A three-year, $2.7m pilot project has been launched by the The Institute of International Education and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to save the lives of artists who face persecution in their home countries.
More than 35,000 participants benefitted from over 200 programmes run by the Institute for International Education in 2014 – a number which is expected to rise in 2015 thanks to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative and a new US$2.79m fellowship programme to protect threatened artists.
Winners of the Institute of International Education's Heiskell Awards recently shared best practices to increase outbound numbers, integrate international students and extend study abroad access to underrepresented student groups.
The US Department of State has hosted its first ever virtual study abroad fair with IIE and CollegeWeekLive, an online platform which provides video conferencing facilities and resources for prospective students.
According to the Institute of International Education the number of international students in the US has grown by an impressive 8% to reach an all-time high of 886,052 in 2013. Big gains were seen in enrolments from China and Saudi Arabia while an increase in Indian numbers has reversed a three-year decline.