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Education New Zealand, the lead Government agency for the promotion of New Zealand education internationally, has announced the first round of study abroad scholarships for U.S. students. The new awards program is a cornerstone of the New Zealand Government’s commitment to the IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative. 

The awards will provide support for U.S. students who participate in study abroad programs at New Zealand’s universities and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics—commonly referred to as ITPs, and offering technical and applied degree programs. 

Education New Zealand Generation Study Abroad Study Abroad Travel Awards, worth US$2,000 each, will be granted to seven students demonstrating the talent and flair to be ambassadors for New Zealand as an international education destination. Recipients will be required to report on their experience through social media and other channels while in New Zealand. A further 26 Generation Study Abroad Excellence Awards, each worth US$500, will be offered by New Zealand’s eight universities and participating ITPs to assist with the up-front cost of traveling to New Zealand. 

Established in 2011, Education New Zealand (ENZ) is New Zealand’s government organization mandated to work with education providers, businesses and others to promote education in New Zealand to those overseas. Its collaboration with the Generation Study Abroad initiative will include informational webinars and other activities aimed at engaging IIE’s growing list of commitment partners, with the ultimate objective of doubling the number of U.S. students who choose New Zealand for their study abroad experience—mirroring IIE’s own five year goals.
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The Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad Initiative welcomes the New York Times in Education which has joined to help advance the shared mission of providing U.S. college students with the necessary resources and opportunities to gain international experience and become globally engaged citizens. 

Learn how you can join. The next deadline to submit Generation Study Abroad Commitments is October 15, 2014 in order to be recognized by IIE during International Education Week.
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Spending time in a foreign country can’t help but open your eyes to the wider world. But how can students make the most of their experiences abroad? Daniel Obst, Deputy Vice President of International Partnerships at IIE, shares 10 tips from A Student Guide to Study Abroad for truly immersing yourself in the culture during study abroad.

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Enter to win Ultimate Global VIP tickets to Global Citizen Festival 2014

To coincide with IIE’s presentation of the inaugural Generation Study Abroad Award at IIE Gala 2014: Celebrating Innovation, IIE is giving you an opportunity to win tickets to see JAY Z and others live in person and to tell us about what study abroad means to you! Please enter to win—and help us double the number of Americans who study abroad.

Each $100 raffle ticket will give you a chance to win a pair of Ultimate Global VIP tickets to the Global Citizen Festival on September 27, 2014 in Central Park, featuring JAY Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots, Tiësto and other special guests, and take part in the Ultimate Global VIP Experience. 

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit IIE's mission to advance international education and access to education worldwide.  

Your Ultimate Global VIP Experience includes:
1) Two Tickets to the Ultimate Global (VIP1) Section
2) Entry for two into the Official Global Citizen Festival VIP Party
    •   Access to the Super Exclusive Backstage VIP Area
    •   VIP Open Bar - Beer, Wine and Assorted Soft Drink Selections
    •   VIP Catering - Eclectic Selection of Hors d'Oeuvres
3) Exclusive Global Citizen Festival VIP Merchandise
    •   Limited Edition Lithograph (Created Exclusively for Global Citizen Festival)
    •   Commemorative Global Citizen Festival VIP Laminate and Matching Lanyard
4) Global Citizen Festival VIP Perks at Central Park
    •   Separate VIP Entrance and Restroom Facilities

Double your chance to win by joining our ONE WORD campaign on what study abroad or global citizenship means to you!

Special thanks to Live Nation and RocNation for their generous ticket sponsorship.
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Commitment Partner Spotlight

September 26, 2014, 1:30–4:00 PM | Portland, Oregon
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PDX Abroad has announced an opportunity for education abroad professionals to get together and engage in a meaningful discussion regarding IIE’s Generation Study Abroad. Through guided discussion participants will brainstorm around how to pledge effective and responsible participation.

PDX Abroad has created a space in which to discuss how those in the Portland area can help support this initiative effectively and responsibly. They invite all education abroad professionals who are interested in learning more about this initiative, who are working to bring their university or organization greater awareness of this initiative, or who have already pledged their support to participate.
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October 16, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

Save the date for the next of our Generation Study Abroad Webinar Series to be held on Thursday, October 16th at 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time. This month’s topic will focus on dynamic cross sector partnerships in support of international education. The webinar will feature Generation Study Abroad partners currently engaged in unique and mutually beneficial cross sector partnerships with governments and private corporations. 

