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IIE is pleased to announce that the print edition of Open Doors 2013: Report on International Educational Exchange is now available for purchase. Open Doors provides a long-standing, comprehensive statistical analysis of academic mobility between the United States and the nations of the world.

If you pre-ordered the book, or responded to the Open Doors data survey, the book has already been shipped out to you from the printer. If you have not ordered your print copy, you can order it now from IIEBooks.

The print edition of Open Doors 2013 is a 112 page book that includes extensive data tables and analysis that are not on the Open Doors website or were not part of the data highlights that were released in November for International Education Week. The book includes: 
  • A special 4-page section on  student mobility trends into and out of the United States by world region
  • New data and discussion of different types of education abroad, including work, internships and volunteer experiences that are not for academic credit, as well as independent research and fieldwork
  • An analysis of the diversity of U.S. students abroad
  • An overview of U.S. students in full degree programs at higher education institutions abroad
  • A 4-page section on global student mobility trends
  • A report on nearly 111,000 students coming to the United States for Intensive English Programs
  • An overview and data tables on the more than 122,000 scholars who taught or conducted research on U.S. campuses in 2012/13, from 192 places of origin
Open Doors, published with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, features graphic displays of data maps, tables and figures, as well as to-the-point policy-oriented analysis. 

IIE is also selling a special comprehensive Open Doors research package, consisting of searchable PDF copies of the Open Doors books from 1948-2008 on CD-ROM, plus hard copies of the print editions of the five most recent Open Doors books (2009-2013), for $195 from IIEBooks.
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Last week, the IIE formally launched the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) program in India. WeTech is a program helping more women and girls enter into, and succeed in, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education and careers. In India, WeTech will help build the pipeline of girls entering into ICT by launching afterschool activities, exposing girls to role models, and engaging parents and teachers. Launched last fall at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, this IIE-led program is carried out with a consortium that includes Goldman Sachs, Google, and Qualcomm Incorporated.

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In a recent article published in World Education News and Reviews, Yoko Kono writes, "While the provision of higher education beyond national borders, known as transnational education (TNE), is a well-established activity for British and Australian universities, U.S. higher education institutions  have traditionally been far less active in this realm." Kono discusses considerations for U.S. institutions seeking to provide TNE opportunities.

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Méabh Mc Mahon reports in a recent University World News article on a seminar held last week in Brussels called "Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda." A consensus is emerging, he writes, that post-2015 global efforts to expand education should focus on the tertiary sector and should strengthen higher education systems in developing countries.

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Conferences
 
April 29–May 1, 2014
Miami Beach Convention Center
IIE members eligible for a registration discount of £100 by using discount code ‘GG2014IIE’
 
More than one thousand of the world’s leading experts and decision makers in higher and further education are due to come to Miami, USA, for the eighth prestigious Going Global 2014 conference, organized by the British Council. The conference will bring together leaders from governments, education institutions and business from more than seventy countries to explore how innovation systems are formed, structured, and driven globally and transnationally. IIE is a partner organization of Going Global and IIE members can take advantage of a special registration discount. 
 
"Going Global has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event that has been held in education hub cities such as Hong Kong and Dubai," commented Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of IIE. "Holding this signature event in the United States for the first time and in a city that is home to America's largest and most diverse college offers the higher education community the opportunity to engage with academic and policy leaders from around the world to gain a truly global perspective on important innovation and talent development issues that affect us all."
 
For all inquiries about registering for Going Global 2014 please contact gg-registration@icwe.net.
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June 23-25, 2014 | Washington, DC
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2014 | Registration and Forum Details

The EducationUSA Forum is designed for international admission and enrollment management professionals at U.S. colleges and universities and offers practical information and strategies to help you expand your international student recruitment. Over 65 EducationUSA experts from around the world and 550 U.S. higher education representatives and government officials will present workshop sessions that will offer unique and valuable information to help you recruit and enroll international students and engage and connect with EducationUSA.
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Deadlines

Application Deadline: February 26, 2014 | Registration and Competition Details

Sponsored by Hilton Worldwide, the Hilton Teacher Treks Program is now accepting applications for its second annual competition. The program, developed last year in partnership with IIE, will fund 15 K-12 teachers to travel, enrich their curriculum, and foster greater understanding between the United States and other countries. This year's program has two unique tracks for travel in the summer of 2014: the Travel Grant and the Teach Abroad Grant.

Applicants for the Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, be fluent in English, be a K-12 classroom teacher currently employed full-time at an accredited school in the U.S. and must have taught for at least three years at the time of application. For more information, contact teachertreks@iie.org

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Round 1 Application Deadline: March 17, 2014 | Application and Program Details

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program is seeking applications for fellowships and host institutions:
  • Host Institutions: Public and private higher education institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda, accredited by the national agency in their country, can submit a project request online to host a scholar.
  • Fellowships: Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of available candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.
Projects can be conducted in the African host country for between two weeks and one semester (14-90 days). For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive:
  • $250/day stipend 
  • Visa costs 
  • Limited health insurance coverage 
  • Round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S. or Canadian airport
For more information, contact africandiaspora@iie.org.

