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The revised and expanded IIE report, "What International Students Think About U.S. Higher Education: Attitudes and Perceptions of Prospective Students From Around the World," examines the attitudes and perceptions that international students who are considering studying in the United States have of U.S. higher education and other key study destinations around the world. This version compiles the findings from a 19-country survey into one document, along with a global overview of the nearly 16,000 responses IIE received worldwide. It was produced with the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) is partnering with IIE to create a prestigious new leadership development program to support high-impact leaders driving change in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. SIF's core approach to development in Central America includes investment in leadership programs, organizational capacity building, and creating networks of social change agents with the ability to transform economies, communities and societies. SIF also recognizes partnerships and local leadership as critical elements to successful development efforts.

This innovative program seeks to develop a professional network of high-impact, social change leaders throughout Central America, and support them in leveraging their expertise to attain greater impact in their community and country. IIE’s teams in Mexico City and New York will manage the program in collaboration with SIF staff in Seattle and Mexico City, and all training activities will take place in Central America. 

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IIE’s Clare Banks and Daniel Obst write about the history of international educational engagement and ways that universities are benefiting from each other on the world stage. "What is different today is the increasing pressure to invest in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships," write Banks and Obst. "Today’s partners focus on strategy, intentionality, and results; often needing expert guidance in navigating this new playing field." This post is an excerpt from the complete article, published in EAIE’s Forum magazine.

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

At this year’s International Awards Gala IIE will honor NYU President John Sexton and renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser. This event is IIE’s largest celebration each year and brings together over 400 leaders from the business, philanthropic, diplomatic, and education sectors.

We would deeply appreciate your support and hope you will join us in purchasing tickets or a table in honor of this year’s remarkable honorees and the vital work of the Institute.

We are delighted to present John Sexton with IIE’s highest honor, the Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding. In our field, the accomplishments of Sexton and NYU are truly laudable and have set a powerful example in the global higher education community. We are eager to pay tribute to him and his leadership, and to celebrate his commitment to growing NYU from being an institution that is in and of the city, to being one that is in and of the world—a truly Global Network University. We are also delighted that renowned graphic designer and Fulbright alumnus Milton Glaser, well-known for his iconic logo and orthography, will receive the Fritz Redlich Alumni Award that evening.

The Gala celebration will also have as a special featured guest the first female President of the University of Tikrit who was forced to flee Iraq following the June 2014 ISIS takeover and is now undertaking a Scholar Rescue Fund fellowship in the U.S. Midwest.

At a time when there are so many challenges worldwide, your support is needed now more than ever to help advance the impact of IIE and our honorees’ missions to develop strong, talented leaders with open minds who are able to create a more cohesive and tolerant next generation.

IIENetwork members and Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners are eligible for a reduced rate.
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This report documents developments in German higher education, including record-breaking levels of foreign student enrollments. — DAAD, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the German Center for Research on Higher Education and Science Studies 

Rahul Choudaha’s article discusses various "blockages" to innovation and adaptation among higher education institutions, based on a new report from the TIAACREF Institute. He recommends that institutes redefine their value to the public and partner with new stakeholders. — Huffington Post

IIE President Allan Goodman weighs in on a debate on how cautious universities should be about sending students and faculty to areas where the State Department has issued a travel warning. — Denver Post
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Conferences

February 29–March 4, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia | Read More
Abstract Deadline: August 7, 2015 | Registration Deadline: November 30, 2015

The APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the most well-known forums in the Asia-Pacific region for bringing together policy-makers and education experts from around the world to improve professional skills and learn about new developments in international education. The theme for the 2016 APAIE conference is "Asia Pacific – A Global Education and Research Powerhouse: New models of cooperation in research engagement and education mobility for the 2020s."
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Deadlines

Application Deadline: September 1, 2015 | Read More

The School of International Relations (SIR) in Iran is pleased to announce the beginning of the 7th round of the MA degree program in Iranian Studies for international students in the coming September. This unique degree is especially designed to meet the increasing global demand for an accredited academic program focusing on Contemporary Iran. MACIS is a one-year program requiring 28 credits for coursework and 4 credits for the research essay in fulfillment of the official requirements of graduate studies in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The working language of the program is English.
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Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2015 | Read More | Contact

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange activity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the U.S. for an academic year of non-degree study and practical experience.  Fellows are placed according to their professional field in groups of eight to fifteen at universities around the country.  

IIE is inviting proposals from universities interested in hosting a group of Humphrey Fellows in the field of Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention. The proposal deadline is September 15, 2015. Proposals will undergo competitive review, including external peer evaluation. Universities selected to serve as host campuses for the Humphrey Fellowship Program will be eligible to receive a group of Fellows starting in academic year 2016-17, renewable over the following four academic years.
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Fulbright

Application Deadline: August 3, 2015 | Apply Now

There’s still time to apply to the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program! The program offers nearly 600 awards in over 125 countries in teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

To learn more, we encourage you to join our final Virtual Advising session, designed to answer your questions about the award offerings and application process, on Thursday, July 30th at 11:00 AM (EDT). To view all award offerings, visit our catalog of awards.

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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Kenny Fries, an author and faculty at Goddard College in Vermont, undertook his Fulbright U.S. Scholar research grant to Japan in 2005-2006 to gather material for his book, In the Province of the Gods. In his book, Fries shares his experience in Japan as a foreigner with a disability and explores how the United States and Japan view the body and physical difference.

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Partnerships

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with IIE, will welcome 41 government officials and higher education administrators from 18 countries to the United States for the EducationUSA Leadership Institutes on July 28th, 2015. These Leadership Institutes are a new initiative designed to increase understanding of U.S. higher education and to provide a unique opportunity for representatives from the United States and participating countries to cultivate a globally competent workforce. During the three Leadership Institutes, participants will complete academic residencies and explore topics such as the internationalization of graduate education, industry-private sector linkages, and student mobility.

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Study Abroad

October 2, 2015, in Washington, DC | Register by August 29, 2015 | Contact

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

The session will be held under the umbrella of the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad, which will bring education, government, and business leaders and journalists together for action-oriented discussions on how to ensure international experience is a key part of a 21st Century education and make study abroad opportunities available to all. Register for the Summit today!
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