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A Student Guide to Study Abroad

A Student Guide to Study Abroad Studying abroad offers students competitive advantage and cross-cultural competence that open up a world of career opportunities, say three leading experts in study abroad. Highlighting the impact of globalization, international careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, IIE president Allan Goodman, and AIFS founder Sir Cyril Taylor make a compelling case for why global experience matters in today’s job market. Their comprehensive and practical guide, published by the Institute of International Education and the American Institute For Foreign Study Foundation, is equally useful for students, parents, educators, career counselors and study abroad advisers.

Packed with user-friendly “how to” information offered in a fun and engaging style, this valuable hands-on resource includes 100 practical, easy-to-follow tips and more than 200 real-life stories from students, advisers and professionals.

Topics include:

  • Deciding how to choose the right program
  • Figuring out the financials
  • Making the most of your time abroad
  • Immersing yourself in the culture
  • Staying safe and healthy
  • Transitioning back to life in the States
  • Incorporating the study abroad experience into a winning job search

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this guide, visit www.iiebooks.org/stgutostab.html.


Sir Cyril: My Life as a Social Entrepreneur

Sir Cyril: My Life as a Social Entrepreneur The autobiography of Sir Cyril Taylor, AIFS Founder and Chairman. Sir Cyril reflects on his life and accomplishments during his long and distinguished career in education and public service in the U.S. and U.K.

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AIFS Study Abroad Outcomes: A View from Our Alumni 1990-2010

AIFS Study Abroad Outcomes This publication compiles and examines the results of the AIFS Outcomes Survey, a study we conducted of our study abroad alumni from the last two decades. This report describes and analyzes how alumni regard the impact of their study abroad experience on their personal and professional lives and documents program participation trends between 1990 and 2010. It also examines international education trends and ways in which to prepare students for the global marketplace.

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AIFS Student Guide to Study Abroad and Career Development

AIFS Student Guide to Study Abroad and Career DevelopmentThe goal of this Guide, written by Martin Tillman, is to provide students with a framework to understand the impact and added value of study abroad for their career development. Regardless of duration or destination, we believe students will benefit from considering the career implications of their decision to study abroad.

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Innovative Approaches

Innovative ApproachesInnovative Approaches highlights the academic features of AIFS programs, the assessment process that has been established, and the support AIFS has provided to the field of International Education over the past 50 years.

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Diversity in International Education Summary Report

Diversity in International Education Summary Report In September 2010, AIFS and Diversity Abroad sponsored a workshop held in Washington, D.C., for the purpose of creating initiatives to increase minority participation in study abroad. Over 100 study abroad leaders from colleges, universities, and national organizations attended this event. The Summary Report from this workshop details the reflections and recommendations of the participants for increasing diversity in study abroad.

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Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change

Latin America's New Knowledge Economy The eighth report in the IIE and AIFS Foundation Research Reports series, Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change explores the landscape of women’s participation in the economy and the key role that women play in fueling economic growth by creating stable societies. The book notes the trajectory of transformation that has gained a foothold in recent years, where investing in women is increasingly seen as a driver for social and economic development.

Topics include:

  • Gender and Development: Investing in Women and Girls
  • Women as Social Entrepreneurs
  • Women and the Informal Economy: Economic Actors and Global Leaders
  • Bridging the Technology Gender Divide
  • Women and the Global Social Network

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit www.iiebooks.org/woinglec.html.


Latin America's New Knowledge Economy

Latin America's New Knowledge EconomyThe last few decades have been a time of impressive growth and change for higher education in Latin America. Latin America's New Knowledge Economy, the seventh in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, reviews the policies, institutions, and programs that helped bring about these changes, as well as their outcomes in terms of access, workforce training, and research.

The book also includes an introduction by editor Jorge Balán, which provides historical and comparative context and reflects on the major dilemmas faced by public policy in higher education in the last decade.

Topics include:

  • Higher education’s role in advanced workforce development
  • Trends in academic mobility and outcomes for brain circulation
  • Government-sponsored study-abroad scholarship programs
  • Investment in the region by U.S. universities and corporations
  • Policy responses to challenges of access and equity
  • U.S. government exchange programs with Latin America

Read the forward written by William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS.

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit www.iiebooks.org/prlaamnewkne.html.


Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages

Developing Strategic International PartnershipsIn this book, the sixth in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, experts and practitioners from a wide range of higher education institutions and organizations capture the current dynamism and broadened scope of international academic partnerships. This book compiles a panorama of mutually beneficial partnership programs from across the globe, and features recommendations, models, and strategies for initiating, managing, and sustaining a range of international linkages. It also illustrates the myriad ways in which international partnerships enhance, and even transform, the institutions that participate in them, aiding in long-term goals of campus internationalization and preparing students for entry into the global workforce.

Topics include:

  • Approaching Partnerships Strategically
  • Models for Managing and Sustaining International Partnerships
  • Community Partnerships and Capacity Building
  • Designing Research Partnerships
  • Partnering through Networks and Consortia
  • Meeting Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • Developing Partnerships with U.S. Institutions
  • Planting the Seeds for Partnerships: National Level Efforts in Europe

Read the forward written by William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS.

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit www.iiebooks.org/destinpamofo.html.


