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Early Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015 | Registration and Conference Details

Please join us for the 10th Annual IIE Best Practices in International Education Conference on March 20, 2015, in New York City. This event will cover many exciting keynote, plenary, and session themes, and will feature high-level experts, including presidents, provosts, and international education administrators from institutions around the world. In addition, a special awards portion of the conference will honor the winners of the 2015 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. 

The early-bird registration deadline is January 16. Please register at your earliest convenience, as registration is limited to space capacity. IIENetwork members receive a registration discount. 

Conference sessions will feature best practices in the following areas:
  • Opening Keynote by James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The City University of New York
  • Afternoon Keynote by representative from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State
  • Strategic Planning for Comprehensive Internationalization
  • Best Practices in Expanding Participation in Study Abroad
  • New Strategies for Global Engagement and Partnerships
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IIE is seeking an innovative leader to serve as director of Global EducationUSA Services. As the director, you will shape the strategy of the program as it advances a portfolio of services for prospective international students and the U.S. higher education community. Leading a global team of 14 Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs), you will influence the experience of prospective students at 400+ EducationUSA centers around the world as well as the international student recruitment and enrollment efforts of U.S. colleges and universities. As the director, you will oversee the development of the global program, manage the $6 million annual cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and serve as highest-level liaison with program sponsor and other stakeholders.

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In its first year, WeTech (Women Enhancing Technology) reached over 4,000 women and girls across three continents. WeTech is a consortium of dedicated partners that joined IIE through the Clinton Global Initiative in 2013 to design and support a series of innovative activities to provide training, build networks, and offer professional opportunities. It helps women and girls enter and succeed in technology careers with the goal of enhancing women’s talent and skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth.

WeTech now includes four programs, including the Seed Fund for Girls + Women in Computer Science in Africa program in partnership with Google, which has provided grants of up to $20,000 to 35 organizations in Africa to involve more women and girls in computer science-related opportunities.

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Carolina Avalos studied historic preservation in Columbia University’s architecture program as a Fulbright student from El Salvador. In the 1989 IIE Annual Report Avalos is quoted as saying, "In El Salvador there is no graduate program in architecture. Many irreplaceable buildings and monuments are on the verge of collapse because there are not enough resources available to preserve them." She is pictured here at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of South American Peoples.

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An article by Rasha Faek in al-Fanar Media discusses a recent conference in Brussels on providing higher education in emergencies, especially to the growing number of refugees worldwide. Interviewed for the article, Daniela Kaisth, IIE Vice President for Strategic Development, said, "Funding for education in emergencies is still inadequate, even if it has expanded considerably in recent years."

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In an article in Times Higher Education, Jack Grove shares highlights of a report by Simon Marginson, professor of international higher education at the UCL Institute of Education. According to the report, "Higher education participation rates across the world are set to soar further despite more than doubling over the past two decades," writes Grove. "The rise of an aspirational middle class in developing countries, particularly China and India, will also further fuel participation rates."

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Conferences

March 22–24, 2015, in New Orleans, LA | Early Registration Deadline: January 31, 2015

Registration is open for the Third Annual Diversity Abroad Conference. This year’s conference—Moving Beyond Barriers: Transforming International Education Through Inclusive Excellence—will include opportunities for professionals at all career levels to engage in thought-provoking exchanges about how to attract, retain, and serve underrepresented students in international opportunities.

The conference will explore the value of diversity in international education, new and creative ways to interact with students from a variety of different backgrounds, and innovative strategies to collaborate with other professionals in the field.

New this year: the conference will include a high impact, day-long Leadership Workshop geared toward Senior campus administrators (e.g., Chief International Officer, Chief Diversity Officer) interested in develop a comprehensive leadership strategy on diversity and inclusion efforts in international education.

