Members In the News
July 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
AIEA members Malcolm Butler, David Sammons, Paul Primak, Randy Zadra, Margaret Heisel, Downing Thomas and Norm Peterson spoke at the APLU Commission on International Programs 2011 Summer Meeting:
June 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
AIEA Executive Director Darla Deardorff gave an invited talk on Intercultural Competence to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China:

AIEA Member Carl Holtman's journey from Ohio to Istanbul:

AIEA Institutional Member The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
sponsored PolyU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge 2011 - a global business plan competition attracted participation from 191 institutions (secondary schools and university) representing 27 countries. A total of 60 teams (30 per division) were sponsored for their trip to Hong Kong and spent their once-in-a-lifetime experience with their peers from all around the world on 11-17 June 2011. The Gold Award for the Secondary School division goes to 'Iolani School, US and that for the University division goes to Purdue University, US.

List of participating teams, final 6 and winners:

Snapshot of contestants' happy moments:

For further information:
[email protected]
May 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
AIEA Member Francisco Marmolejo wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Winds of Change in Higher Education in Colombia and the World: Where Are We Heading?".  To read the article, click here.

AIEA Member Duleep Deosthale
is quoted in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education titled
"Private Sector Has Key Role in Widening Global Access to Higher Education".  To see a copy of this article, click here

AIEA Member Mitch Leventhal
wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "How the U.S. Can Stop Hindering Higher-Education Exports".  To read the article, click here.

AIEA Executive Committee Member Norm Peterson
quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an in-depth article on U.S. Arabic Distance Learning Network at Montana State University.  Click here for a copy of the article. 

AIEA Member Dieter Wanner
will participate in Discussions on Internationalizing Teaching and Learning: Internationalization Symposium at Ohio State University, May 9. For more information, see flier description - Internationalization How and Why May 2011.
April 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011

AIEA Member Francisco Marmolejo wrote an article titled "Aligning International Work with Institutional Priorities" for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Click here for a copy of the article.

AIEA President-Elect Donna Scarboro
and AIEA Board Member Kathy Bellows are quoted in the New York Times article Universities debate over study abroad programs in “hot spots” - as cited on the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange website.  For more information, click here.

AIEA Executive Director Darla Deardorff
spoke at the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan. To view an article published in The Azeri Times, click here. For a video on the Forum, click here. Photographed on stage, Dr. Deardorff is seated to the far left. This session was chaired by the Azeri minister, fifth from the left.

AIEA Past-President William Brustein, Member Miriam Kazanjian and Member Mark Tessler have been quoted in the article "Language and International-Studies Programs Face 'Devastating' Cuts Under Budget Deal" in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Click here to view the article.

March 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011 AIEA Member Francisco Marmolejo published an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on "African Higher Education in the World: Are They (and We) Ready?" Click here to read the article.

AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff
contributed to Speaking Across Borders: The Role of Higher Education in Furthering Intercultural Dialogue, published by the Council of Europe. Click here for more information. AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff is also being featured in Brandeis's report as one of three speakers in the "Global Brandeis Symposia"series. These events bring recognized scholars in different disciplines to campus to interact with faculty, students, and staff over major questions of global higher education. A new report from that series is available for download here. For links to videos of keynote speeches and interviews, click here.

AIEA President Susan Sutton
will participate in the International Association of Universities meeting in Delhi, India.

AIEA President-Elect Donna Scarboro
participated in the EDGE Forum in Delhi, India, March 9-11, 2011. For information about the Emerging Directions in Global Education Forum, click here.

AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff
will be giving an invited talk at a UN World Forum in Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan.

AIEA Member John Hudzik
was the keynote speaker at the Going Global conference in Hong King. Click here for an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing the conference.

AIEA Member Francisco Marmolejo
's article "Out of the Ivory Tower: Translating Academic Research into Public Policy" was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 21, 2011. Click here to access the article.

AIEA Member
Jeffrey Peck wrote an article titled "Experiencing Difference: The Meaning of Globalization at a Diverse Institution" for the Spring 2011 edition of IIENetworker, accessible here.

