Thursday, June 22, 2017

Back when IHEC Blog used to Feed to the New York Times

Back in the day when the New York Times used to feed IHEC Blog posts front and center in the "Headlines Around the Web" section on their International Education page of their website! The NYT fed IHEC Blog posts for just over four years!
Title of the listed blog post 'Analysis of the Research and Literature on Diversity in Education Abroad: A Synopsis'.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Council on Foreign Relations Discussion - "Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security"

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Council on Foreign Relations streamed live a very important and informative discussion entitled Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security.  The Council on Foreign Relations has made the video recording of that discussion available on their YouTube channel and it is embedded below.

The discussion panel was made up of the following individuals:

Martha "Marty" Abbott
Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages; Executive Director, Lead With Languages

Esther Brimmer
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators; Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Nugent
Director, Defense Language and National Security Education Office, U.S. Department of Defense


Sanford J. Ungar
Director, The Free Speech Project, Georgetown University

Saturday, June 17, 2017

#IntlEdNow Tweetchat by World Education Services - A Discussion on International Education in a Shifting Geopolitical Climate on June 20th at 2:00pm EDT

This coming Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00pm EDT (New York City time) I will be co-hosting with World Education Services and other esteemed colleagues an #IntlEdNow tweetchat entitled A Discussion on International Education in a Shifting Geopolitical Climate.  Invited tweetchat co-hosts follow:

David Comp:  Associate Director of International Programs in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Study Abroad Research Consultant for the Center for Global Education at California State University at Dominguez Hills; and, Principal & Founder of International Higher Education Consulting.

Jason E. Lane:  Chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, Director of the Cross-Border Education Research Team, and founding executive director of the SUNY Academic & Innovative Leadership (SAIL) Institute

Francisco Marmejo:  The World Bank's Lead Tertiary Education Specialist and Coordinator of its Network of Higher Education Specialists

Lisa Meritz:  Director of Communications for the Office of International Affairs, Temple University

Martyn J. Miller:  Interim Assistant Vice President for International Programs in the Office of International Affairs

Jessica Sandberg:  Director of International Admissions at Temple University

Hans de Wit:  Professor and Director of the ‘Center for International Higher Education’ (CIHE) at Boston College. Founding member and past president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE)

I believe that IHEC Blog followers will find this #IntlEdNow tweetchat to be very stimulating and I hope you are able to hold the time on your calendar and follow along with the discussion!

If you are not on Twitter you can follow the discussion below:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Department of State Roles with no Nominee

This tweet (and my zoom in on two significant positions on the chart related to international education) from the Democrats House Committee on Foreign Relations [U.S.] is very concerning.

Friday, June 9, 2017

There were many important outcomes of study abroad for me but there is one in particular that I am most grateful for!

I met my wife while studying abroad in Valladolid, Spain. We were on the same study abroad program. Here we are on top of the Alcázar in Segovia, Spain shortly after we started dating (we were 20 years old)!

Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Learn More about ICEF Mentor and ICEF Achieve at #nafsa17

This is a long overdue post about some very interesting developments happening at ICEF.  This goes back to the 2016 NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver but my family life, my work and my side projects prevented me from fully investigating and posting to IHEC Blog.

ICEF now offers expanded development and advisory services to further support international educators in a growing and complex field.  In this post I will briefly describe two services that I think IHEC Blog readers may find to be of interest and may wish to learn more about by following the links provided.

ICEF Mentor
ICEF Mentor is a complete market readiness programme based on established best practices, current research, and input from industry leaders.  It is designed to help international education institutions maximize their potential, avoid common pitfalls and progress toward their goals more quickly and efficiently.

ICEF Mentor connects you with an experienced international educator to examine every part of the international student journey within your institution and looks to build on strengths, integrate best practices and paces emphasis on solutions.

You can learn more about ICEF Mentor here.

ICEF Achieve
ICEF partnered with Barton Carlyle to develop and deliver ICEF Achieve.  ICEF Achieve helps you to succeed in all aspects of international enrollment management by combining ICEF's market insights and Barton Carlyle's team of international education specialists.

ICEF Achieve Supports Institutions Seeking to:

  • Increase international student enrollments, increase student diversity, or both
  • Develop strategies and goals aligned with the resources, capability, mission and vision of your institution
  • Decide on the level of investment needed for large-scale initiatives such as in-country operations, major partnerships, or significant market entry
  • Work effectively in partnership with agents/representatives, government bodies, other institutions, and service providers worldwide to deliver goals and objectives
  • Effectively navigate the risks involved in delivering an internationalization strategy
You can learn more about ICEF Achieve here.

If you are interested in learning more about what ICEF has to offer and you are attending the upcoming 2017 NAFSA Annual conference in Los Angeles swing by the ICEF Booth (#P1401) in the exhibit hall.

Disclosure:  I receive no compensation or other benefits for this IHEC Blog post.