Two teams of middle and high school-aged girls, who took part in IIE’s WeTech
India Afterschool Program in Bengaluru have been selected as 2015 Technovation finalists and will present their mobile apps in a competition at the Technovation World Pitch Event in San Francisco on June 24th.
The finalists were among 14 teams of middle and high school-aged girls from Bengaluru, who were matched through WeTech with Qualcomm, Target, and Goldman Sachs volunteer mentors in January for the 12-week Technovation curriculum. The teams developed ideas and plans for innovative mobile apps that addressed a social problem in their local community. At the end of the project, teams submitted their finalized pitch and demo videos to the global Technovation competition, along with business plans and app descriptions, competing with other teams in the Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
WeTech is a consortium of dedicated partners led by IIE to design and support a series of innovative activities that provide training, build networks and offer professional opportunities to help women and girls around the world enter STEM fields and succeed in technology careers.
IIE President Allan E. Goodman discusses declining U.S. student enrollment in foreign-language studies. "The U.S. Foreign Service has fewer Arabic speakers than my alma mater has students majoring in film studies," writes Goodman. "While English tends to be the lingua franca there are still many reasons to learn more than a few words from people with whom we share the world."
Wings University, based in Germany, was recently founded to help remove the barriers facing refugees by offering a low-cost virtual educational institution. — Al-Fanar Media
In the hopes that the young Syrians will someday help rebuild their country, universities around the world, including members of IIE’s Syria Consortium, are seeking to fill an educational vacuum created by the Syrian refugee situation. — ABC News
An increasing number of Americans are taking advantage of free tuition in Germany. This article breaks down the overall costs, showing a significant financial advantage for U.S. students. — BBC News
EducationUSA will host a pavilion at the European Association for International Education Conference (EAIE) and will provide space for accredited U.S. higher education institutions. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your institution and especially to build partnerships with institutions in Europe and other world regions. With Erasmus+ funding available for short-term exchange programs, meeting colleagues from European institutions is easiest at EAIE which reaches more than 5,000 higher education professionals from over 90 countries, including 600 exhibitors. You can choose from more than 200 sessions and workshops and about 20 networking events.
IIE and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are currently accepting registrations for the 18th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education. 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. IIE will kick-start the event with a pre-conference networking dinner on Wednesday, November 4th. During the two-day conference, we will hear panelists and presenters speak about Building Strategic International Partnerships, the theme of this year's Colloquium.
Reaffirming the commitment to expand educational opportunities in order to contribute to the development of human capital in the Americas, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities , with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Division of Educational Topics and the Pan American Health Organization join forces again in this 5th edition of the Partnerships Program for Education and Training Scholarships.
The United States is linked to the countries of the Western Hemisphere by physical proximity, shared values, and vast cultural, commercial, and demographic ties. Through decades of collaboration and partnership, Western Hemisphere nations have built strong networks that facilitate the efficient movement of knowledge, ideas, and technology throughout the region. With an increasingly diverse offering of awards, opportunities abound for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in original and pioneering research and teaching activities in Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Most countries in the Western Hemisphere welcome applications from any field of study and offer broad and flexible opportunities through All Disciplines, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences and Humanities awards.
- Brazil: Over 40 grants are available across all disciplines and career stages.
- Canada: In partnership with the Norlien Foundation, Fulbright Canada offers three grants through the Distinguished Chair in Brain Science and Family Wellness award.
- Haiti: A new award with Quisqueya University seeks to prepare students to address the economic and social development needs of Haiti.
- Mexico: U.S. Studies opportunities are available at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and the Universidad Veracruzana to mentor students and teach undergraduate courses in English.
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.
IIE welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,400 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 the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators.
This resource includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus.
Chestnut Hill College
Membership Contact: Trachanda Brown
, Director of Global Education
Eastern European Universities Association
Membership Contact: Yulia Yakovleva
, Director of Development
International Leadership Academy
Membership Contact: Massene Mboup
International Service Learning Alliance
Membership Contact: Jenny Sowry
, Int'l Operations Manager
Jerome Lohez 9/11 Foundation
Membership Contact: Dening Lohez
, Founder & President
National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning
Membership Contact: Beth Leonard
, Marketing Communications Manager
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
Membership Contact: Rumi Kondo
, Director of Academic Programs Office
Membership Contact: Leslie Alldritt
, VPAA and Dean of the Faculty
Robert Morris University
Membership Contact: Kellie Laurenzi
, Dean of Admissions
St. John Fisher College
Membership Contact: Eileen Lynd-Balta
, Assistant Provost
Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne
Membership Contact: Fanny Kebani
, International Relations
The IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will bring education, government, business leaders, and journalists together in Washington, DC, for action-oriented discussions on how to ensure international experience is a key part of a 21st Century education. We invite you to join the conversation, learn and share innovative solutions to increase and diversify the study abroad population, and discover new models that work for campuses and employers.
Plenary speakers to date include:
- Philippe Blondiaux, CFO, Chanel USA
- Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University
- Pierluigi Dinelli, CEO, Pirelli Tire North America
- Ruth Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Executive, Bank of America Merril Lynch
- Peter D. Hancock, President and Chief Executive Officer, AIG
- Peter Lengyel, CEO, Safran USA
- Moraa Onyonka, Director, Partnerships & Brand Engagement, Travel Noire
- Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
- Amanda Ripley, Journalist and Author
- Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
The IIE Summit offers ample opportunities to network with U.S. and international Commitment Partners and you are invited to attend a special reception at a local Embassy. We look forward to seeing you this fall in Washington, DC.