Friday, October 2, 2009

Links of Interest for the Week of Sept. 26th to Oct. 2nd

Links of Interest for the Week of Sept. 26th to Oct. 2nd

The following are links of interest that I pulled from my Twitter posts and retweeted Twitter posts. I hope you find them of interest:

The ICC Network highlights IHEC Blog & IEB&N Blog on their network page

Sizing up the competition: the future of international postsecondary student enrollment in the US (via @IDPDRIE)

Internationalization Monitor of Education in the Netherlands 2008 (via @IDPDRIE)

I added more to IHEC Blog post "Is International Education an Agent of Democratization?"

List of Faith Based Exchange Programs (courtesy of The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, @CitizenDiplomat)

Glamour, not strategy, drives students abroad (UK)

New, stricter rules for student visas in UK (via @IIEglobal)

More Diversity Sought Among U.S. Participants in Study Abroad Programs

"End the Travel Ban on Cuba" a campaign by the LAWG

UC Berkeley researchers say US needs "national strategy" to recruit foreign students up to 1.25 million (via @IIEglobal) Promoting Education Abroad at Community Colleges (via @NAFSA)

American Diplomacy's Latest Issue (via @pdworldwide)

International students: a $100 billion business? (via @WESFans)

Monday Morning blog post now up on US Center for Citizen Diplomacy's site (via @CitizenDiplomat)

"Talking with the Harvard Public Diplomacy Collaborative"

Earlier this week on was going through research notes and non-published manuscripts and went on a Twitter fest and sent several tweets relating to the history of international education. Following are a few of my Twitter posts:

- The United Kingdom reported that the number of non-European Union international students rose 23% during 2002-2003 over the previous year

- Enrollment figures for international students in the U.S. dropped 2.4% in 2003-2004

- By September 11, 2002 the US had a web based student data collection system known as the Interim Student & Exchange Authentication System

- On June 18 1999, British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a new international education policy for the United Kingdom

- The National Security Education Act of 1991 established the Boren National Security Education Program Trust Fund

- The International Student Exchange Program was initially funded by a grant from the United States Information Agency (USIA) until 1996

- The National Defense Education Act of 1958 highlighted the critical importance of education to national defense

- It's estimated that approx. 350K German POWs participated in re-education programs & took what they learned back to Germany

- In 1948 the United States Congress passed The U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act (also known as The Smith-Mundt Act)

- In 1947 the US Office of Military Government w/ US DoS initiated program to bring almost 10K Germans to U.S. to learn democratic principles

- The Fulbright Act of 1946 set in motion a great history of int'l education exchange between the United States and the rest of the world

- 1936 Buenos Aires Convention called for exchanges to strengthen intellectual cooperation & cultural relations between US & Latin America

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