Ukraine's Got Talent winner 2009 - sand art about the Great Patriotic War.
Article on research from Iowa (from the Chronicle of Higher Education) and Missy Gluckmann's commentary about why more women study abroad than men.
Experiences teaching ESL and information on the ESL conference in March 2010 in Boston.
Top 10 list of recommended intercultural books for when one cannot travel abroad. 10 top reads.
Thinking Outside the Book: Accessing the World through Words from the NAFSA Region X/XI Bi-regional Conference November 2009 in Springfield, MA.
Review of "Crossing Cultures" film/documentary about US and Moroccan students.
Update on SEVIS II from the NAFSA conference November 2009
This past June, I had the honor of participating in the Germany Today Program, sponsored by the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst - The German Academic Exchange Service.) I was part of a delegation of faculty and administrators from various universities in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The DAAD generously provided a comprehensive program with very little direct cost to participants. The program started in Bonn, traveled to Brussels and ended in Berlin. Each day we met with DAAD's local staff, researchers, university faculty and administrators, grants organizations and DAAD funded students and scholars. There was a strong emphasis on the Bologna Process and current policy discussions in the member countries. Dialogue was particularly meaningful because we had nearly a week to continue our discussions with colleagues over lunch, dinner and bus journeys. We were able to not only reflect on our experiences during the week, but to also learn about trends and best practices on their campuses and in their home countries. The added bonus of this program was networking within the structure of a very strong training experience.
The U. S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced a competition to identify potential host institutions for the inaugural 2010 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq. This 10-week program will bring cohorts of Iraqi scholars in select fields to U.S. institutions for faculty development, research, and other guided study activities. The program is designed to equip grantees with knowledge and tools to build the capacity of universities in Iraq and to advance the education of future generations of Iraqis. The program will lay the foundation for Iraqi scholars and their U.S. hosts to develop long-term institutional relationships and areas of cooperation that can be sustained after the grant period. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will administer the program on behalf of the Department of State and is pleased to offer this opportunity for U.S. institutions to apply to host the scholars in the summer of 2010.
Int'l Education Week Summary 2009