Numerous AIEA Members
have been featured in these articles in The Chronicle from the 2011 AIEA Annual Conference.
Michael McCarry
     Shifts in Congress Could Hurt Global-Exchange Programs, Educators Fear

Darryl Crompton, Cornell Menking
     Internationalization Presents Steep Challenges for Historically Black Colleges
Rahul Choudaha, Stephen Dunnett, Bhushan Patwardhan, Nicole Ranganath, Susan Buck Sutton
Despite Hurdles, India is Ripe for Partnerships, Educators Say
Katherine Bellows, Tully Cornick
     American Colleges Discuss Their Next Moves in Protest-Riven Middle East

AIEA Member Francisco Marmolejo contributed two articles to the Chronicle, linked below.
     International Mobility of Students: Beyond the Numbers
     Higher Education in Egypt: What's Next?

The following AIEA Member Institutions are participating in the Institute of International Education's US University Presidents' Delegation to Russia: Lehigh University, Montclair State University, North Carolina State University, University of Arizona, and University of California - Los Angeles. For more information, visit the IIE webpage by clicking here.
February 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
AIEA Member Gary Rhodes is quoted in the article "Evacuations From Egypt Highlight Need for Advance Planning," in the February 11 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Click here to read the article.
January 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
AIEA Member Institutions Northeastern University and Houston Community College were selected by IIE as 2011 Andrew Heiskell Award winners in Study Abroad and Internationalizing the Community College Campus, respectively. AIEA Member Institutions Kennesaw State University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Genesee Community College, and University of Nebraska - Lincoln received Honorable Mentions in a range of categories. For more information, please click here for more information on the Heiskell Awards, at the IIE website.

AIEA Member Institutions Jacksonville State University, Southern Methodist University, and Utah Valley University
are among ten US institutions selected by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for participation in the 2011 China initiative the International Academic Partnerships Program (IAPP). For more information, please click here to visit IIE's website.

AIEA Members Hans de Wit and Rahul Choudaha published articles in International Higher Education, published by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education. To read "The End of Internationalization" by Uwe Brandenburg and Hans de Wit, and "Drivers of Mobility of Chinese and Indian Students," click here to access the newsletter.
December 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
AIEA member Wendy Williamson had an article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on December 9. Her article is titled "In Study Abroad, Simple is Sophisticated." To read the article, click here.

AIEA Institutional Members Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
has received, the first ever in Hong Kong, Erasmus Mundus Mobility Grant (Lot 4, Action 2 Strand 2) awarded by the European Commission. The current grant of nearly EUR1.4 million will be shared by the 9 consortium partners in Europe and South East Asia in the project titled: "Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: linguistic approaches to transition and identity". For further information on the project, click here.
November 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
AIEA Member Mariam Assefa, Executive Director of World Education Services (WES), was honored by Upwardly Global with its prestigious "Outstanding Leadership" award on November 16. Assefa was recognized for her "personal and professional accomplishments elevating the profile of immigrant Americans, as well as supporting diversity in the workplace." To read the full article on The Allliance Policy Monitor, click here.

AIEA Past President Stephen Dunnett and AIEA members Miriam Assefa and Francisco Marmolejo gave invited sessions at the AMPEI Conference in Manzanillo Mexico.  At that same conference, AIEA Executive Director Darla Deardorff and AIEA member Rodolfo Hernandez gave an invited workshop on Global Leadership.  Details at

AIEA Member Samuel Shepherd
was decorated with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by the Emperor of Japan, on November 3, in recognition of his "contribution to strengthening of the relations between Japan and the United States through educational exchanges and internationalization of education in Japan." For further detail, the press release is available here: Press Release from Consulate-General of Japan.
October 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
AIEA Members Francisco Marmolejo and Gary Rhodes have been quoted in the University Global News: The Global Window on Higher Education article "US: Study abroad continues despite Mexican violence" published on October 31. Click here to read the article.

AIEA Members Cheryl Matherly
and Mark Novak have been named new members of the ACE Internationalization Collaborative Advisory Council.  This important group serves to guide ACE staff and acts as the voice of the collaborative membership.

AIEA Member Cheryl Matherly
is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education Oct 17 article "Study Abroad's New Focus Is Job Skills: Colleges strive to translate students' experience for employers"  Click here for details.

