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IIE has announced its first round of Generation Study Abroad Scholarships, to be awarded to 160 students at 26 commitment partner colleges and universities. The goal of the scholarships is to help make study abroad opportunities accessible to all students, especially those that are typically underrepresented in U.S. study abroad. As a lead partner, the Government of Ireland is supporting IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarships for study in Ireland. Additional scholarships will be awarded by IIE's Study Abroad Fund with the support of IIE, STA Travel, and individual donors, with matching funding provided by the selected campuses. 

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Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015 | Learn More | Contact

In a bold effort to double the number of U.S. students who study abroad by the end of the decade, the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the New York Times in Education, is seeking 1-3 minute digital submissions from study abroad returnees that demonstrate how study abroad gave them an edge, the impact it had on their life and the world, and how reading the New York Times helped them navigate, enhance, or make sense of their experience.

Two winning digital stories will be selected and highlighted in the New York Times in Education, IIE’s Generation Study Abroad website, and across social media. Additionally, the winners will receive:
  • An iPad
  • $1,000
  • A trip to Washington, DC, to attend the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad on October 1- 2, 2015 as a "Generation Study Abroad Voice"
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In support of increasing academic ties between the United States and Iran, IIE and the University at Albany, convened a one-day workshop on May 13 to facilitate higher education dialogue between the two countries. The workshop provided a critical opportunity for academics and administrators in the public health and medical sciences to explore one another’s academic contexts, exchange perspectives about these fields, and discuss potential areas of collaboration, as part of the IIE Center for International Partnership’s broader Iran Initiative. Several participants noted the event as an important first step in the peacebuilding process between Iran and the United States.

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The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE), a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by MIUSA, announced #BlindAbroad, a campaign to increase awareness to the blind and low vision community on the benefits of studying, teaching, and/or volunteering abroad. MIUSA’s website offers various ways you can join and promote the campaign.

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Seventeen African diaspora professors from higher education institutions in the United States and Canada will travel to African universities as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. — The PIE News

Educators often talk about how U.S. high school students perform below many international peers. This article highlights the importance of an international experience for high school students. — Huffington Post

Recent studies have shown that international experiences may improve cognitive abilities associated with creativity. — The Atlantic

An influx of foreign undergrads is bringing tuition dollars and diverse perspectives to U.S. campuses. — Education DIVE
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Conferences

September, 25–26, 2015, in London | Early Registration Deadline: July 14, 2015 | Contact

Registration is now open for USA College Day London 2015. In its 38th year, USA College Day is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in Europe, with 2014’s event attracting 4,500+ visitors and over 180 exhibitors. College Day provides a cost-effective way to reach thousands of prospective UK students at one time. During the 2013-2014 academic year, over 10,000 British students pursued study in the United States—a nearly 8 percent rise from the previous year and the largest increase in over a decade. Thus, 2015 is the perfect time to recruit UK students.
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May 27, 2015, at 7:00–8:00 PM in New York City | Reserve Tickets

How has the FBI changed since the 2001 attacks? The 9/11 Review Commission recently released its findings on the FBI's efforts to prevent another attack on the United States. Commissioner Bruce Hoffman and Commission Executive Director John Gannon will discuss the Bureau's evolution. This program is part of a series at the 9/11 Museum that explores current events in the Middle East and the violent spread of Islamist radicalism.
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Fulbright

Application Deadline: August 3, 2015 | Learn More | Contact


Europe and Eurasia is the largest regional program within the Fulbright Scholar Program with over 280 unique awards.Applicants can propose to teach, research, or pursue a combination of both at some of the best universities and research institutions in the world. As the Bologna Process shapes higher education across Europe, now is an exceptionally exciting time to collaborate with colleagues at European institutions of higher education.

Europe and Eurasia offers an exceptionally diverse range of opportunities, from regional awards in France and Italy to discipline specific awards, such as the Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art and STEM opportunities to Postdoctoral and Early Career awards. A Fulbright grant in Europe and Eurasia will enable you to contribute to the rapidly changing landscape of higher education and gain a deep understanding of societies and cultures in the host countries. Browse opportunities, view sample project statements, and learn by visiting our 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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Study Abroad

As Generation Study Abroad continues to gain momentum, the team is excited to welcome over 100 new commitment partners from around the world, bringing the total to more than 630 partners who have pledged significant actions to increase U.S. students studying abroad. Many of the new partners are international universities and organizations that have committed to increase the number of U.S. students going to their countries to study. IIE and the Generation Study Abroad Team are thrilled to see our network expanding and extend a warm welcome to all new partners.
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