A global database of scholarships and education opportunities available to displaced and refugee students is set to launch with backing from a new philanthropic organisation, supported by former British prime minister Gordon Brown.
Funding postgraduate study abroad for emerging social justice leaders from marginalised backgrounds has a ripple effect impacting entire communities and may help to avert brain drain, a study by the Institute of International Education into the 12-year International Fellowships Program has concluded.
IIE has announced the winners of its annual Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, which include for the first time an award for Internationalising the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
A new breed of outreach programmes allowing students in the US to connect with others studying around the globe from the comfort of the classroom, is making an impact on students' interests in mobility experiences. Jamaal Abdul-Alim finds out more on the eve of International Education week in the US.
In order to make study abroad a more attractive and viable option among American college-goers, university and business leaders must make the experience more relevant to the careers that students hope to pursue once they graduate.
Higher education institutions, study abroad organisations and other partners in the US have so far committed US$185m over the next five years to increase access to outbound study abroad through the Institute of International Education’s outbound initiative.
Dual degree programmes and short-term study abroad are two areas of potential collaboration for universities in the US and Iran, now that diplomatic relations are beginning to thaw, according to a white paper published by the US-based IIE.