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September 29, 2015, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City | Register | Contact

IIE’s annual Gala is a very special celebration attended by more than 500 prominent business, civic, and philanthropic leaders, and provides a wonderful venue to honor and celebrate individuals and organizations that have shown exemplary leadership in international education. The year’s Gala, "Our City, Our World: Celebrating the Transformative Power of International Education," will honor Dr. John Sexton, president, New York University, and Milton Glaser, renowned graphic designer, and will feature the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund. The Gala has been generously underwritten by the Angelson Family.

IIENetwork members and Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners are eligible for a reduced rate.
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Universities and policymakers from around the world gathered at the University of York on July 17 to formulate the York Accord, declaring a commitment to protect and rebuild higher education caught in the crossfire of armed conflict. IIE joined with Brookings Doha Center and the University of York to convene a workshop addressing 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.  In the coming months, the conveners will reach out to the higher education community to ask them to support the York Accord. See the press release to read more about the York Accord workshop and download a copy.

Take action: Show your support by tweeting about the York Accord using #Yorkaccord and email your comments and letters of support to: support-york-accord@york.ac.uk.
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The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. For 75 years—and for more than 40 years with IIE—IVLP has been bringing current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields to experience the United States firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Follow IVLPIIEDC on Facebook to see how IVLP creates the experiences and connections that bring cultures closer together while tackling global challenges.
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The Russian Parliament is proposing to ban certain foreign scientists and organizations operating in Russia who may pose a threat to the country’s national security. The bans may apply to programs of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the Soros Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, among others. — University World News

The possibility of a warmer relationship between the United States and Iran is likely to benefit efforts to develop links in higher education, though a variety of challenges would persist. — The Chronicle of Higher Education

The worldwide survey shows that parents believe study abroad will help their children stand out in competitive job markets. — The PIE News

In most European countries, students begin studying their first foreign language as a compulsory school subject between the ages of 6 and 9, whereas many U.S. states individual school districts to set language requirements. — Pew Research Center
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Conferences

October 2, 2015, in Washington, DC | Registration Deadline: August 29, 2015

Hosted by the DC Public Schools Global Education office and featuring speakers from the Asia Society and Longview Foundation, join district-level leaders and administrators for a focused brainstorming session to  examine the growing field of K-12 global education, the role of study abroad in K-12 global education initiatives, and discuss next steps for developing students’ global competence and a "culture of travel" in local school districts. A key takeaway will be how to create a K-12 environment in which global experiences are the expectation rather than the exception. The session will be held under the umbrella of the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad.
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December 7–9, 2015, in Philadelphia | Submission Deadline: July 31, 2015 | Contact

This global competition aims at identifying the most innovative pedagogies to enhance learning of higher education students or their employability. Last year, Reimagine Education culminated in a three-day conference in Philadelphia where 200 delegates and thought leaders discussed the evolving changes to higher education pedagogy that are needed by both today’s students and employers. Wharton – QS Stars Reimagine Education 2015 will expand the scope of these discussions, addressing concerns of academics, and businesses catering services to higher education needs.
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February 21–24, 2016, in Montreal, Canada | Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2015 | Contact

AIEA invites the submission of proposals for its 2016 conference, "Building a Better World: The Academy as Leader." Session proposals should describe a 75-minute process that leaves at least 35 minutes for discussion. AIEA strongly encourages session proposals that include 2-3 presenters (maximum is 3 presenters), at least one whom is an SIO; with the exception of round-tables, which should include only 1-2 facilitators and no formal presentation. Please note that session presenters are required to register for the conference.
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Deadlines

Nomination Deadline: August 3, 2015 | Nomination Details | Contact

The IIE Kaufman Prize recognizes that international education is more critical than ever to promoting international understanding and seeks to honor those who have taken it upon themselves to promote the cause. The Prize will honor a national leader or public official for his or her work in promoting and developing international education at the tertiary level.

