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Theme: "The Impact of Globalization on International Education"

Guest Editors: Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Global Strategies at Baruch College/CUNY and Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs at William & Mary

Deadline for Submission: November 1, 2013

IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the Institute for International Education (IIE), invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Spring 2014 Issue. The theme of the Spring issue of IIENetworker will be: "The Impact of Globalization on International Education."

Global education, as we understand it today, would be unthinkable without the many forces of globalization—economic, political, social, cultural—which have transformed internationalization in academia from an endeavor centered primarily on sending students abroad to a rich network of multiple institutional activities that can define a college or university’s entire identity. Although substantive work has been done on specific elements of educational internationalization, such as study abroad, faculty exchange, intercultural competence, and risk management, too little attention has been paid to the policy implications of globalization in its various guises and aspects for the design, implementation, and practice of global education. Likewise, the globalization literature has often neglected the role of the university as an engine or catalyst in globalizing a city such as New York, Sao Paulo, or Shanghai. In short, theories of globalization have been decidedly absent in international education discussions. 

This issue of IIENetworker wants to fill these gaps, and moreover to draw substantive, analytical, and critical links between the wide spectrum of serious thinking about globalization and the practice of global education. We welcome articles, on the one hand, that illustrate how globalization has shaped international education in a significant way, and on the other hand, that show how academic institutions have contributed to the globalization of their location, be it a world city or a rural area.  Articles should be more than descriptions of globalization’s effects, but also should include some theoretical reflection and analysis, as well as real-world illustrations of these relationships. We are particularly interested in presenting a broad range of perspectives. Submissions from both outside and within the United States—individual, joint, or institutional—are encouraged.

Most articles in the magazine will be between 2 and 4 pages (between 1000 and 1500 words). Submissions should include the author’s or authors’ full name(s), email address, mailing address, title and institution. Articles that include references should use MLA citation style and list sources at the end of the article.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to submit an article. The deadline for completed submissions is November 1, 2013. The author(s) will be notified as soon as a publication decision is made. 

If you are interested in submitting an article for the Spring 2014 issue of IIENetworker, please address all inquiries to: 

Jeff Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Global Strategies 
Baruch College/CUNY 

and to 
Daniel Obst, Deputy Vice President, International Partnerships, IIE

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The 2013 edition of Intensive English USA is now available for purchase. This indispensable reference directory, published by the Institute of International Education, includes more than 500 intensive English language programs and courses offered by accredited U.S. higher education institutions and language schools. Intensive English USA 2013 is a standard IEP resource for education ministries, embassies, exchange agencies, universities, and other organizations that sponsor international students in the United States.

Each English language program listing includes information on: 
  • accreditation
  • program contact information
  • term lengths and start dates
  • costs
  • eligibility
  • program, class, and faculty size
  • student world area origins
  • student services
  • university admission requirements
  • availability of language labs and computer-assisted instruction
Copies of the publication are available for purchase on IIE’s Book Store: www.iiebooks.org/inenusa202.html

The directory is also available as an online search engine at www.intensiveenglishusa.org

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Washington Monthly published a prominent feature about Chinese students in the United States, examining the student experience and the effect this has on U.S. higher education, with an emphasis on the financial implications and a look at the admissions process.

"Colleges mostly see this as a win-win situation, solving budget woes and adding to the value of the school’s education at the same time. But with the impact of the boom still reverberating, pockets of dissent are emerging. In states like Washington and California, there are growing complaints that the influx of foreign students is crowding local students out of their own state schools. Meanwhile, at least some Chinese students are complaining that American universities exploit them by charging extra fees."

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An all-Africa higher education summit is to be held next year, bringing together stakeholders from across the continent to develop a charter and program of action aimed at revitalizing the sector. Another goal will be to build an advocacy alliance for higher education. An article in University World News notes that the summit would be held next year in Dakar, Senegal.  

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Interviews with leaders of institutions featured in the Academic Ranking of World Universities culminated recently in The Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 200 Research Universities Encyclopedia – an effort "to go beyond the numbers associated with rankings to better understand some of the most important institutions in our collective future".

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The European Commission has published Delivering Education across Borders in the European Union. The study maps cross-border provision of higher education through franchising and validation agreements and the establishment of branch campuses. It also looks at whether and how Member States regulate this, and into issues of quality assurance. 