AIEA President Bill Lacy, AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff, AIEA Past President John Hudzik
and AIEA Members Tony Adams and Kirk Simmons gave invited talks at the IEAA US-Australia Symposium in Sydney on Oct 10-11Click here for details.
September 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
AIEA Member Rahul Choudaha from World Education Services was interviewed on NPR's Tell me More on international student mobility.  To read transcript and listen to interview, click here

AIEA Members
who spoke at the EAIE Conference held in Nantes, France, September 15 - 18: AIEA Executive Director Darla Deardorff, AIEA Vice President for External Relations Duleep Deosthale, Gilles Bousquet, Thomas Buntru, Rahul Choudaha, Daniel Guhr, Kevin Murphy, and Gary Rhodes.  

AIEA Member Francisco Marmolejo
wrote a blog article in September 9 Chronicle of Higher Education:
Challenges of Mexican Higher Education: Are There Implications for the U.S.?

AIEA Executive Committee Member
Mitch Leventhal was quoted in Campus Review, Chronicle of Australia in an article titled "New York ups the ante on foreign students"
August 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
AIEA Member and AMPEI President Thomas Buntru was quoted in an Alliance article Aug 27, "State Department travel warning stems flow of American students to Mexican universities". In March, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning for citizens intending to visit the regions of Mexico most afflicted by drug-related violence. As a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article reports, this travel warning has led to declining numbers of American students participating in study abroad programs in Mexico.

Two articles from The Chronicle of Higher Education explore how institutions are working to strengthen their internationalization efforts even in the face of the economic crisis. Many from the AIEA community have been quoted: President William Lacy; Past Presidents - William Brustein, Uliana Gabara and John Hudzik; Executive Committee Members - Mitch Leventhal and Sabine Klahr.
Learn more in Boise State U Eliminates International Office to Save Its Services and In Economic Downturn Colleges Eye International Education: Cut Back or Forge Ahead?

Congratulations to AIEA members William Davey and Dennis Dutschke, winners of the 2010 EAIE Transatlantic Leadership Award.  This is an award given to persons that have “provided significant leadership to educational exchange between Europe and the United States with a spirit of mutual understanding and respect with documented achievements in transatlantic cooperation. These achievements should provide guidance and examples of good practice for individuals active in transatlantic cooperation.”

Congratulations to the AIEA member institutions that received Title VI Language Resource Center awards for 2010-2014 from the U.S. Department of Education: Duke University, George Washington University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Arizona, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
July 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
AIEA President Bill Lacy attended the APLU Commission on International Programs (CIP) 2010 Summer Meeting July 12-14 in Sedona, Arizona. He was a presenter in the session organized by Dieter Wanner, Associate Provost, Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University, titled "Gateways, Branch Campuses, and Partnerships: Globally Committed Public Research Universities." His panel of speakers included members William Brustein, former president of AIEA, and Vice Provost, Global Strategies and International Affairs, at the Ohio State University, and Bailian Li, Vice Provost, International Affairs, North Carolina State University, and Jeffrey Riedinger, Dean of International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University. Bill also moderated the Session on "Leveraging Systems: The Role of System Offices in Global Relations" with Mitch Leventhal, member of the AIEA Executive Council and Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs at SUNY, and David Fleshler, Associate Provost for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and 2010-11 AIEA Presidential Fellow. Mitch was also the speaker in the session on "The UN Global Compact and Corporate Responsibility".

Former AIEA President John Hudzik is quoted extensively in a Times Higher Education article summarizing his recent presentation at the UK Council for International Student Affairs annual conference. Read Higher Education Becomes a Globally Traded Commodity as Demand Soars.

AIEA member Wendy Williamson, director of study abroad at Eastern Illinois University, tackles the question of why as few as 1.5 per cent of college students travel overseas to study every year in the July 26 edition of Chronicle of Higher Education.  She cites a 2008 report by the American Council on Education and the College Board to find a reply:

‘The answer involves a series of obstacles that prevent enthusiastic students from seeking the opportunities they desire. As the report states, “barriers to student participation are real, including security concerns, high cost, academic demands that accommodate neither study abroad nor other international-learning experiences, and lack of encouragement by faculty and advisers.” Also, many colleges do not foster the international-learning experience. They may talk the talk but don't walk the walk; they construct many of the barriers that hamper students.’

