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Up Front The International Education Diary Compiled by Daniel Obst Dear Readers: I hope you enjoy this issue of IIENetworker, which focuses exclusively on issues revolving around study abroad. Thank you to all of the contributors, without whom this issue would not have been possible. In this edition of the International Education Diary, you’ll find announcements of new international education publications and websites, deadlines for IIE-administered study abroad scholarship programs, upcoming conferences and seminars, and other international education news. Please also look for our new “On the Web” section, which highlights some of the new articles and research papers that we have posted on the IIENetwork.org website. If you have comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Daniel Obst Managing Editor, IIENetworker VICTOR J. GOLDBERG IIE PRIZE FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST At a reception in Tel Aviv-Yaffo on June 22, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones and IIE President Allan Goodman presented the second annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East to the co-founders of the IIE President Allan E. Goodman, AJCC cofounder Ibrahim Abu Shindi, Ambassador Arab-Jewish Community Jones, IIE Trustee Victor J. Goldberg, and Center in Yaffo. The AJCC co-founder Hadas Kaplan. award recognizes AJCC co-founders Ibrahim Abu Shindi and Hadas Kaplan’s pioneering work in creating an innovative and sustainable community organization that works to promote inter-cultural dialogue, co-existence, and community empowerment in its mixed Jewish and Arab Israeli neighborhood. The Institute of International Education (IIE) created the Goldberg IIE Prize to recognize outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Arab and one Israeli, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. A prestigious international committee judged the Arab-Jewish Community Center to be most successful in bringing people together and breaking down the barriers caused by misunderstanding and mistrust of “the other,” and selected Mr. Abu Shindi and Ms. Kaplan, both Israeli citizens, to receive the $10,000 Prize this year. Mr. Abu Shindi and Ms. Kaplan founded the Center 13 years ago to preserve ethnic, religious, and national individuality while fostering better understanding, tolerance, and democratic values among diverse populations. The Center has become a paragon of co-existence between Jewish and Arab populations in an urban setting, providing a venue for both facilitated and unmediated encounters between members of Yaffo’s various ethnic and age groups, including children from Jewish and Arab kindergartens, elementary and high school students, and adults. It also runs job skills training and school enrichment outreach programs in the community. For more information about the Arab-Jewish Community Center or about the Goldberg IIE Prize, please go to www.iie.org/goldbergprize. IIEPASSPORT: SUPPORTING THE STUDY ABROAD COMMUNITY IIEPassport is pleased to announce several new and exciting products: StudyAbroadFunding.org This exciting new resource provides listings of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants for U.S. students interested in pursuing education and research opportunities abroad. Launched in Spring of 2006, many university and study abroad office websites are already linking to it as a source for their students to find funding. If you offer funding for study abroad or have students who would benefit from this resource, we encourage you to list yourself or link to our website: www.StudyAbroad Funding.org. Study in Germany: Germany.IIEPassport.org IIEPassport has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Ser vice (DAAD) to help students learn more about the excellent international education opportunities available in Germany. Germany.IIEPassport.org helps students learn more about studying in Germany through informative articles, timely news, and in-depth directory content that delves into the excellent program and university offerings in Germany. Coming Soon: Australia.IIEPassport.org IIEPassport and Australian Education International (AEI) have partnered to create Australia.IIEPassport.org. This portal will help students gain an in-depth understanding of the educational opportunities in Australia.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Fall 2006
IIE Networker - Fall 2006
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Leading the Way Toward True Global Engagement: A Challenge to American Colleges and Universities
The Lincoln Commission and the Future of Study Abroad
Destination India: Opportunities and Challenges for Expanding Study Abroad in a Nontraditional Location
Heritage-Seeking and Study Abroad: A Case Study
State Department Resources
Central and Eastern Europe
Freshmen Study Abroad
The Browser: Index of Advertisers
IIE Networker - Fall 2006
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