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International Academic Partnership Program Launches Applications for Three Countries 
IIE’s Center for International Partnerships is pleased to launch three partnership programs for 2016 featuring New Zealand, Mexico, and Cuba. All three applications are open now! Please visit the official IAPP website for more information or get started on the application now by following the link below: 
All three programs follow the IIE International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) model, which has assisted more than 200 institutions around the world to develop strategic academic partnerships since 2009. Over the course of each program, institutions participate in a number of training activities focused on implementing sustainable partnerships and developing a strategic plan to increase academic collaboration with the select focus country. Core program elements include:
          •   Guided strategic planning
          •   Expert mentorship
          •   A delegation to the focus country
          •   Key information and resources
This year’s programs each offer unique experiences to explore academic partnership opportunities in three diverse locations. Eligible institutions are open to apply to more than one program using the same application and each application will be assessed on an individual basis. For more information about all three programs and details on the selection criteria used by IIE to assess applications, please refer to the IAPP website. A special webinar will be held on April 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to explain and answer any questions about the new online application process: Register for IAPP Application Informational Webinar.

New Zealand
U.S. – New Zealand Partnership Program
A special initiative supported by Education New Zealand
In partnership with Education New Zealand, a Generation Study Abroad country partner, the U.S. – New Zealand Partnership Program seeks to increase academic collaboration between U.S. higher education institutions and New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs). ITPs are institutions of higher education that combine theoretical teaching with practical, hands-on experience through industry projects, work placements and internships. The program will include a study tour to New Zealand with visits to six ITPs and attendance at the New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC) 2016. The application is open to all accredited colleges and universities in the United States.

An informational webinar featuring Education New Zealand will be held on April 14th at 4:00 p.m. EDT: Register for the New Zealand Informational Webinar.

Program Length: May 2016-November 2016
Program Fee: $6,000 USD (IIE Members), $7,000 USD (Non-members)
Application Close: May 16, 2016
Study Tour: August 2016
Eligibility: Accredited colleges and universities in the US

Mexico Partnership Program: Redefining the Dialogue on Academic Collaboration 
Part of the IIE Mexico Higher Education Initiative
The Mexico Partnership Program will explore opportunities to increase academic collaboration between Mexico and the international higher education community, focusing on the myriad of ways institutions around the world can effectively partner with Mexican institutions. This year, IIE is pleased to announce that the Mexico Partnership Program application is open to all accredited international colleges and universities. 
As part of the Initiative, IIE will also host a National Conference Call on Academic Collaboration with Mexico on April 20th from 11:30am-12:30pm EDT. To join the call from the U.S, dial 1-866-710-0179.

Program Length: June 2016-January 2017
Program Fee: $10,000 (IIE Members), $11,000 (Non-members)
Application Close Date: June 10, 2016
Study Tour: September 2016
Eligibility: All accredited colleges and universities 


2016 U.S. – Cuba Partnership Program
Part of the IIE Cuba Higher Education Initiative
As a continuation of IIE’s resolve to increase academic partnerships between the U.S. and Cuba, the Center is launching a new partnership program to explore opportunities for increased academic collaboration between the two countries. The program is a key component of IIE’s continuing Cuba Higher Education Initiative.

Program Length: July 2016-February 2017
Program Fee: $10,000 (IIE Members), $11,000 (Non-members)
Application Close: June 10, 2016
Study Tour: October 2016
Eligibility: Accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.



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