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June, 2014:

International Students Studying in US Up 2 Percent, 75 Percent of Students from Asia: SEVP Report
The report is based on data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a Web-based …

Learning From the Southern Hemisphere
I recently visited Australia and Indonesia, both countries which—in their different ways—are pivotal …

Rise of Postgraduate Education Fuels Asia’s Economies: UNESCO
Asian countries have not only seen huge increases in undergraduate enrollment but also in postgraduate …

How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter
How does studying or working abroad change you? You return with a photo album full of memories …

Countries Not Monitoring Study Abroad Scholarships
There are some 183 nationally funded scholarship programs for outward student mobility around the globe …

 

April, 2014:

Embracing the New Globalism: a Challenge to Rethink Study Abroad
Higher education in the United States is not prepared to lead the future of study abroad. It is mired in past assumptions …

A Call for International Education Evidence
Eighteen years ago, in 1996, I took the initiative of creating a scholarly journal to stimulate research on …

Social Media Scholarship
Heavy cell phone and social media use may hurt students’ grades and well-being, new studies suggests …

Universities Struggle with How to Support Global Development Goals
Reconciling the wish to prioritize societal and development goals with growing pressures to perform …

Does English Have to be Used in Transnational Higher Education?
The drive for increased internationalisation in higher education has taken hold in many countries …

 

March, 2014:

Scholarships in Steps I, II, III
It’s true. Finding and getting scholarships to study abroad can be such time-consuming and daunting …

Can International Education be Truly Equal and Global?
The “Global Dialogue on the Future of International Education” organised by the International Education …

Meet the Man Leading the Online Education Revolution
It was a significant week for University of the People. The university — founded by Israeli entrepreneur …

Universities Challenges – Balancing Local and Global
Universities of today exist in challenging times. Dealing with rapid developments in technology and …

Competency-based Degrees – The Quiet Revolution?
Over the past two years hardly a day has passed without an article about massive open online courses …

 

February, 2014:

Affordability is the Key to Expanding International Higher Education
Huge new markets for international students are opening up in Asia and the Middle East as parents search …

Three Reasons Students Do Better Overseas
Millions of laid-off American factory workers were the first to realize that they were competing against …

Opening Doors For International Students
The university is an institution for critical inquiry and learning that has spearheaded scientific discovery …

The Best Schools in the World
How do you judge the quality of a university or a country’s higher education system? Do you base your …

 

December, 2013:

Open Doors 2013 Report: International Students in the United States and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High
The 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number …

Coming on Strong: China Leads the Pack of Developing Nations Aiming for Academic and Economic Growth
China has emerged as the strongest nation in the inaugural Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging …

International Students Use Agencies to Help Find Universities in U.S.
Careful evaluation and a lot of work can go into the process of choosing, visiting and applying to …

4 Ways Reverse Culture Shock Can Affect International Students
Before leaving for the U.S., international students likely receive plenty of advice about moving …

 

November, 2013:

International Students to Reach 3.8 Million by 2024
A new British Council report has predicted that there will be 3.8 million mobile higher education students …

OECD Countries Must Expand and Adapt Higher Education
Tertiary institutions in OECD countries will need to expand the number of student places they offer, according …

International Student Recruitment via Informed Choice
Higher education institutions are increasingly expected to make tough, strategic choices to achieve their …

MOOCs Not a Threat to Universities
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are not a threat to bricks-and-mortar universities – as some …

Why do International Students Go to China?
With the increased standing of Chinese universities in international rankings, there has been a …

 

September, 2013:

4 Ways International Students Can Participate in Class
It is challenging to live in a new country, where people speak a different language and have different …

10 Colleges With the Most Generous Financial Aid to International Students
For American colleges and universities, international students are gold. As American parents, who …

Agents And the Ethics of International Higher Education
Global student mobility creates big business. Approximately three million students are studying abroad …

5 College Admissions Mistakes International Students Can Avoid
Applying for international admission to a U.S. college is daunting. But here’s a secret from a longtime …

Will Technology Save Public Education?
There’s no doubt that technology is the new “panacea du jour” for public education in America today …

 

August, 2013:

Expanding Academic Cooperation with Indonesia by Launching a U.S. – Indonesia Higher Education Consortium
Greg Galford, an Associate Professor of Interior Architecture from Chatham University, had never really …

8 Stages for Developing Institutional International Partnerships
IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education has been working diligently in the …

Engaging in Open Discussion: Reflections on the EducationUSA Forum
The fourth annual EducationUSA Forum is now behind us, and by all accounts, this year was the most …

Diverse Conversations: Issues and Trends in International Higher Education Financing
Have you ever wondered how higher education is financed in other parts of the world? No matter what …

Education’s Value Rises in Crisis but Funding Falls
The employment gap between young people who have a high level of education and those who abandon …

Five Ts Why You Should Go on Exchange Programs
Most universities offer exchange programs for students to study one semester in another university. This …

Technical Education Competes with University: Study
Technology education programmes are increasingly becoming a viable alternative to the standard …

 

June, 2013:

Pricing and Price Sensitivity in International Education
To what extent does cost, particularly relative cost among comparable institutions or destinations, factor in …

Take Courses That Enhance the International Student Experience
As a full-time international student, you have a great opportunity to take classes that are tied to the country …

