The U.S. Study Abroad Survey captures data on U.S. students traveling abroad for academic credit and is part of our annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The compilation of data published in Open Doors is only possible with the assistance of international education and other higher education professionals at institutions throughout the United States who voluntarily provide their data for aggregate reporting in Open Doors.
The Open Doors report, supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, has long been regarded as the authoritative source for statistical data on international student flows to the United States. For more information about Open Doors and to access data highlights, visit our website at www.iie.org/OpenDoors
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Namrata Jha, Director of IIE’s New Delhi office, shares about a recent visit of high school girls to a Verizon facility in India, concluding their year-long Verizon Innovative Learning Program (VILP)
. The program promotes STEM education among girls and includes a mentorship program with Verizon volunteers. "The girls built a rapport with their mentors, exchanged thoughts and ideas, shared dreams, and, together, weaved pathways to catch their dreams," writes Jha.
Philippa Nuttall joined IIE
on February 17, 2015, as the new Director of IIE’s office in Mexico City. Philippa brings over 20 years of management experience in the higher education, business-to-business and nonprofit sectors, as well as extensive experience in Mexico and throughout the region. Nuttall previously served as Director of Development for Fundación UNAM (the foundation of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Mexico’s largest public university. She also served as the Director of Planning and Institutional Development for Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Contact the IIE/Mexico office
Author Thomas Chatterton Williams urges black Americans to seek international experiences and challenges the belief that expatriation is a "luxury reserved for those with economic and social capital." — New York Times
The CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance explains why organizations need "executives with international experience, cross-cultural communication skills, and multiple language fluency" and shares the Alliance’s three "Golden Rules" for recruiting the best global talent. — World Economic Forum
Marjorie Cohen gives advice for students on how to study abroad in Florence, Italy, on a budget and includes an itemized list of typical costs. — Investopedia.com
The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will be hosting this year's annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education from Nov. 5-6, 2015 in IIE’s New York City headquarters. The Annual Colloquium attracts engineering and foreign language deans and faculty along with study abroad professionals, administrators, and senior leadership at higher education institutions. Representatives from industry and various government agencies are also in attendance.
We are currently soliciting proposals for presentations and sessions. Session topics include:
- Engineering and entrepreneurship
- Foreign language acquisition and engineering education
- Beyond transactional partnerships
- New York as a destination for STEM
- Funding opportunities
GHC is a locally organized conference in New York City modeled after the international Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). GHC will be a day of learning and networking focused on advancing a gender diverse workforce in New York. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in sessions on technology, career development and a career fair, and explore ways to attract top technology talent in various industries.
Goodwin Procter presents this full-day event created to address issues faced by trustees, officers and in-house counsel at colleges, universities, and research institutions. Dr. Susan Hockfield, President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, MIT, will be the luncheon keynote speaker and will speak on "The University as a Driver of Innovation and Economic Development." Event topics will include: sexual assault investigations and Title IX compliance; best practices for technology commercialization; tenure and the law; and endowment risk management.
The Fiscal Year 2015 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) has been announced. The DDRA Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6–12 months.
Students can still view presentations and booths through May 26th | Learn more
Last week, IIE, CollegeWeekLive, and the U.S. Department of State hosted the first ever virtual study abroad fair for U.S. high school and university students to learn more about the benefits of study abroad, program options, potential host countries, and funding opportunities. College and organization pages and expert presentations continue to be available on-demand through May 26, 2015. Students can login
- How studying abroad will help your career
- Which study abroad opportunities await you
- Where to find study abroad scholarships and financial aid
- What students who have studied abroad have to say
Following a very successful first round, a second round of Education New Zealand's travel awards is underway. The awards are part of the commitment to IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, designed to make a study abroad experience in New Zealand more attainable. Awards range from USD 500 to 2,000 to cover various study abroad expenses. The current crop of scholarship winners are busy documenting their time in New Zealand on Instagram
Study abroad is now longer only for the wealthy, and Millennials are taking note. Data shows they study abroad in higher numbers than any previous generation. According to IIE's Daniel Obst, interviewed for the article, destinations are slowly becoming more diverse. As students realize the impact of globalization on their career goals, they are turning to destinations such as India, Brazil and China. — USA Today College
Scholar Rescue Fund
Since 2005, Jordan has generously opened its doors to nearly 100 IIE Scholar Rescue Fund
grantees, the vast majority of whom were fleeing violence from neighboring Iraq. Following the summer 2014 crisis in northern Iraq, IIE-SRF's partner institutions in Jordan responded promptly to the need by offering temporary appointments to IIE-SRF scholars from Mosul and Tikrit in particular. Jordan now ranks second globally for the number of IIE-SRF scholars welcomed to its campuses.