This webinar is free of charge and open to Generation Study Abroad commitment partners. Commitment partners will receive an email with details on how to register shortly.
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The Forum on Education Abroad has selected a cohort of U.S. colleges and universities to participate in an Education Abroad Capacity Review program that will assist institutions in planning strategically to increase their number of study abroad participants. The Education Abroad Capacity Review is a customized 6-month Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) exclusively designed for commitment partners in IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade. 

This program offers timely resources for campuses to advance the growth and strategic development of their education abroad goals. In a time when international experience is one of the most important components of a 21st century education, this comprehensive support will enable institutions to expand their study abroad programs and reach their Generation Study Abroad student participation targets. The selected U.S. institutions include Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, St. Cloud State University, University of California Berkeley, University of California San Diego, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Beginning in late August, selected institutions will engage in a strategic planning process designed to evaluate their study abroad capacity and assess the enabling conditions and challenges impacting the expansion of their students participating in international experiences. The selected institutions will also receive guidance from Forum-trained external peer reviewers, matched to institutional and education abroad organizational type, as well as customized analysis, advice, and practical strategies for increasing the number of education abroad students. 

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

Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, in partnership with the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, is now accepting applications from American college students to serve as on-the-ground ambassadors for the USA Pavilion at the next world’s fair in Milan, Italy. Now through Oct. 15, 2014, U.S. citizens currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees who are at least 18 years of age are invited to apply online to the Student Ambassador Program to represent the United States next year at Expo Milano 2015.

Through this prestigious program—a partnership between the Friends group, selected by the U.S. Department of State to organize the U.S. presence at Expo Milano, and the USC Marshall School of Business – two groups of student ambassadors will spend three months at the USA Pavilion from May to October 2015. After completing online and onsite training, they will greet and interact with visitors to the USA Pavilion including top government officials, corporate executives and other guests from around the globe. Student ambassadors will also staff cultural events and other USA Pavilion activities. With the theme "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet," the USA Pavilion will showcase American innovation in addressing global food issues through a variety of exhibits and events during the six-month world’s fair. 

Approximately 120 student ambassadors will be selected and notified by Dec. 15, 2014, with online training scheduled to begin in February 2015. Housing, transportation, stipends, emergency medical insurance and other services will be provided through this program. Following their three-month assignment, students will receive a certificate of completion.
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Events and Deadlines

Deadline: October 17, 2014

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is delighted to invite you to nominate your program for the 2015 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. IIE created these awards to honor outstanding initiatives in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international exchange partnerships in practice today. There are four award categories for 2015: Internationalizing the Campus, Study Abroad, International Partnerships, and Internationalizing the Community College. 

Read more about the award categories and download the application at:

If you have any questions about nominating for the Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, please an e-mail to
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October 3, 2014, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM (prior to HACU conference) | Denver, CO

IIE invites you to the first of a new workshop series, which will provide program overviews and advising recommendations for IIE administered grants, such as the Gilman Scholarship Program, Boren Awards, and the Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs. The workshops will also provide information about Generation Study Abroad, a new five-year initiative launched by the Institute of International Education in March 2014 to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad by the end of the decade. 
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November 6–7, 2014 | Galloway, NJ
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014 | Registration and Conference Details

This two-day institute introduces participants to numerous tools for educating globally competent citizens. Global Engagement Scholars (faculty members) from 11 AASCU campuses describe how they have built courses and curricula around the Center for Strategic and International Studies' 7 Revolutions framework to address seven Global Challenges: population, resources, technology, information, economies, conflict and governance. Institute leaders demonstrate the teaching materials and resources they have found most valuable in the courses they teach (including introductory, first-year, discipline-based and honors courses) and guide participants in anticipating how these same tools could be used effectively on their home campuses.
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Spring and Early Summer Application Deadline: October 7, 2014, 11:59 CST | Application and Program Details

If your institution’s Generation Study Abroad commitment goals included expanding opportunities to underrepresented students or helping secure funding opportunities, the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can be a great resource for your campus and can help you meet those goals. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting U.S. undergraduates of high financial need. 

The Gilman Program is currently accepting scholarship applications for students participating in study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2015 and summer 2015 terms, with a deadline of October 7, 2014.
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s 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 nearly 17,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.
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The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit their website. 

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

Boren Fellowship Deadline: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship Deadline: February 4, 2015*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit the website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions. 

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
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