September 2010

The internationalization efforts of higher education institutions in Canada and Hong Kong were featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education today. As the Chronicle reports, both countries have expended increased energy on internationalizing university programs and providing a global focus for their students.

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In a report featured recently on CBSNews, Seth Doane reports on 50 Iraqi university students who participated in the U.S. State Department’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, managed by World Learning. These students were brought together to “witness democracy in action” in the United States, and have participated since their arrival in team-building workshops, leadership training, and community service projects.

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 08/27/10.

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Don’t forget that registration for the 2010 Alliance Membership Meeting, October 5-6 in Washington, is now open—register today! [Participation in the Membership Meeting is available for Alliance Full Members only.] A detailed scheduled and information on hotel room reservations is available here.

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Beginning Wednesday, September 8, tourists to the U.S. from the 36 countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program will have to pay a fee of $14 to register in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), CNN reports.

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The below announcement on the launch of the 2010 International Education Week website was recently released from the Department of State. The dates of this year’s IEW are November 15-19, 2010:

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Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 09/03/10.

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In her remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlighted the importance of international cooperation and the need for “a network of alliances and partnerships, regional organizations and global institutions, that is durable and dynamic enough to help us meet today’s challenges and adapt to threats that we cannot even conceive of.”

The United States market share of internationally mobile post-secondary students has declined over the past 8 years, according to a recent study by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education. According to the OECD report, the U.S. market share dropped from 26 per cent in 2000 to 18.7 per cent in 2008.

► Register today for the 2010 Alliance Membership Meeting, October 5-6 in Washington! [Participation in the Membership Meeting is available for Alliance Full Members only.] A detailed scheduled is available here.

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