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September 10-13, 2013

The EAIE Conference in Istanbul is approaching, and once again the Institute of International Education (IIE) will have a booth (#514) and present in sessions and workshops on international partnerships, U.S. higher education, and other major topics. Conference participants are invited to stop by IIE Europe’s booth (#514) to meet with IIE staff and learn about IIE’s wide range of programs and activities.

EducationUSA will host the largest ever U.S. Pavilion (booth # 119) featuring representatives from 20 accredited U.S. higher education institutions. EducationUSA will organize a U.S.-Europe Networking Reception at the pavilion on Thursday, September 12th.

IIE Panels at the 2013 EAIE Conference

Title: Building Strategic International Partnerships in Engineering
Time:  Thursday, September 12 from 09:00 to 10:15
Description: This session will focus on the difference between ‘transactional’ and ‘transformational’ partnerships. Speakers from universities around the world including NTU in Singapore, ENSEA in France, and MUAS in Germany will present on designing and sustaining partnership programmes specific to international engineering education. 
Chair: Sabeen Altaf, Institute of International Education (IIE) 
Speakers: Meng Hwa Er, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Nina Kohr, Hochschule München, Germany; Philippe Marc, ENSEA, France

Title: Trends in US Higher Education: Challenges and Innovations
Time:  Thursday, September 12 from 11:00 to 12:00
Description: Explore trends in internationalisation at U.S. institutions, as well as challenges they are facing and innovations taking place. New competitors and a tight financial environment make sustainability and innovation in internationalization more difficult.  An update on U.S. public policy debates that influence international education will set the stage for the discussion. 
Chair: Marlene Johnson, NAFSA: Association of International Educators 
Speakers: Linda Tobash, Institute of International Education, University Placement Services; Fanta Aw, American University

Title: Globalisation and Student Mobility: Emerging Trends
Time:  Thursday, September 12 from 11:00 to 12:15
This session brings together colleagues from the Project Atlas network of global mobility researchers to speak about emerging mobility trends around the world. The panelists will also discuss national policies and strategies that affect student mobility and the internationalization of higher education. 
Chair: Nico Jooste, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA)
Speakers: Nico Jooste; Hanneke Teekens, NUFFIC, Netherlands; Phil Honeywood, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)

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June 23-25, 2014
Washington, DC

Designed for international admission and enrollment management professionals at U.S. colleges and universities, the EducationUSA Forum offers practical information and strategies to help you expand your international student recruitment. EducationUSA experts from around the world, U.S. higher education representatives, and government officials will present workshop sessions that offer unique and valuable information to help you recruit and enroll international students, and engage and connect with EducationUSA. More details and registration information for the 2014 Forum will be available in the coming months.

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Applications Accepted from October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its preeminent Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) program.

The MAS is an interdisciplinary program taught in English and aimed at qualified graduate students from around the world. It offers inside knowledge of the United States from an outside perspective. Admission is competitive and depends on quality and academic merits of the candidates. MAS participants benefit both from excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and from an interdisciplinary approach which meets the needs of future leaders. The MAS is a three semester program, with a performance-related, two-semester fast track option available.

Further information on the HCA and its MAS program as well as application forms are available at www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de or www.mas.uni-hd.de

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Application Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Fung Global Fellows Program, a program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University, is currently accepting applications for the 2014–15 academic year from international scholars working on new, innovative ways to study "Global Diffusion," the program’s theme for that year.  Scholars in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world other than the United States who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years are invited to apply.  For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and the application process go to www.princeton.edu/funggfp

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Study Abroad

We invite you to ‘like’ a new Facebook page dedicated to our upcoming publication, A Student Guide to Study Abroad, which will be officially released on September 16. 

On the Facebook page, we will be sharing all things study abroad and will be highlighting tips, resources and scholarships featured in the new book. 

Order copies of the new publication at www.iie.org/studentguide. Bulk order discounts are available, if you would like to give or re-sell copies to your students. 

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Fostering Engagement and Inclusion of International Students and Scholars

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: SUNY Global Center - New York City, NY
Cosponsored by Diversity Abroad, SUNY Global and CUNY Office of International Student and Scholar Services

The Diversity Symposium: Fostering Engagement and Inclusion of International Students and Scholars will broadly examine the key intersections between diversity and inclusion, and international student and scholars on U.S. campuses. This day-long interactive symposium will bring together practitioners from the field to present good practices in developing interdepartmental partnerships for campus-wide integration of international students and scholars, ideas for student programming models, as well as current academic and social challenges that international students and scholars encounter in the U.S. The symposium will also include suggested practices to improve international students and scholars success and implications for the future of the field. 

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