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Summary of the Presentation of the Project “The Impact of Living abroad”, Berlin Nov 30, 2012

In this innovative 4 year study, researchers from the University of Essex (UK) set out to investigate the impact of living abroad. In collaboration with AFS, the researchers examined the experiences of intercultural exchange students.
A selection of these preliminary findings of the study presented in the Mercator Centre Berlin is highlighted in the overviews attached. [...]

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Universities debate barriers to internationalisation

“An effort to internationalise universities often conflicts with domestic systems, and this is currently being seen at Japanese universities>>>“

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CFA Deadline: Feb 15, Conference on “Chinese Students, Teachers and Scholars Abroad,” Finland

This conference on “Chinese Students, Teachers and Scholars Abroad: Myths and Realities” at the  University of Helsinki, Finland May 23-24, 2013 is organized by the Confucius Institute (University of Helsinki) and The Education for Diversities Research Group (E4D, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Finland) Conference website:
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Erasmus funds for students cleared at last minute

Good news for the students who had signed up for the European Union’s (EU) Erasmus student exchange program for the year 2013! An agreement in the EU budget that fell into place in the last moment has ensured that they will receive funding for all next year>>

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Education and ‘the pivot’

This article from the Jakarta Post discusses the importance of business-to-business and people-to-people contacts between the United States and Southeast Asia and further how to encourage more students from Southeast Asia to study in the U.S. and vice versa >>

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Panel discussion on diversity in the media in Washington D.C.

[ December 6, 2012; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] “Journalism has a role to play in intercultural relations,” Marc Scheuer, the Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations said to a crowd of media professionals and students on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He was joined by a high level panel of media experts [...]

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Education as an export is worth billions

A new report written by Alan Olsen and prepared for the main higher education lobby group Universities Australia finds education to students from more than 100 nations around the world is Australia’s fourth largest export, behind iron, coal and gold but ahead of tourism, natural gas and crude oil. To read more on the report [...]

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Hillary Clinton Promotes the Study Abroad Experience

It’s International Education Week 2012 and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a few words about the importance of the study abroad experience. Click here to watch her video message!

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South Korean partner expands internationalization efforts

Seoul National University (SNU), the UNAOC’s Research Network Partner in South Korea, has expanded its internationalization efforts since 2010.
A recent visit to London promoted collaborations between SNU and Imperial College, University College, and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Since 2010, SNU has experienced a 25% increase in its total number of exchange agreements with [...]

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Nearly $23 billion contributed to US economy by international students

International students contribute contribute over $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy, through their in-country expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Higher education is among the United States’ top service sector exports.
According to the Open Doors report of the Institute of International Education, more than 60% of all international students receive the majority of [...]

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