September 10, 2015 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad
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IIE is pleased to announce two "Meet Ups" to be held at the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad on topics that are pivotal to Generation Study Abroad. Summit participants are also invited to join the Embassy Dialogue Committee (EDC) Workshop and Reception held in association with the Summit. Please register for those you wish to attend.

"Global Competence in Action: How Do We Create a Culture of Travel in K-12 Districts?"
October 2, 7:20–8:30 AM at the Grand Hyatt Hotel | Register by September 18
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 as we 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 take-away will be how to create a K-12 environment in which global experiences are the expectation rather than the exception.
 
"Expanding Access to High-Impact Study Abroad for HBCU Students"
October 2, 7:20–8:30 AM at the Grand Hyatt Hotel | RSVP by September 18
Attendees will hear a report on the outcomes of the June 2015 SIT HBCU Partnership Summit and participate in a discussion about next steps. Information about a new Title VI study abroad program on New African Diasporas designed for HBCU students will also be presented.
 
Embassy Dialogue Committee Workshop and Reception
September 30 (Workshop: 2:30–5:30 PM; Reception: 5:30–7:30 PM) | Register | Contact
Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
The Embassy Dialogue Committee of NAFSA (EDC) will hold its annual Fall Workshop and Reception in association with the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad at the Embassy of Australia. The EDC fosters sharing of information and resources between the embassy representatives in the Washington, DC, area and the U.S. higher education community to promote international education. The workshop includes a "Global Showcase of Study Abroad Programs and Initiatives" where you can exchange information and network with embassy representatives about your institutions’ programs and initiatives.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon at the Summit!



Message from Our Diamond Sponsor

"It is fitting that AIFS is the Diamond Sponsor for IIE’s upcoming Summit on Study Abroad as we are also celebrating the Diamond Anniversary (50th year) of our organization’s founding. We believe this Summit is vital to increasing study abroad as well as improving program options for today’s student. I encourage all those in our field to attend. AIFS is very excited to be a part of this initiative and we look forward to sharing new ideas and best practices with all of you in DC later this month."
 
William L. Gertz
President & CEO, American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)

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