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External Websites for International Engagement & Resources

ACE's Internationalization Lab An outgrowth of the Internationalization Collaborative, the Laboratory consists of a small cluster of institutions working closely with ACE over a 12 to 16 month period to advance collective knowledge about the issues surrounding assessment and comprehensive internationalization. Participating institutions conduct a review of their goals and internationalization strategies, develop strategic action plans, and share their learning with other member institutions. As the institutions assess their progress toward comprehensive internationalization and share knowledge, they also help to further refine the ACE internationalization review process. 

Alliance for International Education (The Alliance) The Alliance serves as a forum for issued in international education.  It holds a conference every two years and has one chapter in China and one in UK.

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (Amid-East) Amid-East is a leading US non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. 

The American Council on Education (ACE) ACE provides advocacy, leadership, and support for higher education in the US and provides resources for internationalization of US higher education.

American Councils for International Education (ACIE) ACIE contains information on more than thirty exchange and training programs administrated by ACIE, including U.S. government programs and non-U.S. national fellowship programs.

Asian- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) The entity was established in 1989. Currently with a membership of 21 nations APEC meets annually as an informal senior official and Ministerial level dialogue. It supports projects addressing four themes: (1) regional economic integration; (2) green growth; (3) structural reform; and (4) capacity building for APEC's developing members. Projects can be workshops, symposiums, publications, and research. They are open to participation from all 21 member economies as well as engaging with public and government sector organizations in the 21 economies, extrenal stakeholder encouragement is encouraged.

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), a membership organization formed in November 1982, is composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education.

Center for International Cooperation (CIC) The center at New York University involves with research and direct engagement with policy actors. Its core programs are (1) Global Peace Operations, (2) Peacebuilding as Statebuilding, (3) Engagement of Development and Security: New Actors, New Debates, (4) Afghanistan Regional Project, (5) Humanitarian Action in New Security Era, (6) Resource Scarcity, Climate Change, and Multilateral Cooperation, (7) Strengthening Multilateral Approaches to Nuclear and Other WMD, and (8) Managing Global Order.

Coalition for International Education  A group of over 30 national higher education organizations, which share an interest in U.S. Department of Education programs and initiatives that promote U.S. global competence.  It has links to organizations, programs, grants, and research on international education. 

Cross- Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) Created in 2010 by Kevin Kinser and Jason Lane, professors in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (EAPS) at SUNY. The research team conducts studies on internationalization. 

EducationUSA The US Department of State’s official source on U.S. higher education. Education USA is a global network supported by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

The Forum on Education Abroad (The Forum) The Forum is a non-profit organization serving the field of education abroad, establishing program guidelines, standards, and best practices for international education programs.

Georgia Association of International Educators (GAIE) GAIE supports, encourages, and enhances the field of International Education in the state of Georgia.

Higher Education for Development (HED) HED is under the leadership of six major presidential higher education associations and supports global engagement. Its website contains information on funding, global partnerships, research, and reports.

Institute of International Education (IIE) A non-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE fosters mutual understanding, develops global leaders, and protects academic freedom worldwide through educational exchange and training programs.  Its website contains information on scholarships, programs, and service for educational exchange domestically and globally.

International Association of Universities (IAU) A UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions, IAU’s website contains information conferences and meetings, information services, policy discussion, research and publications.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers, NAFSA now provides leadership in all areas of international education through advocacy, public policy development, programming, best practices, training, and other resources.

National Indian Education Association (NEA) Incorporated in 1970, based on Washington, D.C., the organization advocates for educational excellence, opportunity, and equity for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students. It awards the John C. Rouillard and Alice Tonemah Memorial Scholarship each year to deserving full- time undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students who are American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian. Nominees must demonstrate leadership qualities, maintain high academic achievement and serve as a role model for students. They are also promoting an understanding and appreciation of Native America culture in educational settings and demonstrate leadership in student affairs and in community activities. 

National Security Exchange Program (NSEP) & The Language Flagship A major Federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills.  It has eight initiatives; and The Language Flagship is one of the eight which supports individual students as well as awards grants to U.S. universities recognized as leaders in the field of language education. UGA is home to the Portuguese Language Flagship Program.

Preparing the Future Professoriate: Global Perspectives The program is administered by the Center of European Studies and Architecture (CESA), a Virginia Tech (USA) establishment in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. It is a program developed in 2006 for the purpose of providing a global experience for graduate students preparing to become faculty and its' success led to a partnership between Virginia Tech, USA and the University of Basel, Switzerland. 

2011 QS Global Employer Survery Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a company specializing in education and study abroad. The report is about how employers value an international study experience. 

Regional Initiative in Science & Education (RISE) RISE is a project within the Science Initiative Group (SIG) at Institute for Advanced Study. Supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, RISE prepares PhD and MSc- level scientists and engineers in sub- Saharan Africa through university based research and training networks in selected disciplines. Its primary emphases are on training new faculty to teach in African universities and on upgrading the qualifications of current faculty. The initiative runs in a competitive grant format where proposals are reviewed then granted funding. For more details, please refer to the following file.

U.S. Agency for Education Development (USAID) USAID is a U.S. Agency with headquarters in Washington D.C. It has field offices around the world. It offers a Fellows Program (individual based) and a Student Intern Program with the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Transition Initiatives, and the Bureau for Africa.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and strive to foster good will abroad.

U.S. Department of State (DoSt) The Department of State is the leading U.S. foreign affairs agency.  From its website, you will find information on anything related to foreign policy, relations, and activities.

UN Global Compact: Academic Work Group It is a voluntary networking entity. It offers internship (unpaid) opportunities in its New York Office. More information can be found on the following website.

U.S. Institute of Peace It is a nonpartisan conflict management center created by congress in 1984. It offers various grants, fellowships, and scholarships.

  • The Annual Grant programs supports academic and applied research regarding peacebuilding. 
  • The Priority Grant program supports non- profit organizations working in or on Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Sudan and projects to the theme of communication and peacebuidling.
  • The Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship are awarded to scholars, practitioners, policy analysts, and other experts for the opportunity to spend 10 months in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.
  • The Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program is a non-residential scholarship awarded to students enrolled at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security. Each year the program awards approximately ten fellowships. Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome.
  • Other fellowships: Military Fellows, Senior Visiting Scholars, Guest Scholars, Transatlantic Post- Doc international relations and security (TAPIR) Fellows, Afghanistan Fellows, Iraq Fellows.

World Universities Network (WUN) WUN is a network of 19 research- led universities that helps to build global research communities by supporting collaboration. Its Researcher Mobility Program is worth noting. The program targets young scholars. All WUN members waive any fees associated with the RMP, which are typically short visits of 2-3 moths. The program enables institutions across the Network to share expertise, rare facilities and establish new relationships at both graduate and supervisor level. In terms of funding opportunities, its Research Development Fund (RDF) is not open to researchers from outside the network.