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The Institute of International Education recently announced that its 6th Annual IIE Best Practices in International Education Conference: "Lead your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus", will take place on March 18, 2011 in New York City. This event will cover many exciting keynote, plenary and session themes and will feature high-level experts, including presidents, provosts and international education administrators from institutions around the world. In addition, a special awards portion of the conference will honor the winners of the 2011 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education.
Based on search data, Melibee readers have been anxiously awaiting this announcement! Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has once again invited video or essay applications to his “Win a Trip” Journalism Abroad contest. If you haven’t read about it in a previous posting on the subject, here is a short summary:
INSEAD research by William Maddux states that study abroad increases creativity.