1,984 (including air). 

The itinerary is available here. For more information, contact John McAuliff at director@ffrd.org.

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Conferences

Date: January 27-28, 2014
Location: University of California Washington DC Conference Center and Embassies throughout Washington DC

Registration for the 12th Annual Washington International Education Conference is now open. The Conference is the premier event providing the latest information on the movement of international students to the United States. Register now to reserve your place and to qualify for the early registration rate.  The Conference in January featured meetings at the Embassies of Brazil, China, Indonesia, Turkey and the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission as well as presentations by the leading authorities in international education.

Registration forms are available at www.washcouncil.org or by emailing inquiries@washcouncil.org

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"Building Networks for Transforming Indian Higher Education: ‘Enabling to Deliver Value"
November 13 & 14, FICCI New Delhi

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with Ministry of Human Resource Development and Planning Commission, Government of India will be organizing the 9th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2013, a two day Global Conference, on November 13 & 14, 2013 at FICCI New Delhi.

The discussions in the Summit will focus on implementation of impending reforms and policies to achieve access, equity and quality in higher education by leveraging global networks of knowledge, skills and innovation. 

For more information about the event, visit: www.ficciweb.info/conf-cell/HESbrochure.pdf

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Global Learning in College: Asking Big Questions, Engaging Urgent Challenges
Network for Academic Renewal Conference 
Omni Providence Hotel | Providence, Rhode Island
October 3–5, 2013

Colleges and universities are working energetically to define what they mean by global learning and to devise curricular frameworks in general education and the majors that advance student learning and responsibility for a global society. This Conference will examine campus practices that match the ambitious goals of global learning with concrete learning opportunities that help students gain the knowledge, skills, and commitments needed for global competence.

For more information and to register, visit: www.aacu.org/meetings/global/index.cfm.  

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West-Meets-East: Exploring Sustainable Development, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities
HULT IBS Camps-Internet City
Dubai, UAE
January 9-11, 2014
The Extended Deadline to Submit Abstract:  Sept. 15, 2013

The CYRUS Institute of Knowledge invites you to participate in an upcoming conference Entitled: West-Meets-East: Exploring Sustainable Development, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities. The conference is co-sponsored by Bentley University and HULT International Business School, and Southern New Hampshire University.

Participants are invited to submit a proposal for an interactive paper presentation session that reflect different perspectives across disciplines. For additional information please check the CYRUS website: http://cyrusik.org/index.php. All submitted proposals will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee and referees.  An electronic proceeding for all accepted proposals will be generated.  A selected number of best papers will be published in the Electronic Journal of CIK.

Preferred Topics of Interest: Higher education institutions; business development and governance; entrepreneurship; ethics and social responsibility; innovation and development; institution and development; natural resources and sustainable development; women and business development; organization and cultural issues; leadership and cultural characteristics. Participants are invited to submit a proposal for an in-person paper presentation and interactive session that reflects different perspectives across disciplines. 

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September 24, 2013
The Barbican, London

This event will consider the future of the UK higher education sector and its position in the international marketplace.

Topics to be Discussed: Competing in a global market; Strategies for change; Delivering value in a global market; Better use of estates and assets; Future challenges and opportunities. 

View full details of the program and speakers here

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Deadlines

Theme: The State of Transnational Education and Learning
September 29-October 2, 2014 
Milwaukee, WI
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: November 15, 2013

The International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning
(ICTEL) offers an engaging opportunity for the discussion and presentation of trends, opportunities and challenges in transnational education and learning. The purpose of ICTEL is to provide scholars, administrators and other practitioners with an academic forum that fosters sharing and collaboration to discuss frameworks that will contribute to changing policies and enriching the literature and practices on transnational education and learning worldwide.

The program will consist primarily of presentations selected through this call for proposals.

Topics can be on any subject that can help frame the state of transnational education and learning. Broad categories that are acceptable include:
  •    Concepts and theories
  •    Policies and legal frameworks
  •    Practices
  •    Transnational education and information technologies
  •    Transnational learning
  •    Evaluation and Quality Assessment
  •    Transnational education and fields of specialization
  •    Challenges and opportunities

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Study Abroad
 
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is now open for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the spring 2014 term.  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.
 
Spring 2014 online applications are due October 1, 2013 by 11:59pm (central)
 
Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below: 
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year U.S. Institution 
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad 
  • United States citizen
  • Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
  • Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's home institution
  • Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the program’s inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 15,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 130 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.

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