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The Institute of International Education is joining with the University of York and the Brookings Doha Center on July 17 to convene university and policy leaders to declare a commitment to protect and rebuild higher education caught in the crossfire of armed conflict. The "York Accord" workshop will address the pressing need for creative thinking on how best to respond to the challenges higher education faces in conflict-affected countries and what is the best way to contribute towards recovery and transition. Key participants include Former President of Portugal and laureate of the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize, Jorge Sampaio, Professor Sultan Barakat, Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, and Dr. Allan Goodman, president of IIE. Other academics from around the world who will take part include Professor Joseph Isaac, President of the African Methodist Episcopal University, Liberia, and Habibullah Habib, the President of Kabul University. 

During the University of York graduation ceremony on July 16, Allan Goodman will receive an honorary degree, recognizing his contributions to higher education and his leadership of the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund.

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Roughly 15 months after IIE launched the Generation Study Abroad® initiative, it’s time to take stock. Are we making progress? Can we achieve our goal of doubling study abroad by the end of the decade? With nearly 650 commitment partners pledging tangible actions to increase study abroad participation, IIE’s Daniel Obst takes a look at what this means for the future of study abroad in the United States.

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The Institute of International Education is seeking motivated, qualified international education professionals to provide one year of mentorship to counterparts at universities in Myanmar through the IIE Connecting with the World course. Piloted from 2013-2014, this hybrid distance course provides higher education professionals in Myanmar with training on how to develop and manage an international office. In the 2015 – 2016 cycle, IIE is offering a Level 1 Basic course and Level 2 Intermediate course. Mentors will be paired with one or two course participants from either of the course levels, providing weekly guidance on assignments and other course material. 

Communication is mainly performed via e-mail and Skype. Past mentors have been critical to the success of the course by providing helpful guidance to colleagues in Myanmar who have a keen interest in internationalizing their campuses, and acting as a link for fostering closer ties between their home institutions and their mentees’ institutions. Mentorship lasts from October 2015 – October 2016 and is estimated to take approximately 1-2 hours per week.

Interested professionals should complete an application and email it to Charles von Rosenberg (CVonRosenberg@iie.org) by August 7th. To download the application and access more information, please visit the IIE Myanmar Higher Education site

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In alliance with our media partner, Naylor, IIE would like to make IIENetwork members aware of two marketing opportunities in advance of the upcoming IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad, taking place on October 1–2, 2015:

  1. The Official Guide for the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. This is the publication that will be distributed to all attendees at the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad. Promote your program or service to participants and showcase your commitment to study abroad. Learn more

  2. IIENetworker Magazine: This is the Institute's flagship magazine. See a recent issue here. The digital and print versions of each issue reach more than 8,000 international education professionals around the world. The upcoming Fall 2015 issue on "The Impact of International Education" will be distributed at the upcoming IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad and will have a special advertising section just for Commitment Partners. Advertising submissions for the fall issue are due July 31, 2015. Learn more

Should you wish to participate in these marketing opportunities, please contact Jeff Bunkin at Naylor at jbunkin@naylor.com.

To register for the IIE Summit, visit: www.iie.org/Programs/GSA-Summit/Registration

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Conferences

October 10-11, 205, in Babolsar, Iran | Learn More | Contact

The organizers of the International Student Conference of Economics (ISCE) are pleased to invite you, and related researchers and postgraduate students to participate at the conference. The conference will, moreover, be a non-profit scientific forum the aim of which is to provide a platform for academics, practitioners, consultants, scholars, researchers, policy makers and graduate students, to present their papers and to share their experiences, offer new ideas and share research results, discuss practical challenges and reach practical solutions through research work. The conference will be held on 10th and 11th of October 2015 at the University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran. The language of the conference will be English.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission of abstracts: July 20, 2015 | Learn More

All papers and abstracts will be published in refereed conference proceedings (online). Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the Iranian Economic Review and International Journal of Business and Development Studies. All participants will receive participation certificates, and the three best papers will be awarded a prize at the terminating conference ceremony.

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Deadlines


Deadline: July 25, 2015 |
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The Institute of International Education is currently preparing the 2016 edition of its annual directory Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE's online search engine www.fundingusstudy.org.

With more than 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on locating funding for study in the United States. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States. All basic listings are free of charge and provide an excellent opportunity to publicize your institution's programs.



How to Add or Update Scholarship Listings:

For institutions whose listings appeared in the previous year's directory, we ask that you verify and update your listings.

Institutions whose listings did not appear in previous years' directories can add scholarships or grants that are available for international students.

We offer affordable opportunities to further promote your organization. For details, see www.fundingusstudy.org/Advertising.asp, or contact Jeff Bunkin at Naylor, LLC, at 352.333.3342 or via email at jbunkin@naylor.com.

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Fulbright


The August 3, 2015 deadline for the 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is quickly approaching! If you are unsure of where to begin when selecting an award from the Catalog of Awards, you might start by looking at one of the larger programs. With both named and Distinguished Chair awards and broad All Disciplines opportunities,Austria, Brazil, Canada,India, and Spain have an extraordinary number of options. Join one of our upcoming Virtual Advising Webinars for application support and suggestions.

There are over 350 Awards in 131 Countries actively targeting early career and postdoctoral scholars in the current competition. Israel and Brazil host key programs but there are many more to choose from. These awards present an excellent opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources, and to make long-lasting connections with others in their fields.

Please consult the application guidelines as you continue with the application process and contact the U.S. Program team at scholars@iie.org with any questions.

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


The best-selling, A Student Guide to Study Abroad, is now available in Bookshare, a site dedicated to providing access to reading materials a library of materials for those who have difficulty reading traditional print materials. Anyone in the world with a qualifying print disability, such as visual impairment, physical disability, or severe learning disability, may join Bookshare. Joining is free for qualified U.S. students and schools. Access through Bookshare.

Print and e-book formats of are for sale at www.iie.org/publications. Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners are eligible to receive a free e-book for distribution throughout their institution. Contact jgrosh@iie.org.

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