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IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) received the Middle East Studies Association’s (MESA) 2013 Academic Freedom Award last Friday for the program’s "efforts in support of Syrian higher education institutions and faculty in the context of the on-going civil war." In partnership with over 20 colleges, universities, and research centers in 5 countries, IIE-SRF has provided life-saving support and awarded nearly 40 fellowships to Syrian scholars whose scholarship has been threatened as a result of the crisis. Mr. Mark Angelson, Chairman of IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund commented," We have taken action in the belief that the international community has a singular chance to affect the future of the Syrian national academy and a moral imperative to do so."

In its first ten years, the IIE-SRF program provided fellowships to over 500 scholars from 50 countries, enabling beneficiaries to pursue their academic work in safety. MESA, the preeminent organization promoting scholarship and teaching on the Middle East and North Africa, bestows its Academic Freedom Award each year on an individual or organization in recognition of a particularly noteworthy contribution to the defense of academic freedom.

Thank you to all the colleges and universities around the world who have served as host institutions for IIE-SRF scholars, and congratulations to our co-winner, the Scholars at Risk Network.

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The fall 2013 issue of IIENetworker magazine, which focuses on the "Next Big Thing in International Education," is now available to IIE members as a free interactive flipbook. The magazine features "The Promise of International Education," an article by John Sexton of New York University. Sexton makes the case that the "global network university" model can address two major globalization trends: the miniaturization of the world and the emergence of "idea capitals".

The mission to "move beyond the ‘study abroad’ experience" has brought new challenges, especially curriculum integration, but also many benefits, including attracting global talent from around the world, enhancing research through "novel synergies," and fostering curricular cooperation among faculty from different campuses.

IIENetwork member designees will receive a print copy in the mail. Print copies are also available for purchase, and past issues are available in our digital edition archives.
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IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research has rapidly expanded its program evaluation services to meet the assessment needs of IIE’s growing programs. Senior Evaluation Officer Mirka Tvaruzkova describes two key evaluation projects highlighting IIE’s efforts to integrate evaluation into program cycles. The first is with the Cargill Global Scholars Program, which will initiate ongoing evaluation beginning at orientation and continuing throughout the cycle. The Higher Education Readiness (HER) Program in Ethiopia, which Tvaruzkova says involves "one of [the Center’s] most ambitious evaluations" will implement a "quasi-experimental" design that will monitor the academic and professional outcomes of the HER girls against the outcomes of a comparison group that is not part of the program.

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In a recent Huffington Post article "Why Study Abroad," co-author of A Student Guide to Study Abroad Stacie Nevadomski Berdan discusses both the practical benefits of study abroad and some of the more honest attractions for students. Berdan stresses that study abroad is a serious undertaking. "It challenges students on a personal level. It will have an impact on their college career. It costs money." But all programs are not equal, and many facets can impact a student’s experience abroad. That’s why Berdan teamed up with Dr. Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, and Sir Cyril Taylor, Founder of AIFS, to write a practical how-to guide on study abroad.

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Two recent articles in Inside Higher Ed and in Times Higher Ed report on a new IIE white paper on English-taught master’s programs in Europe. According to the report, a nearly 6,500 master’s programs in Europe were offered in the English language, and increase of 38 percent in the last 18 months.
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(1) New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Department Of Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Professions
International Education, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track


The Department of Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Professions invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Program in International Education, which prepares students for professional careers in multinational and international settings. The Program develops educational experts at the MA level who design, implement, and manage international education programs and academics and researchers at the doctoral level who conduct cross-national and evaluation studies of international cultural and educational exchange, student and faculty mobility, education for international development, education in areas of conflict, trans-national migration, multicultural education, and the globalization of higher education. The appointment begins September 1, 2014.

Please apply online with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to three writing samples, and the names and telephone numbers of three references. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the position, contact Professor Philip Hosay, Director, International Education Program.

(2) New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Department Of Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Professions
International Education, Associate/Full Professor, Tenured


The Department of Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Professions invites applications for a tenured position in International Education at the rank of Associate/Full professor. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Program in International Education, which prepares students for professional careers in multinational and international settings. The Program develops educational experts at the MA level who design, implement and manage international education programs, and academics and researchers at the doctoral level who conduct cross-national and evaluation studies of international cultural and educational exchange, student and faculty mobility, education for international development, education in areas of conflict, trans-national migration, multicultural education, and the globalization of higher education. The appointment begins September 1, 2014.

Please apply online with a letter of application, three representative publications, curriculum vitae and the names and telephone numbers of three references. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the position, contact Professor Philip Hosay, Director, International Education Program.
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Application deadline: December 1, 2013 | Apply online

The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program
responds to a shortage of experienced faculty and resources for faculty-led research initiatives in African higher education. The program offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Applications are now being accepted. This program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The program features three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty who hold positions in accredited colleges and universities:
  • Doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship: Supporting short-term research costs of up to US $3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.
  • Doctoral dissertation research fellowship: Supporting 9-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US $15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development.
  • Doctoral dissertation completion fellowship: Supporting a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities with a stipend of up to US $15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.
For more information, please contact nextgenafrica@ssrc.org or visit the SSRC website.
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Conferences

Proposal deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2013 | Read more and submit proposal

Conference held March 17-20, 2014, in Seoul, Korea

The 2014 Conference Planning Committee (CPC) for the Asia Pacific Association of International Education invites international education professionals to submit proposals for the 9th Annual Conference & Exhibition, "Enhancing Cross-Border Education Cooperation with Universities in Asia-Pacific: From Past to Present and the Future."

