02 septembre 2015

The Role of International Education in a Time of Crises

Institute of International EducationBy Allan E. Goodman. When the Germans decided to set up an exchange program over 90 years ago, they came to IIE for help and advice. We are still sharing best practices and have written several books together. Last year we released Global Perspectives on Joint and Double Degree Programs, the inaugural book in a joint series that will feature the perspectives of experienced education professionals from around the world. Volume II, Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships, will be released in November of this year and will discuss new trends, models, and best practices surrounding strategic partnership building. More...

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100 Years of IIE: From Student Mobility to Strategic Engagement

Institute of International EducationBy Clare Banks. When IIE was founded nearly 100 years ago, one of the first actions founding Director Stephen Duggan took in establishing the new organization was to survey 250 colleges and universities in the United States to determine their capacity and interest in exchanging students and professors with foreign countries. With results of this survey in hand, Duggan visited Great Britain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and Yugoslavia in the summer of 1919. More...

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Are We Making Progress Toward Doubling Study Abroad?

Institute of International EducationBy Daniel Obst. Roughly 15 months after IIE launched the Generation Study Abroad® initiative, it’s time to take stock. Are we making progress? Can we achieve our goal of doubling study abroad by the end of the decade? We have built an impressive coalition of educators, parents, students, alumni, and funders who are pledging specific, actionable goals and tangible financial commitments that will contribute significantly to reach our ambitious goal. More...

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Where Can a Foreign Language Take You?

Institute of International EducationBy Tineka Lebrun. With all the recent talk about the decrease in foreign language enrollment in the United States, I thought it would be worthwhile to look at some concrete examples of real career paths that began in a language classroom. These examples are all taken from profiles done of Boren Awards alumni who applied to and received funding based in no small part on their dedication to language study, among other things. These students show how a dedication to linguistic and cultural learning can help lead to meaningful work on some of the most important global concerns of our time. More...

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Piecing Together Russian Student Mobility Trends: Research Data and Russian Practitioner Perspectives

Institute of International EducationBy Ola Mahmoud. A recent discussion on student mobility and the higher education landscape from a Russian higher education practitioner’s perspective had my research wheels turning. Meeting with the 2014 Fulbright Russian International Education Administrators (RIEA) Program cohort was an educational experience for me: specifically it taught me that mobility data doesn’t always tell us the full story, and that one has to always speak to colleagues in the field to fully understand the context of student mobility. More...

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Where Have All the Languages Gone?

Institute of International EducationBy Allan E. Goodman. By my count, representatives from more than 400 organizations and universities from around the world helped to fill the NAFSA conference expo space to capacity. There were many good messages about welcoming U.S. students and innovative study abroad and internship programs. Many made a special effort to point out just how many courses and programs are now taught entirely in English. That is good news, and bad. More...

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Workforce Development and the Next Generation of Globally Competitive Individuals

Institute of International EducationBy Enam-Haddad. In the five plus years I have worked at IIE, the term “workforce development” has become a more stable part of international higher education lingo. Although the concept of workforce development has been around for a long time, it has recently gained prominence in the field based on several factors in the ever-evolving state of the global economy. Here is what I have learned about the impact of international education on global workforce development. More...

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Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES): Supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship in Tunisia

Institute of International EducationBy Julia Hendrickson. The Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program was designed by IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives and launched in 2012. IIE partners with 12 local civil society organizations to create WES Centers for Women’s Business Development across Tunisia. More...

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4 Things Your Institution Can Do to Support Education in Crisis

Institute of International EducationBy Jon Grosh. Our experience suggests that fragile states cannot succeed without major investments in higher education. Accordingly, neglecting academic needs during and after armed conflict raises the risk of failure once peace is restored—with security implications for the rest of the world. More...

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A New Open Doors for a New World

Institute of International EducationBy Christine Farrugia and Rajika Bhandari. Throughout the history of Open Doors, some things have remained constant in the landscape of international education. For 70 years, the United States has consistently remained the world’s top destination for international students. In 1926, China was the largest sender of international students to the United States, accounting for 19 percent of the nearly 7,000 international students, and the University of California and Columbia University were among the largest host institutions. More...

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