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Help bring U.S. and international students on your campus together to join a global discussion about the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Organized by the 92nd Street Y, Mic and PRI and in partnership with IIE, the UnConvention is a global conversation taking place across broadcast and social media, via live events and through community meet-ups. Interested in bringing the conversation to your campus? Let IIE know by signing up for information! IIE Network Members who participate could win a free pass to IIE’s Annual Best Practices International Education Conference.
On September 12, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky will announce a new partnership to expand the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in China at an event at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. The collaboration between Airbnb and the Gilman Program supports the State Department’s goal of expanding opportunities for students of limited financial means to study abroad. The State Department is working through public-private partnerships like this one to provide more opportunities for American students to study abroad.
The Gilman Program, implemented by IIE, provides need-based scholarships to U.S. undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in study or internships abroad. Gilman scholars receive scholarships of up to $5,000 and students studying critical languages, including Chinese, are eligible for an additional $3,000. Airbnb is committing $80,000 per year to these scholarships, which begin this academic year.
Deadline: October 14, 2016 | Download Nomination Form | Contact 
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is delighted to invite you to nominate your program for the 2017 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 2017: Internationalizing the Campus, Study Abroad, International Partnerships, and Internationalizing Minority Serving Institutions.
This summer, four American University graduate students traveled to Cuba to conduct an evaluation of IIE’s Cuba International Academic Partnership Program as part of a faculty-led group project. While informative academically and programmatically, this collection of short observations highlights how each team member also grew personally from the experience.
Commitment Partner Spotlight
Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner, Reach the World, has partnered with Teach for America to increase the number of new teachers entering the profession with global experience. They will coordinate digital exchanges between college travelers and Teach for America corps members and their classrooms. 
U.S. students can apply for a Generation Study Abroad Excellence award, or a Travel award.

       •  Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) offer US$2,000 to help
           students fund their flight to New Zealand.
       •  New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) offer US$500 for study at one
          of the eight New Zealand universities.
       •  New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Excellence Awards (NZITPEA)
           offer US$500 for study at participating institutes of technology and polytechnics.

The Generation Study Abroad award recipients are welcomed as Kiwi Ambassadors and asked to share pictures, video and reflections from their experience in New Zealand on our social media and blogging communities. Follow Study in New Zealand on Instagram to see more!

For more information or to request flyers for your campus, please email Alanna Dick.
Please welcome new partners as of August 2016:
U.S. Universities and Colleges 
Emporia State University 
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
University of Michigan

International Universities/ Organizations 
Astrakhan State University
Chelyabinsk State University
Loughborough University
Mary Immaculate College 
Southern Federal University
Ukhta State Technical University
University of Sunderland 
University of Tyumen
Victoria University of Wellington

K-12 Organizations
iEARN-USA - Learning With the World 

Study Abroad Organizations 
The Atlantis Project
Events and Deadlines
October 23-25, 2016| Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC | Register | Contact
The 2016 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad theme "Explore. Experiment. Exchange" urges us to think in new and creative ways on how we "do" study abroad and how to reach the ambitious goal of doubling study abroad by 2020. With over 30 sessions, 12 summit talks, 4 Think tanks, and 5 learning labs, the IIE Summit is an interactive conference with opportunity to network and innovate. You will leave the conference encouraged by the creative work being done in education abroad – and inspired to implement new ideas at your institution, organization or company. 
Do you have students interested in studying abroad in Europe? Please let them know about the Study in Europe Virtual Fair USA and Canada on October 14, 2016. Prospective students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from European higher education institutions online in this digital fair. There will be virtual booths and online presentations in this engaging opportunity.



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