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If your institution is seeking to develop strategic institutional partnerships with higher education institutions in Brazil, please consider applying for IIE's International Academic Partnership Program. IIE’s Center for International Partnerships is pleased to announce the Brazil international partnership initiative for the 2014-2015 cycle. 

Following four years of success, the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) will again guide a select a group of U.S. higher education institutions over the course of a year in strategic planning activities focused on implementing partnerships with counterparts in Brazil. Since 2009, IAPP has engaged nearly 100 U.S. higher education institutions in comprehensive, year-long programs aimed at increasing the number of partnerships between U.S. higher education institutions and their counterparts abroad. Past participants have increased faculty exchanges, implemented strategic partnership plans, and expanded study abroad offerings within Brazil. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Morgan Clark at mclark@iie.org or visit www.iie.org/iapp.

Program Information:
Application Deadline: November 10, 2014 
Program Cycle: November 2014–October 2015 
Study Tour to Brazil: April 2015 (tentative) 
Program Cost: IIENetwork Members $12,500/Non-members $14,000 (This includes all in-country costs for one representative from your institution to travel on the IAPP study tour, not including international airfare.) 

Five Core IAPP Services 
  1. Strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in Brazil. 
  2. Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with Brazil by one of the members of the IAPP Advisory Board and IIE staff in the United States and abroad. 
  3. A one-week study tour to Brazil that will include visits with select higher education institutions, and representatives from the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA, the Brazilian Fulbright Commission, CAPES and CNPq, and other educational exchange organizations. All in-country expenses for one representative from each institution will be covered as part of the program fees. Participants are responsible for covering their international airfare. 
  4. A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated partnership strategy, and higher education in Brazil. 
  5. A suite of information resources on the higher education system in Brazil, and IIE publications and policy research reports. 
For more information, or to download the IAPP application, please visit www.iie.org/iapp or contact Morgan Clark at mclark@iie.org.
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