Previous Prize Recipients include Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, and Fasli Jalal, Vice Minister of National Education to the Republic of Indonesia. The selection will be made by a jury comprised of members of the Institute’s Board of Trustees and chaired by Dr. John Sexton, President of New York University.
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Proposal Deadline: September 16, 2015 | Learn More | Contact

IIE’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES) is pleased to invite U.S. campuses to apply to host scholars for the 2016 Afghanistan Junior Faculty Development Program (AJFDP). This 10-week program will sponsor 10 junior faculty members from Afghanistan to be placed at one selected U.S. institution for intensive professional development from January through March 2016. The selected institution will enjoy a unique opportunity to establish lasting relationships with faculty members at universities in the scholars’ home countries and to build upon current efforts to internationalize their campuses and surrounding communities.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by IIE/CIES, AJFDP is designed to enhance and broaden the professional skill sets of junior faculty in various disciplines, provide insight into the American system of higher education, and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Afghanistan.
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The AIFS Foundation’s Academic Year in America program invites you to join hundreds of host families across the U.S. who will be welcoming an international student to their home and hearts this year. Students, ages 15–18, from around the world become a true member of their American host family while attending high school. You can host for a welcome period of 4–6 weeks, a semester, or an academic year. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is an advocate of international education to bring a new perspective to your home and community. For more information please contact Melanie French, mfrench@aifs.org 203-399-5100.
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Fulbright

Application Deadline for Most Awards: August 3, 2015 | Learn More

The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is less than two weeks away! There are over 550 awards available. Some opportunities are widely known, while others may be overlooked. When selecting an award from the Catalog of Awards, you may want to pay special attention to some of these "hidden gems" for each region.

The Core Program overview and application guidelines as well as project statement samples will be helpful as you progress with the application. Review committees consider professional qualifications and requisite experience, intellectual merits, quality and feasibility of the proposal, and impactful projects with broad multiplier effects.

Join one of our upcoming Virtual Advising Webinars, on July 23rd and 30th for application support and suggestions. Please contact the U.S. Program team at scholars@iie.org with any questions; we are happy to offer advice and guidance throughout the application process.

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

This guidebook is designed for U.S. universities and colleges interested in building partnerships with Russian institutions of higher education. By providing examples and best practices from successful U.S.-Russian university partnerships, this book will help academic professionals anticipate challenges and solve problems together with their Russian counterparts. Topics covered by the book include an overview of the Russian system of higher education, an analysis of motivations for creating a partnership, step-by-step guidelines for finding a partner, examples of partnership models, and an outline of how to finance a partnership.

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Study Abroad

July 29, 2015, at 3:00 PM CDT | Register

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program would like to invite you, your colleagues, and students to the fifth webinar in our Gilman Web Symposium Series for the 2014-2015 academic year, "Studying and Interning in China and the Americas."

This web symposium, moderated by Gilman Program staff member Courtney Castillo, will bring together representatives from the U.S. Department of State and EducationUSA to discuss the importance of China and the Americas to U.S. foreign policy and higher education, giving a current overview of their country or region of expertise and projections for the future. Two Gilman alumni will also provide insight from their experience studying abroad in China and Costa Rica. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs encourages students to not only consider studying and interning abroad, but also to explore non-traditional locations as they build upon mutual cultural understanding.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program, please visit the website at www.iie.org/gilman or contact gilmanadvisors@iie.org.
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October 1–2, 2015, in Washington, DC

The IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will feature four high-level plenary debates, 20 action-oriented sessions, think tanks, and many networking opportunities, as well as an engaging expo hall. We've added new speakers to the line-up and a detailed overview of the plenary and panel sessions. Visit the summit website to see what's new, and secure your place today!

IIE has a special negotiated rate for accommodation with the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC for Summit participants. The group rate discounted hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve base.

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With nearly 650 Generation Study Abroad commitment partners, the list of resources and opportunities available to the community keeps on growing. Be sure to check the Generation Study Abroad Opportunities webpage frequently for a list of scholarships, resources, and tools available to the commitment partner network.

Opportunities Include: 
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