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IIE is pleased to announce, in partnership with Go Overseas, AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, and STA Travel, the launch of the #GoStudyAbroad student contest on February 16, 2016. Our goal is to reach 10,000 change makers who will inspire others to go abroad! We are asking students, faculty, staff, and community members to nominate students that they would love to see benefit from the incredible experience of study abroad. One of your students could win a $10,000 scholarship for study abroad and your alumni can win a return trip to the country where s/he studied abroad!

Connect with your study abroad alumni and get ready to nominate students to #GoStudyAbroad starting on February 16!
U.S. Study Abroad Survey Deadline:  Thursday, March 10, 2016 | Complete Survey Online

The 2016 Open Doors U.S. Study Abroad Survey is now open and available at www.iie.org/surveyforms. The U.S. Study Abroad Survey collects data on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit from fall 2014 through summer 2015.  
The compilation of data published in Open Doors is only possible with the assistance of international education and other higher education professionals at institutions throughout the United States who voluntarily provide their data for aggregate reporting in Open Doors. If your institution does not currently participate in the U.S. Study Abroad Survey or needs to update contact information, please contact us at iieresearch@iie.org or fill out our Update Contact Form and we will gladly add your institution to IIE’s Open Doors database.
Open Doors is the key resource on international students and scholars in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad. The Open Doors report is published by the Institute of International Education. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of the international students in the United States since 1919, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. 
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 16, 2016 | Learn More | Contact
Doubling & Diversifying Study Abroad by 2020

Are you interested in shaping the future of study abroad? Share your expertise and connect with leaders in education, business and government. Submit a Session Proposal for the 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad held on October 23-25, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Proposals should reflect the spirit of innovation across the following themes:

1.New Study Abroad Models and Marketing Directions
2.Forging New Partnerships to Advance your Pledge
3.Commitments that Work: Learning from Innovative Solutions (and Failures)
4.Making the Case for Study Abroad: Using Data to Promote Study Abroad and Change Perceptions

IIE welcomes proposals for one of the following interactive formats: Think Tank, Learning Lab, Summit Talk, or Panel Session. You may also submit individual presentations to be included as part of a panel. IIE will create sessions that bring presenters together based on theme and content. 
Commitment Partner Spotlight
U.S. Universities & Colleges: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Howard University, Ohio Northern University, Stevenson University, St. Joseph’s College, University of Oklahoma, and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
International Partners: Edge Hill University, Learn International, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Melbourne, UK Higher Education International Unit, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, University of  Caterbury, University of Liverpool, University of  Southampton, and University of Surrey
U.S. Organizations: Institute for Shipboard Education – Semester at Sea
SUNY Oswego Earns National Honor for Inclusive Study-Abroad Initiative – The SUNY Oswego "I, Too, Am Study Abroad" campaign to extend international study opportunities to a wider diversity of students has won national recognition through IIE’s Andrew Heiskell Awards. Congratulations to SUNY Oswego for their exceptional efforts on behalf of Generation Study Abroad.
Students Receive First Generation Scholarships - University of Central Missouri students received Generation Study Abroad Scholarships to support diversity in study abroad and to recognize the university’s commitment to and progress toward their Generation Study Abroad goals.
Ireland Go Overseas Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 4, 2016 | Learn More

Education Ireland and Go Overseas have teamed up to offer two $15,000 scholarships for study in Ireland. The scholarship’s aim is to encourage more students to consider studying abroad in Ireland, a country that is not only highly accessible to U.S. students, but offers a friendly place for students to receive a high quality education in a wide range of disciplines. 

Study Abroad Scholarships for New Zealand
Application Deadline: April 30, 2016 | Learn More

The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand is proud to be a Generation Study Abroad commitment partner.  In support of this initiative, Otago is offering three free housing scholarships to students from the USA who choose to study abroad as direct enrol students in Second Semester 2016 (July – November).  Students may apply on the University of Otago website.

The Global Study Awards - Expand your horizons 
Application Deadline: June 30, 2016 | Learn More

Study abroad and win one of 6 awards of up to £10,000 towards your tuition fees and/or living expenses! The Global Study Awards (TGSA) is an exciting initiative launched by the International Student Identity Card Association (ISIC), StudyPortals and British Council IELTS. The Global Study Awards will be available to prospective students in all countries worldwide and enable the successful candidate(s) to study abroad on any chosen undergraduate or postgraduate program at a higher education institution.

Visit the Generation Study Abroad Opportunities webpage for additional scholarships and resources.
Events and Deadlines

IIE invites you to the IIE Best Practices Conference "Lead your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus" on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the University of California, Davis. Please register early, as registration is limited to space capacity. IIENetwork members receive a registration discount. 

The conference will cover many exciting keynote, plenary, and session themes, and will feature high-level experts, including presidents, provosts, and international education administrators from institutions around the world. In addition, a special awards portion of the conference will honor the winners of the 2016 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. We also invite you to attend the optional pre-conference roundtable discussions and a networking reception on March 10.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | Learn More

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the summer 2016 and fall/academic year 2016-17 terms.  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016 | Learn More

The Institute of International Education is now accepting applications for summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA). Freeman-ASIA provides financial support to U.S. undergraduate citizens and permanent residents for study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade by mobilizing resources and commitments across the higher education, philanthropy and corporate sectors. 
Global Talent Summit 2016 HighlightsWhat does it take to be successful in today’s job market? To thrive in a rapidly evolving, technology-focused world, future job seekers must not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, mathematics, and science, but also skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration, and curiosity. 
Universities ‘Should Measure Outcomes of Internationalisation- More universities should measure the impact of their internationalization strategies rather than assuming their initiatives will be beneficial, an international higher education expert has claimed.

The Study Abroad Advantage - Study abroad alumni have better career outcomes, according to two studies assessing the impact of Europe’s Erasmus exchange program.




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