Participate in the first ever Virtual Study Abroad Fair
on February 25, 2015. The fair, hosted by CollegeWeekLive, the Institute of International Education, and the U.S. Department of State, is a unique opportunity to reach a large number of U.S. students who are considering pursuing a study, intern, or service learning opportunity abroad.
We invite study abroad organizations and higher education institutions to sign up as exhibitors and promote their programs or services. We also invite Government organizations or national exchange agencies to promote their countries as study destination to U.S. students. There are a range of opportunities to exhibit, deliver a presentation, or sponsor the fair.
We are thrilled to announce the theme for the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad: "Doubling Study Abroad by 2020."
This inaugural summit, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC, on October 1–2, 2015, will bring together commitment partners to facilitate the sharing of best practices and the development of new partnerships and ideas that will advance our collective goal of doubling the number of U.S. students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
The Generation Study Abroad Summit Committee encourages innovative and collaborative session proposals that explore new paradigms for the way professionals across sectors talk about study abroad. The committee seeks proposal submissions by individuals and panels, and welcomes innovative and participatory models such as think tanks and mini workshops.
Save the Date: January 15, 2015, 2:00 PM EST
Save the date for the next of our Generation Study Abroad Webinar Series to be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 2:00 PM EST. This month’s webinar will provide a progress report on the Generation Study Abroad initiative as well as an overview of future campaign goals and actions. The 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.
Commitment Partner Spotlight
The Forum on Education Abroad is offering another opportunity for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners to participate in The Forum's Education Abroad Capacity Review. Offered in support of IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, this customized QUIP review focuses on assessing and expanding education abroad capacity at all types of institutions and organizations. 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.
This program is exclusively for Generation Study Abroad
Commitment Partners, and an application and fee is required to participate.
Sponsored by AIEA and Xavier University of Louisiana, and in collaboration with Diversity Abroad and Generation Study Abroad, The Foundation for Campus Internationalization at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will clarify the role of the campus Senior International Officer and engage attendees in discussions about creating teams of campus stakeholders, utilizing campus internationalization assessment tools, and building an institutional global engagement plan.
Higher education professionals, globalization specialists, and community leaders with an international perspective are invited to join this discussion. Attendees will be asked, prior to the symposium, to complete The American Council on Education’s "Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses" online assessment tool. During the symposium, participants will also receive a copy of the book, The Senior International Officer (SIO) as Change Agent, by John D. Heyl, Ph.D.
Events and Deadlines
IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education invites U.S. university and college representatives to join an informational webinar on Friday, December 12th from 2:00-2:30pm on current trends in Colombian higher education and opportunities for U.S.-Colombia university partnerships. The webinar will address the present partnership landscape and opportunities for further engagement between U.S. and Colombian institutions, and will feature presentations by Executive Director of the Colombian Fulbright Commission, Ann Mason, as well as IIE staff. Institutions interested in initiating or furthering partnership activities with counterparts in Colombia are invited to attend the webinar.
Please contact the Center for International Partnerships program staff (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with any inquiries.
The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to gain professional experience in a summer internship in Argentina, Germany, or India. The theme of the 2015 Cultural Vistas Fellowship is entrepreneurship and innovation.
To read about the experiences of the 2013 and 2014 fellows, please visit www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship
. Cultural Vistas will be hosting a webinar for interested applicants and administrators on December 12, at 3:00 PM EST; please register here: cvwebinar1212.eventbrite.com
or share the link with your students.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.