Williamson also notes that it’s merely a matter of time before institutions with unfriendly study abroad programs find themselves at a distinct disadvantage in recruiting students. For Williamson, there are seven signs that a university is running a successful study abroad program:

1) Support from both the administration and the faculty.
2) Variety of program options.
3) Preparation for risk.
4) Fair value, a fair price.
5) Every department has options.
6) Students earn valuable credit.
7) A commitment to go green.

For more detail on Williamson’s seven study abroad signs, read complete article.

AIEA member Elizabeth (Betsy) Brewer co-edited a book on Integrating Study Abroad into the Curriculum: Theory and Practice Across the Disciplines by Stylus Press.  Betsy also has an article in New Directions for Higher Education 150 (Summer 2010) titled "Leveraging Partnerships to Internationalize the Liberal Arts College: Campus Internationalization and the Faculty".

AIEA Member Paul Primak has been elected to the Forum on Education Abroad Council for a 3-year term.
June 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010 AIEA Member Rahul Choudaha was quoted in the June 30 Inside Higher Educationa story on the developments with foreign universities bill in India titled All Eyes on India.

AIEA Executive Committee Member Mitch Leventhal
Appointed Senior Advisor to United Nations; SUNY Global Center to Lead Adoption of UN Global Compact in Higher Education Worldwide

New York, New York, June 21, 2010 - The United Nations Global Compact and the State University of New York (SUNY) today announced a collaboration to develop guidelines for academic institutions in implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Recognition that academic institutions are increasingly multi-national, and have challenges similar to businesses, has led to the impetus to adapt the Global Compact Principles for use in higher education.

“As employers, as investors, and as purchasers and consumers of goods and services on a massive scale, academic institutions play a significant role in the global economy,” said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “We hope that the guidelines to be developed in collaboration with SUNY will inspire colleges and universities around the world to adopt the Global Compact principles as a valuable framework to manage their operations in a more sustainable manner.”

The United Nations Global Compact has appointed Dr. Mitch Leventhal as senior advisor on academic affairs to the Global Compact; Dr. Leventhal also serves as vice chancellor for global Affairs at SUNY. "There is an historic precedent for colleges and universities to adopt the principles of the Global Compact," says Dr. Leventhal, "Academic institutions have long been among the leaders in socially responsible management, and were early adopters of similar initiatives, such as the Sullivan Principles. The UNGC represents the state-the-art in global corporate responsibility guidelines, and with the increasingly global footprint of academic institutions it makes good sense for the academic community to partner with the more than 6,000 corporations worldwide who have already embraced this movement."

"I am very pleased that the UNGC has asked SUNY to collaborate on adapting the Principles of the Global Compact to higher education," said State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "I strongly support this initiative, which is completely in keeping with our new strategic plan, The Power of SUNY, and "SUNY and the World," one of the six strategic priorities under this plan."

Over the next nine to twelve months, various meetings will be convened under the auspices of the SUNY Global Center in New York City, culminating in a framework for institutional adoption. Following that, SUNY will assist the UNGC in building its list of institutional adopters.

About the United Nations Global Compact

Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies around the world to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of broader UN goals.

Through the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices, business can help ensure that markets advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. The Global Compact is not a regulatory body, but a voluntary leadership platform for dialogue and learning. With more than 8,200 signatories in more than 135 countries, it is the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative.

For additional information, contact: Dr. Mitch Leventhal, tel: +1 212 317 3546, [email protected]

AIEA member Cheryl Matherly was quoted in the June 3 issue of Chronicle of Higher Education in an article entitled "As Overseas Internships Grow, So Do Challenges for College Officials"

AIEA member Rahul Choudaha was quoted in the June 2 Inside Higher Education article on The International Student Scene:
May 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
AIEA President Bill Lacy, AIEA Board Member Donna Scarboro and 2009-2010 AIEA Presidential Fellow Susan Carvalho participated in the Fulbright IEA Program in Japan - a short-term group program of three weeks for international education administrators with higher education to become familiar with the society and culture of Japan. The program consists of briefings, campus visits, appointments with selected government officials, cultural activities and other activities.
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