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What will it take to double study abroad? It will take partners from across all sectors and many bold new actions. The IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will bring together creative thinkers from a variety of perspectives and sectors, including education, business and government leaders and journalists. We invite you to join the conversation, so that together we can learn and share innovative solutions to increase and diversify study abroad participation.

We've added Think Tanks on "Linking International Education to Student Employability" and on "Making the Most of Your Commitment" to the schedule. Visit the Summit website to see what's new, and secure your place today!

                                

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In his speech in Hanoi on Friday marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of normal diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam, Secretary of State Kerry highlighted IIE’s work in building partnerships between universities as one of the major accomplishments in promoting educational ties between the two countries.

"We have learned through years of mistakes that a healthy environment and a healthy economy go hand in hand. So does a high performing system of education. ... To succeed in today’s global economy, graduates must know more than what to think. They must also know how to think and they must have the incentive to innovate and to pursue new ideas. One way to ensure that is to create partnerships between top academic institutions, which is exactly the course that we are on. The Institute of International Education has sponsored a series of partnerships between U.S. universities and Vietnam. The University of Hawaii offers an Executive MBA program that is accredited in the United States and in Vietnam. And thanks to the hard work and vision of people like Tommy Vallely – and an endorsement from the government here – we’re moving ahead with the founding of Fulbright University in Ho Chi Minh City. In fact, just last month, Vietnam issued a license for construction to begin on the school, which is affiliated with Harvard and will emphasize academic freedom and an awareness of what the global marketplace demands."
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IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman shares his remarks on "building bridges in times of crisis" given at the summit on the internationalization of higher education convened in Germany in conjunction with this year’s G7. "The world we share is made less dangerous when we promote international exchange and respond to emergencies with rescue schemes whenever they arise," writes Goodman. He notes that educational partnerships are often forged in even the most politically challenging areas.

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In this photo from IIE’s 1995 Annual Report, Nyanga Tshabalala shares a smile with the "Sesame Street" character Elmo. Nyanga was one of six South Africans who in 1995, one year after the end of apartheid, spent six-month affiliations with Children's Television Workshop. They studied multimedia educational programming for preschoolers with a view to adapting "Sesame Street" for South Africa. The IIE-administered fellowships were funded by the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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Following the arrival of an unprecedented number of Syrian migrants on the Greek islands in recent weeks, the University of the Aegean is seeking permission to admit refugees arriving on the Greek islands. — Times Higher Education

Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua provides a thorough assessment of Africa’s progress in restructuring its laws to accommodate academic freedom. He argues, however, that improved laws will strengthen the ability of universities to create new ideas and intellectual properties essential to the growth of the knowledge economy. — University World News

This article reports on new efforts to expand U.S.-Iran academic partnerships, including IIE’s Iran Higher Education Initiative and new paper "Reinventing Academic Ties: Opportunities for US-Iran Higher Education Cooperation." — The PIE News
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Conferences

November 4–6, 2015, in Manila | Early Registration Deadline: August 30, 2015 | Contact

Through engagement of culture, technology, design thinking, community empowerment and collaboration, developing world educators are innovating around the severe resource constraints that have hindered past educational efforts. Representing much more than just MOOCs, these models are disrupting educational traditions and providing effective opportunities for people and markets where they work. This conference will challenge business educators to use the inspiration and ideas these models provide to find better ways to deliver business concepts to students and differentiate themselves in their own markets.
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Deadlines

Survey Closes: August 19, 2015 | Complete Survey Online

The International Student Census Survey, which captures fall 2014 data on international students in the U.S., is part of the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The Open Doors report, supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, has long been regarded as the authoritative source for statistical data on international student flows to the United States. IIE’s research team relies on the efforts of dedicated individuals from each U.S. institution to help keep these statistics as current and accurate as possible. 

If you have any questions about the survey, need to update your institution’s contact or require login information, please send an email to iieresearch@iie.org or call (212) 984-5554.
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Application Deadline: September 17, 2015 | Learn More | Contact

The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund (IBEX) provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region. This fund supports indigenous peoples and local communities to have a voice in the policies and forums that concern biocultural diversity at a global level. IIE Global Learning Programs is pleased to announce the IBEX Autumn 2015 competition for events and exchanges occurring October 2015 through February 2016.
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Partnerships

Deadline: August 31, 2015 | Contact

Now is the time to renew your IIENetwork membership, which will allow you to continue to take full advantage of the many resources IIE offers. IIE membership renewal forms for the 2015/2016 academic year have been sent by email to the membership contact at each member institution. If you have not yet renewed your IIE membership, please take a moment to complete your renewal by August 30.

IIENetwork is IIE's membership program, with over 1,300 member institutions around the world. Each membership designee is an important link in a network of over 7,000 individuals with a commitment to the internationalization of their institutions. As an IIENetwork member, you benefit from international education publications, resources, discounts, and sharing best practices. IIE's offices around the world work closely with members to assist you in accessing IIE's expertise and information on the many programs for which your students and faculty may be eligible.

As an IIENetwork member, your campus will receive complimentary copies of our valuable print resources, including the Open Doors report, the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators, the IIENetworker magazine, and more. You will also be able to access members-only data on www.iie.org, receive member discounts for IIE's International Academic Partnership Program, and your IIENetwork membership ensures that you are eligible to nominate the innovative programs at your campus for the 2016 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards.

You can renew your membership, update your designees, and pay the membership dues for your institution online. For more information on how to renew online, visit www.abdi-ecommerce10.com/iiemembership. If you need an invoice, or for more information, please email membership@iie.org.
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Study Abroad

Spring and Early Summer Application Deadline: October 6, 2015, 11:59 PM CT | Learn More

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2016 and summer 2016 terms. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.

Advisors have until October 13 to certify Spring 2016 applications and Summer 2016 early applications.

The Summer 2016 early application is for students who are already applying to their summer 2016 study or intern abroad program and would prefer earlier notification of their scholarship application status (February 2016) to better plan their financial commitments. The Gilman Program will continue to offer a summer application for students in January, in conjunction with the fall 2015/academic year 2015-2016 application cycle, with March 1, 2016 deadline.  

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 19,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,100 institutions. Thanks to all supporters of the Gilman Scholarship Program.
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