Who Goes Where and Why? An Overview and Analysis of Global Educational Mobility

Who Goes Where and Why?The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed changes in the scale and range of global educational mobility. Currently there are over 3.3 million students studying in a country beyond their own. In this report, the fifth in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, Caroline Macready and Clive Tucker describe and analyze current information on how and why students choose their study abroad destinations, and the ways in which national policies in a variety of host and sending countries impact students' decisions. This report also provides a thorough analysis of the Exchange Visitor Program in the United States, using statistics provided to the authors by the U.S. Department of State. Overall, this report offers a comprehensive overview of the complexity of student mobility worldwide.

Topics include:

  • Global Student Mobility in Tertiary Education
  • Global Student Mobility in Non-Tertiary Education
  • Why Students Move and How They Choose Destinations
  • The Impact of National Policies
  • Country Study: United States

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit www.iiebooks.org/bgowhandwh.html.


Innovation through Education: Building the Knowledge Economy in the Middle East

Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global MobilityIn the fourth report of the series, Innovation through Education: Building the Knowledge Economy in the Middle East, authors from a wide range of institutions and organizations describe and analyze current innovations, trends, and issues that countries and institutions in the Middle East are facing as they move toward educational reform and devekopment, as well as exchange projects between Middle Eastern countries and the United States. The reportincludes discussions of institutional planning in the region, women's education, youth exchange, and Arabic language education, and offers a contemporary and erudite examination of global education in building the knowledge economy in the Middle East.

Topics include:

  • The “Knowledge Society” in the Middle East
  • Strategic Planning in Higher Education: The Case of Non-Gulf Middle Eastern Countries
  • Strategic Planning in Higher Education: The Case of Non-Gulf Middle Eastern Countries
  • The Evolution of the Branch Campus in Qatar and UAE
  • “Science Cities” and the Demographic Dividend
  • The Role of Internationalization in Women's Education in the Middle East
  • Advancing U.S. Study Abroad to the Middle East
  • The Role of Youth Exchange in U.S.-Middle Eastern Cultural Understanding
  • Promoting Arabic Language Education in U.S. Higher Education
  • Classifying Higher Education Institutions in the MENA Region: A Pilot Project

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit http://www.iiebooks.org/inthedbuknec.html.


International India: A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the U.S.

Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global MobilityThe third report in the series, International India: A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the U.S., is the only comprehensive volume in recent years to focus on U.S.-India higher education exchanges at a crucial juncture in this important relationship. In this report, Indian and American authors address wide-ranging topics including the process of internationalization and higher education policy debates within India, U.S. government and institutional strategies to improve Indo-U.S. higher education linkages, the growing study abroad relationship between the two countries, and the relationship between higher education, entrepreneurship and the success of the Indian diaspora in the U.S.

Topics include:

  • U.S.-India Mobility at a Turning Point: Background and Trends
  • National Policy Goals - U.S. Department of State Activities Supporting U.S.-India Academic Exchanges
  • Indian Governmental and Policy Initiatives for U.S.-India Educational Exchange
  • Internationalization of Indian Higher Education
  • Is There a Role for Foreign Providers in India? Past Challenges and Current Developments
  • America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs
  • Intercultural Competence: An Outcome of Student Exchange
  • Creating Indo-U.S. Higher Education Partnerships: Lessons Learned at the University of California, Davis
  • U.S.-India Collaboration in Engineering Education: Prospects for Change under New Leadership?
  • A Retrospective Look at Indo-U.S. Higher Education Relations

Read the forward written by William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS.

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit http://www.iiebooks.org/gledrere1.html.


Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility

Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global MobilityThe second report in theIIE and AIFS Foundation series, Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility, explores the effects of recent developments in higher education, the world economy, and government policy on global student and scholar mobility. Authors ask how these processes affect the most commonly discussed aspect of international education — the movement of students and scholars across national borders.

Topics include:

  • Global Student Mobility: Moving Towards Brain Exchange
  • GATS and Transnational Mobility in Higher Education
  • Internationalizing the Academy: The Impact of Scholar Mobility
  • Increasing Europe's Attractiveness for International Students: What Can We Learn from the Bologna Process?
  • Joint and Dual Degree Programs: New Ventures in Academic Mobility
  • Higher Education Rankings and the Global "Battle for Talent"
  • Global Competitiveness in Science and Technology and the Role of Mobility
  • New Developments and Unintended Consequences: Whither Thou Goest, Internationalization?

Read the forward written by William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS.

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit www.iiebooks.org/hiedonmonewd.html.


U.S.-China Educational Exchange: Perspectives on a Growing Partnership

U.S.-China Educational Exchange: Perspectives on a Growing PartnershipIIE and the AIFS Foundation have teamed up to create a series of Global Education Research Reports. The first report in this new series, U.S.-China Educational Exchange: Perspectives on a Growing Partnership, focuses on educational exchange between the United States and China from multiple perspectives. It seeks to expand the range of information on U.S.-China academic exchange available to study abroad policymakers and practitioners.

Topics include:

  • Trends and Models of Exchange Between China and the U.S.
  • National Policy Goals: U.S. Government Activities Supporting U.S.-China Exchange
  • National Policy Goals: PRC Government Activities Supporting U.S.-China Exchange
  • Scholarly Exchanges with China
  • U.S.-China Student and Teacher Exchange Programs: Developing Understanding in a Global Age
  • Coordinating Campus-Wide China Exchanges: The George Mason University Example
  • The Language Flagship: Multiple Approaches to Creating Global Professionals
  • Working with U.S. Higher Education: A Chinese Perspective

Read the forward written by William L. Gertz, President and CEO of AIFS.

To learn more about and/or order a copy of this report, visit www.iiebooks.org/uedexpeongrp.html.