January 16, 2014
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January 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST | Register Online

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program would like to invite you to the fifth webinar in our Gilman Web Symposium Series for the 2013-2014 academic year, "Working Together, Working Abroad."  The web symposium will provide best practices and resources for creating synergy between study abroad offices and career services offices to establish successful career-oriented internship opportunities abroad for students and help prepare participants for integrating their experiences abroad into careers. 

This online forum, moderated by Gilman Program staff, will bring together the following panelists to discuss models and best practices for career integration and providing international internship opportunities to U.S. undergraduate students:
  • Marty Tillman, a well-known international education professional, author and presenter with expertise in developing education abroad program models to strengthen the career "toolkit" of participants. He is the former Associate Director of Career Services (ret.) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS);
  • Kimberly Hindbjorgen (University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center) and Angie Schmidt Whitney (University of Minnesota Career Services), have developed a successful working relationship to help students integrate education abroad into their careers and enhance awareness of internship abroad opportunities on campus;
  • Kevin Morrison (Elon University Study Abroad) has helped establish and maintain synergy with the Elon Career Resources office to guide students from education abroad into the professional world.
Stay tuned to the Gilman Program's multimedia page and future announcements for the scheduled web symposium topics each month.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program, please visit the website at www.iie.org/gilman or contact gilmanadvisors@iie.org.
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The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by IIE. Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering.

The 2014 competition deadlines are as follows:
Awards have included research in heart blood flow, pursuing a Master's in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other locations.

If you have any questions, please contact whitaker@iie.org.
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Application Deadline: February 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST

The U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society are partnering to launch the inaugural Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship competition. This new component of the Fulbright Program will offer up to five awards to U.S. citizens. Over a nine-month period, awardees will create multimedia stories on globally significant social or environmental topics including biodiversity, cities, climate change, cultures, energy, food, oceans, and water.  

The Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship provides a unique platform for U.S. Fulbright awardees to build awareness of transnational challenges, comparing and contrasting cross-border issues. Fellows will share their stories through National Geographic’s platforms, using a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media.

For more information, contact fulbright-natgeo@iie.org.
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