Over 40 parallel sessions will address latest issues and share best practices in global higher education under six strands:
  • Regional Reports
  • Programs, Modules, and Curricula
  • Collaboration and Internationalization Strategies
  • Mobility of Students, Educators, and Researchers
  • Educating for Economic and Global Challenges
  • Trends and Developments 
Notification of successful proposals will be sent early December 2013. For inquiries, email us at abstract@apaie.org.
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"For a Socially Responsible University" Universidad 2014, Cuba’s 9th International Congress on Higher Education, February 10-14, 2014

Every other year Cuba holds a conference that brings together representatives of all tertiary institutions in the country, including those affiliated with different ministries (Higher Education, Education, Agriculture, Health, and Culture). Like the NAFSA conference, it includes intellectual content, a "trade show" with informational booths and displays, and an unequaled opportunity for informal and spontaneous contacts. 

In 2012, the Cuba-U.S. People to People Partnership booth was visited by more than 100 representatives of national and regional universities, specialized offices, and the Minister of Higher Education and First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel. We anticipate a similar opportunity in 2014 and welcome in-kind (via promotional materials) and in-person partnership with U.S. schools.

Proposed papers must be sent before November 15, 2013

Instructions| Primary topics | Specialized workshops and agendas | 10% airfare discount

You may request a post conference program of visits to Cuban universities wishing to partner with U.S. institutions as well as to service learning opportunities with the Fundacion Nunez Jimenez, a Cuban environmental NGO. 

To participate, please contact John McAuliff at jmcauliff@ffrd.org or 914-231-6270.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 1:00-2:00 PM EST 

How can Senior International Officers engage collaboratively in the learning outcomes assessment processes on their respective campuses? Presenters Gil Latz and Dan Paracka will explain how they have worked with directors of assessment at their respective institutions to integrate the assessment of global learning into the campus-wide assessment initiatives and reaped important data for advancing internationalization at their institutions. The webinar will include time for questions for the presenters and will be moderated by Dr. Christa Olson.

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Deadlines

Proposal deadline: November 8, 2013Read more and download application

Winter 2014 EducationUSA Training Institutes held Jan. 27-Feb. 7, 2014

Accredited U.S. higher education institutions are invited to submit proposals to host the on-campus portion of the Winter 2014 EducationUSA Training Institutes. Campuses will be reimbursed for adviser expenses (lodging, food, transportation, materials).

What is EducationUSA?
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. EducationUSA staff also work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student recruitment.

About the EducationUSA Training Institute
The EducationUSA Training Institute is an intensive training and professional development program designed to provide EducationUSA Advisers with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their effectiveness and build professional competency. Each two-week EducationUSA Training Institute is comprised of a Washington, DC-based workshop and an on-campus training element.

The EducationUSA Training Institute: Essentials of Advising (Level 1) program will take place during the winter of 2014. The Level 1 program is designed for new advisers who have at least a year of advising experience to provide a firm grasp of the basic skills and knowledge needed to perform their jobs. Building upon previous training as well as their professional experience, the program will help advisers increase their depth of knowledge and further refine their skill base.

Host Campus Responsibilities
In close collaboration with EducationUSA staff, host campuses will design and carry out the on-campus portion of the training program. Campus responsibilities include securing faculty and staff to deliver training sessions, providing on-campus meeting space and other facilities, and arranging all program logistics, including lodging, meals, and transportation.

Questions about the program, hosting responsibilities, or the host campus application should be directed to Matt Washburn, Program Officer, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, washburnmp@state.gov.

EducationUSA Training Institute is an adviser professional development program administered by the Institute of International Education through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
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Application deadline: November 15, 2013 by 8:00 pm ESTApply online

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can also be found on the website.

Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

The CLS Program will be planning outreach events at universities across the United States in fall 2013. Check out the CLS webpageor our Facebook page for updates!
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Study Abroad

Deadline: October 28, 2013 | Complete the survey

IIE and the Forum on Education Abroad are joining once again this year to gather early data on study abroad enrollments for the 2012-13 academic year (including summer 2013), with the goal of informing the study abroad community and key stakeholders about the latest developments in study abroad in anticipation of the Open Doors® 2013 Press Briefing. We hope you will be able to give us some quick feedback again this year via the online survey form on your study abroad enrollments for 2012-13. We realize it is still early and students returning from study abroad in the 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 anonymous, and only aggregate numbers will be shared. 

Please try to respond as soon as possible. Unless we receive your response by Monday, October 28, 2013, we will not be able to include it in the results reported during International Education Week in November. 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.

Please contact iieresearch@iie.org if you have any questions.
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Applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For the fourth year in a row, through the African Languages Initiative, funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida’s summer 2014 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded programs:
  • Akan/Twi
  • French (requires intermediate-high or above proficiency)
  • Hausa
  • Swahili
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu
In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2014 in the following countries:
  • Senegal (French)
  • Mozambique (Portuguese)
  • Tanzania (Swahili)
For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to www.borenawards.org and look under announcements on the left side of the page.

For more information about the Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
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