IIE manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation during the project. The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) and guided by an Advisory Council led by Quinnipiac University (QU).
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Application Deadline: March 21, 2014 | Application and Fellowship Details

The Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies is now accepting applications for the academic year 2014-15. The aim of the Fellowship Program is to build bridges between Christian, Jewish, and other religious traditions by providing the next generation of religious leaders with a comprehensive understanding of and dedication to interfaith issues. Applicants of all faiths and backgrounds from around the world, including students currently enrolled at the Angelicum who have a demonstrated interest in Interreligious Studies, are encouraged to apply.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Fellowship, candidates must first prove that they have gained or are eligible to gain admission to the Licence or Certificate in Interreligious Studies Program at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), in Rome. The award provides one year of financial support for Russell Berrie Fellows, covering tuition, a modest living stipend and book allowance, examination fees, and travel to and from the recipient’s home country.
For more information, contact berrie@iie.eu.
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Fulbright

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Highlights from nearly 600 awards offered in this year’s program include:
  • The Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art. The Fulbright-Terra Foundation award provides U.S. Scholars the opportunity to teach and guest lecture on American art history prior to 1980 at the undergraduate or graduate level in China and select European Union (E.U.) countries. Fulbright-Terra Foundation Scholars to the E.U. will also have the opportunity to conduct research while on their grant. Proposed coursework and methodology should be designed to increase awareness about American art to the next generation of art history teachers and scholars and to inspire university administrators, faculty and students to build their institutional capacity for curriculum and research mentoring on American art history. 

  • Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Award in Public Health. Fulbright-Fogarty U.S. Scholar grants have been newly established to promote post-doctoral research in public health in resource-limited settings. Grants support projects at sites affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, across eight countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

  • Fulbright-Coach Award in Fashion and Design. The Fulbright-Coach Award is funded in cooperation with the world-renowned design house Coach. The selected scholar would spend a semester working with Master’s students in the Communication in Fashion and Beauty program at CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, Spain.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards. The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, please visit the program website.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.
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Partnerships

IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,200 member institutions with a commitment to internationalization. For more information about IIE's membership program, please visit www.iie.org/IIENetwork.

All new IIE members will be added to the next edition of theIIENetwork Handbook for International Educators. This resource includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus. To order copies of the IIENetwork Handbook, please go to: www.iiebooks.org/iienmemdir.html.

CGFNS International, Inc.
Membership Contact: Franklin Shaffer, CEO

Corban University
Membership Contact: Dr. Janine Allen, Dean of Global Initiatives

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Membership Contact: Sulema Ebrahim, Director of Special Projects

Midway College
Membership Contact: Stephanie Whaley, Dean of Enrollment Services

Mount Mary University
Membership Contact: Virgilio Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Int'l Recruitment

Ohio Dominican University
Membership Contact: Deanna Shine, Director of International Education

Purchase College
Membership Contact: Ernie Palmieri, Associate Provost Integrative Learning

Saratoga International Theater Institute
Membership Contact: Vanessa Sparling, General Manager

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Study Abroad

February 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM CST | Register Online

We invite you to the fifth webinar in our Gilman Web Symposium Series for the 2013-2014 academic year, "International Exchange Opportunities in Latin America & the Caribbean." This online forum, moderated by Gilman staff, will bring together Lee Tablewski, Director of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, to share information about how educational institutions can adopt strategies to overcome barriers and encourage study in the region. We will also be joined by two Gilman alumnae who will discuss their experience abroad in Latin American countries. We hope you can join us and encourage students to attend!
 
Stay tuned to the Gilman Program's Multimedia page and future announcements for the scheduled web symposium topics each month.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by IIE. The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program, please visit the website at www.iie.org/gilman or contact gilmanadvisors@iie.org.
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Stacie Berdan, co-author of IIE’s A Student Guide to Study Abroad recently wrote an article in the Diplomatic Courier about the growing importance of study abroad as well as its transformation in recent years. "All college students should be able to have an international experience during their college careers–either study abroad or an international internship, volunteer or experiential learning opportunity," writes Berdan. "The ability to work across cultures is no longer a nice-to-have skill set for elite executives or diplomats; every year it becomes more essential to finding any job at all."

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Scholar Rescue Fund

During her lecture to commemorate the 80th anniversary of The New School’s University in Exile, a long-time host partner of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power highlighted the pivotal role that IIE-SRF plays in protecting scholars, scholarship, and free inquiry globally. To hear Ambassador Power discuss "Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry" and provide examples of scholars supported by the program, please go to minute 16:00 in the video.

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