July 15, 2014
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Application Deadline: July 11, 2014 | Application and Scholarship Details

The deadline for institutions to apply for the SIAS International University Scholarships is July 11th.  Generation Study Abroad commitment partner institutions can apply for up to five scholarships for their students to study abroad at the SIAS International University in China. SIAS has generously offered up to 100 scholarships covering full tuition for one semester or one academic year for students from Generation Study Abroad commitment partner institutions in the U.S. For additional details and to apply, please visit the Resources for Commitment Partner Network webpage and login with your Generation Study Abroad credentials. With questions, please contact Nikki Davis at ndavis@iie.org.
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AEI recently launched a portal and toolkit aiming to increase the mobility of vocational education and training students and staff by providing ideas, information, and resources to practitioners in a comprehensive and user-friendly manner. 

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Application Deadline: July 15, 2014 | Application and Program Details

The Forum on Education Abroad has launched a new training program in support of IIE's Generation Study Abroad Initiative. The Education Abroad Capacity Review will engage a select group of 12-15 U.S. higher education institutions in their efforts to strategically expand their study abroad capacity while ensuring quality and standards of their programs. The program is open to any U.S. higher education institution that is a Generation Study Abroad Commitment partner
The Education Abroad Capacity Review is based on the Forum’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP), which provides an objective, peer-reviewed method to assess and improve an organization’s goals in terms of its mission, conditions and resources. Based on the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, QUIP has been used successfully by a wide range of diverse institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
The Education Abroad Capacity Review is a customized 6-month QUIP review for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners that focuses on assessing and expanding education abroad capacity at all types of institutions and organizations, whether they are sending colleges or universities, program provider organizations, or host universities. The processes and exercises of this Education Abroad Capacity Review are designed to evaluate the organization’s mission and goals and assess enabling conditions and challenges in light of the Forum’s Standards and the best practices in the education abroad field. The 6-month program will begin in late August.
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Commitment Partner Spotlight

As part of their Generation Study Abroad commitment, AIFS is offering several semester and summer merit scholarships to students who demonstrate high academic achievement, at least a 3.0 GPA, and write an essay addressing "How study abroad will impact my academic and personal growth."

Study Abroad Europe is offering Generation Study Abroad Scholarships, providing more than $100,000 for students to participate on their semester and summer programs. Through these scholarships and other initiatives, Study Abroad Europe will help hundreds of students to graduate with international educational experience and be ready for success in their future career.
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Keeping with their legacy of leadership in international engagement, Michigan State University has committed to doubling their endowment for study abroad scholarships among other bold plans as part of their Generation Study Abroad commitment. 

The University of Houston has commitment up to $200,000 to increase the existing fund for study abroad programs during the 2014-2015 academic year helping overcome the financial hurdle facing many potential study abroad participants. 

In alignment with their Generation Study Abroad commitment, this fall the University of Houston will launch its "Passport for Coogs" program, an ongoing University-wide initiative to offer a passport at no charge to all UH students interested in pursuing a learning abroad program. 

The aim of this series is to reach out to students, parents and academics across the world that are looking for more insight into what it really means to study, live, and work in the UK.
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The Forum on Education Abroad 2013 Undergraduate Research Award recipients presented their work in San Diego on April 4, 2014 at the Forum’s Tenth Annual Conference. These students are impressive examples of what studying abroad is all about, and their experiences counter the misconceptions of study abroad as "just for fun" or a semester of "partying." 

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Events and Deadlines

Deadline: July 30, 2014 | Add Your Listing Now

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is currently updating our www.StudyAbroadFunding.org database. IIE will re-launch the Study Abroad Funding website this fall as part of the Generation Study Abroad initiative and in an effort to provide students with better and more opportunities to find study abroad programs and scholarships. Generation Study Abroad is a five-year initiative of IIE to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

With hundreds of scholarship and grant opportunities listed, www.StudyAbroadFunding.org is a comprehensive directory on finding study abroad funding opportunities for study abroad professionals and candidates. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research all around the world. Basic listings are free of charge and we provide many affordable opportunities - now including video - to better publicize your institution’s programs.

To evaluate the affordable upgrade options, click here. If you have any questions, contact iiesupport@naylor.com.
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Application Deadline: July 28, 2014 | Application and Grant Details

The "Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics" competition, supported by ExxonMobil, is open to higher education institutions in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico and is accepting applications until July 28, 2014. Learn more about NAFSA’s partnership with the U.S. State Department and Partners of the Americas, and apply for the grant at www.nafsa.org/100kstrongamericas.
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July 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM CDT | Register Online

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program would like to invite you, your colleagues, and your students to participate in our upcoming webinar in our Gilman Web Symposium Series for the 2013-2014 academic year, "Opportunities and Challenges for Minority Students in Education Abroad."

This online forum, moderated by Gilman Program staff, will bring together panelists to discuss minority students’ participation in education abroad. Panelists will include: Dr. Karyn Sweeney; SUNY New Paltz International Programs and Educational Opportunity Program staff; and Gilman alumni. 

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by awarding over 2,700 scholarships annually. To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program, please visit the website at www.iie.org/gilman or contact gilmanadvisors@iie.org.
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Date: August 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST

Save the date for the next of our Generation Study Abroad Webinar Series to be held on Tuesday, August 26th at 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Next month’s topic will focus on study abroad data, methods of collection and the impact that good data can have on an institution. The webinar will feature data collection experts Martha Johnson from the University of Minnesota, and Gary Rhodes from UCLA, as well as Open Doors expert Christine Farrugia from IIE. 

The webinar registration link will be available soon for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners. In the meantime, please see this great article by Gary Rhodes, Director of the Center for Global Education at UCLA, exploring the challenges of collecting non-credit study abroad data.
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