For more information please contact Lily Lopez-McGee at lmcgee@diversityabroad.org or 510.982.0635 ext. 702.
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Deadlines

Many Languages, One World 2015

Essay Submissions Deadline: March 25, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST | Competition Details

ELS Educational Services, Inc. is pleased to announce our sponsorship, in conjunction with the United Nations and partnered with Adelphi University, of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum for 2015

The contest will qualify contestants for a trip to New York to participate in the United Nations Global Youth Forum and ELS Preparatory Conference. The goal of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum is to support multilingualism, to reflect on UN sustainability goals, and to recognize the continued impact of the six UN official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. As such, students are being asked to write essays in their second or third language. 

Students 18 years of age and older who are currently enrolled in a full-time program of study at university are eligible to compete to win a place as a delegate to the Preparatory Conference and Global Youth Forum. Students must be sponsored by a University Faculty Member or Authorized University Representative in order to participate.

For more information please contact John Nicholson at JNicholson@ELS.edu.
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Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2015, at 5:00 PM EST | Application and Grant Details

The British Council has launched the third year call for proposals for the Bridging Voices program. This program brings together transatlantic academics and policymakers to share their expertise on topics related to religion and international affairs.

Bridging Voices awards five grants annually to groups of institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. The grants fund the organization of two academic and policy dialogues over a period of one year - one in the United States and the other in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in Europe. 
 
Bridging Voices is supported by a USD 450,000 award from the Henry Luce Foundation to the Friends of the British Council.

For more information please contact Melissa Wear at bridgingvoices@britishcouncil.org.
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Fulbright

Deadline: February 2, 2015 for France and Germany Programs | Application and Review Details

The Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the higher education systems of other countries, enabling them to enhance the international aspects of their home campus and encourage prospective study-abroad students. To learn more about this unique opportunity, including the upcoming February 2 deadline for the France and Germany programs, please visit: www.cies.org/program/fulbright-international-education-administrators-program-iea

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

February 7, 2015 | New Delhi, India
                                                                                                                                                               
If your institution is interested in engaging with Indian higher education, please consider attending and presenting at BrainGain Magazine’s Study Abroad Information Session at the 2015 One Globe conference in New Delhi. The event will have panel discussions, workshops and booths for universities looking to engage with prospective students, their parents, and teachers. 

A booth reservation includes the following:
  • A 2 x 3 meter booth to showcase programs and offerings to prospective students, parents, and teachers;
  • Two free passes for One Globe 2015, India’s leading education conference;
  • Special Breakfast Roundtable Session with principals and counselors from top schools of New Delhi NCR; and
  • 30 days of digital banner advertisements on BrainGain Magazine.
To learn more and register, universities and college representatives should visit www.braingainmag.com/student-recruitment-fair.phpl.
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February 10, 2015, at 6:30-9:00 PM EST | Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue

Interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities for your students in London? Come visit the London Universities International Partnership (LUIP) showcase event that will celebrate the outstanding achievements of London-based universities and provide information about how and why to study in London. The event will also include a film installation and dance performance created and performed by London Graduates. Institutional representatives and students are both encouraged to attend. No registration required.
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Study Abroad


Participate in the first ever Virtual Study Abroad Fair on February 25, 2015. The fair, hosted by CollegeWeekLive, the Institute of International Education, and the U.S. Department of State, is a unique opportunity to reach a large number of U.S. students who are considering pursuing a study, intern, or service learning opportunity abroad. 

We invite study abroad organizations and higher education institutions to sign up as exhibitors and promote their programs or services. We also invite Government organizations or national exchange agencies to promote their countries as study destination to U.S. students. There are a range of opportunities to exhibit, deliver a presentation, or sponsor the fair. Please register by January 23, 2015.

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Scholar Rescue Fund

Voice of America-Turkish interviews IIE-SRF’s Senior Research & Program Officer James R. King about IIE’s efforts to support Syrian university professors and students during the current crisis, as well as its recent research on Syrian refugee access to higher education in Turkey. Interview is in Turkish.

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