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IIE's article Can We Afford Not to Send America's Next Generation of Leaders Abroad looks at study abroad as a key piece of American progress. "Our institutions, students, and country gain from welcoming students and scholars from other countries. Yet global affairs in 2016 may have made it easy to want to close our campuses and, worse, our minds to people and ideas different from our own," says Allan Goodman, President of IIE.
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.
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Colleges and universities hold the keys toward meaningful study abroad experiences for their students. If we want to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad, making foreign languages a priority from the first day students step foot on campus is crucial.

STA Travel and the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) have partnered to create the new Start the Adventure Scholarship for two FEA applicants studying abroad during the summer semester.  The 2017-2018 application cycle will open on November 16, 2016. Read more about the scholarship here.
Please welcome new partners as of October, 2016:
U.S. Universities & Colleges: Northern Virginia Community College (VA); University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)
International Partners: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Muchen (LMU Munich) (Germany)
Events and Deadlines
We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad in Washington, D.C. October 24-25. Our opening plenary will address the question: Is Generation Study Abroad Making A Difference? If you have not yet registered for the conference, there’s still time – we encourage you to join and add to the conversation!
Deadline: October 7 | Apply
Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners Education New Zealand and Go Overseas are offering a full tuition and accommodation scholarship, and partner STA Travel is covering the cost of airfare. Winners are able to go in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2017.
Deadline: November 6 | Learn More
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, in partnership with Kickstarter and support from NAFSA and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), has launched the second addition of the France on Campus Award under the patronage of film director Wes Anderson, to discover, celebrate and support initiatives that explore France in new and creative ways.

AFS-USA has launched Project-Change, a contest that prompts students to analyze global issues and submit their ideas for a volunteer project. 10 winners will be selected to receive a full scholarship to spend two weeks with AFS making their project idea come to life. 
U.S. higher education administrators can participate in a fully funded, intensive, two-week seminar in one of six countries. Seminars include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites. In addition to the recurring programs in Russia, Japan, Korea, Germany and France, this year there will be an IEA seminar in Taiwan! 

Upcoming deadlines: 
  October 17, 2016: Russia Community College Administrators Seminar
  November 1, 2016: Japan, Korea and Taiwan IEA Seminars
  February 1, 2017: Germany and France IEA Seminars
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.
The Freeman-ASIA scholarships provide funding to undergraduate U.S. citizens and permanent residents to support them as they study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. IIE is now accepting applications for the Freeman-ASIA spring and calendar year 2017 competition.  The deadline for student applications is October 20, 2016 (11:59pm EST), and the deadline for Adviser Certifications is October 27, 2016 (11:59pm EST.).
Thank you to all who attended the event with Fernando M. Reimers: How to Empower Global Citizens in K-12 Schools, which focused on his recent book, Empowering Global Citizens.  If you are interested in learning more about the movement to empower classroom teachers to incorporate global citizenship into their curriculum, you can find more information here, Global Education Innovation Initiative.



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