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NEWS International Academic Partnerships Program The International Academic Partnerships Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is a major new initiative of the IIE Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education. The Program seeks to increase the number of international partnerships between higher education institutions in the U.S. and those in other countries. Through this program, IIE will develop an international partnership service for a pilot group of twenty U.S. institutions, conduct study tours to India and China to explore partnership opportunities, and create an online International Academic Partnership portal to provide training materials and information resources on establishing institutional partnerships. Nominations for the China Program will be accepted starting September 1st. To learn more about the Center’s initiatives and resources, visit www.iie.org/iapp. Discussion with IIE Trustee G. Stephen Fisher IIE Trustee G. Stephen Fisher urges students to foster curiosity while studying abroad. IIENETWORKER SITS DOWN with IIE New Publications from IIE: Trustee G. Stephen Fisher, based in Shanghai, to gain his impressions on the value of international education. Drawing from his experience as a Senior Client Partner for Korn/Ferry International, we’ve asked Mr. Fisher to answer a few questions that speak to the long-term benefits study abroad adds to one’s career. What can students take away from international experiences? Study abroad is becoming an important prerequisite for establishing and furthering a career. An international perspective—a quality possessed by most senior professionals—is difficult to absorb without direct interaction in the local culture. International experience also enhances a person’s language capacity and, most importantly, their knowledge of themselves while providing a more global perspective. Why is it important to be inquisitive abroad? An individual, through curiosity, is more likely to pursue avenues that foster cultural awareness and elicit international acceptance. The curious learner who accepts tutelage from their host country obtains unique perspective unattainable in one’s own country. The additional perspective on the world will be a significant asset to furthering a person’s career, whatever direction they choose to follow. How does study abroad change students? Students who study abroad are forced out of their familiar comfort zones and learn how to survive, improvise and be successful in various environments. The confidence a student gains as a result, translates beyond country specific learning by cultivating a comprehensive outlook that accompanies one throughout life. 2010 IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories Five new IIEPassport publications provide students and advisers with access to thousands of study abroad programs and hundreds of available scholarships and grants. IIE’s IIEPassport study abroad books and the IIEPassport.org online database have been the industry standard for more sixty years, helping thousands of students identify and select study abroad programs. The IIEPassport directories feature over 9,500 programs offered by U.S. and foreign universities and providers, making them the most comprehensive resource to planning study abroad for students, parents and advisers. The new IIEPassport directories will include content provided by Lonely Planet on living, traveling and studying in the region, and will provide readers with a photo-rich experience that presents an intimate look at each geographic location. - IIEPassport Study Abroad in Europe - IIEPassport Study Abroad in Asia and Oceania - IIEPassport Study Abroad in Africa and the Middle East - IIEPassport Study Abroad in the Americas - IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding Open Doors 2009 Supported by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Open Doors 2009: Report on International Educational Exchange, the 60th Anniversary Edition provides a comprehensive statistical analysis of academic mobility between the United States and the nations of the world and includes many additional special features. Visit IIE’s online bookstore to purchase copies of these books: www.iiebooks.org.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2010
IIE Networker - Spring 2010
Message from Allan E. Goodman
IIE Networker University Presidents Interview Series: Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore (NUS)
2010 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards: Best Practices in International Education
U.S.-India Exchange: Ready for a “New Era”?
Using Social Media to Recruit Indian Students Rahul Choudaha, World
Advancing Sustainability: Alcoa Foundation ProgramServes as Catalyst for Greater International Collaboration for Universities
A New Frontier in China for the University of Montana
The View from Vietnam: Perceptions of Prospective
When Meaningful Partnerships Work: Developing World-Class Indonesian Geoscientists
Rising Demand from Southeast Asian Professionals for Tertiary Executive Education Programs: When Quality Matters
IIE Program Profile
IIE Networker - Spring 2010