Who Benefits From Higher Education?
Education is a public good, that is indisputable. But whether higher education is also a public good, has long …

International Students Face Barriers After Graduation
Haonan Sun was in a dilemma after graduating from the University of Minnesota in December. The …

Consider U.S. College Costs, Reputation Before Applying
As an international student, there are four questions to ask yourself as you consider applying to the American …

Foreign Students Understand the Push For Visa Changes
International students could face more stringent security provisions under an immigration bill currently …

 

May, 2013:

Universities That Draw the Most International Students
The number of international students in the United States continued its steady climb in the 2011-2012 school …

Asian Higher Education Revolution a Long Way Off
The Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings are out. Since they are based on data already …

Ranking Reveals World’s Top Countries for Higher Education
The second annual Universitas 21 rankings of countries which are the ‘best’ at providing higher education …

Foreign Student Safety in Spotlight
Professionals in international education have long had to counter stereotypical depictions of the U.S. as …

Graduate Encounter Difficulties in US
Sophia Su, who will graduate with a master’s degree in communication from Michigan State University …

 

April, 2013:

Funding Tertiary Education in Southeast Asia and Beyond
In recent decades Southeast Asian countries have simultaneously enjoyed rapid economic growth …

ASEAN, China Must Bridge Higher Education and Workforce Skills Gap
Countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China face serious disconnects …

Higher-ed Funding Idea: Charge International Students More
Each fall, thousands of students from overseas apply to study at the University of Washington and …

Growth Rate Slowing for International Applications for Grad School
U.S. graduate schools are getting more applications from students in India and Brazil, but fewer from …

University Rankings Go Global
So now we know. After months of hype and speculation, the winners were announced last month. These …

 

March, 2013:

University of Iowa Signed an MOU with Gadjah Mada University
The University of Iowa has signed an MOU with Gadjah Mada University in Yogjayakarta on the Indonesian …

The Global Language of Influence
When asked in 1898 what was the most decisive event in modern history, German statesman Otto von …

The Inverted Classroom as Platform
I’ve been talking a lot with my colleagues about their teaching practices, as part of the NSF grant I’m working …

How to Survive From – and Eventually Celebrate – Multiculturalism
As a guy who was born and grew up in a small town of Blitar in East Java, I never thought that I would have the …

English as It Is Learned and Treated in Asia
Literary works written and published in English by Asian authors are growing at a steady rate. Does this speak …

 

February, 2013:

After Centuries of Stagnation Science is Making a Comeback in the Islamic World
The sleep has been long and deep. In 2005 Harvard University produced more scientific papers …

Finding Meaning in Teaching Wealthy Students in Indonesia
Stepping through the manicured gates of the Islamic boarding school where I teach and live in …

Three Higher Education Trends to Watch for in 2013
International higher education by its very nature sits at an intersection of socio-cultural, economic …

Is the International Student Movement the Future of Global Organizing?
On November 10, 2012, tens of thousands of students flooded the streets of Montreal to express …

Americans Value Higher Education but Question Its Quality, National Survey Finds
Americans overwhelmingly view a higher education as essential to landing a good job and achieving …

Tip Sheet: 5 Study Strategies for the SAT
The high school spring semester is full of excitement: basketball playoff games, baseball season, prom …

 

January, 2013:

Learning New Lessons
Top-quality teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best …

MBA Job Picture Bright for International Students
MBA Job Picture Bright for International StudentsInternational MBA students studying in the U.S. don’t …

US Asian Pivot Fails Academic Test
When it comes to the United States in Asia, it seems to be all about the “pivot” these days. Witness President …

Liberal Arts Colleges Can Be Relevant Again
Liberal arts colleges are the starting point of America’s leadership and relevance in the complex world …

Multi-lingual School Helps Students Adapt
When 11-year-old Isaac Seong enrolled at University Elementary School last year, the sixth-grader who …

 

December, 2012:

Executive Education, but Not for Business
Business schools have long offered executive education programs for corporations. Along with a welcome …

Exporting Education: Disseminating Knowledge and Values
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the …

In Asia, Campuses for Women
In May, the Asian University for Women is expected to graduate its first class of 138 students, almost all …
New York State of Mind: Studying at NYU’s Washington Square Campus
Sitting on the south benches of Washington Square Park, overlooking the arch, one should always take the …

 

November, 2012:

The Benefits of Internship for Educational Opportunity and Professional Career
Summer is over. But the real question is: What did you do during the summer? Spending time with family …

 

October, 2012:

U.S.-Indonesia Joint Council Engages with Local Governments in West Papua
In late October, the U.S. Executive Director of the Joint Council, Bernie Burrola, met with local …

Joint Council Sets Goals for 2013
As a result of the third meeting of the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Council on Higher Education Partnership …

(Report) Diminishing Funding and Rising Expectations: Trends and Challenges for Public Research Universities
In the 2012 edition of Science and Engineering Indicators, the National Science Board reported a …

(Report) The Future of Higher Education
A majority of technology stakeholders polled in a Web-based survey anticipate that higher education in 2020 …

Acculturative Experiences Among Indonesian Graduate Students in US Higher Education
The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to describe and understand the lived experiences of the …

The Community College Pipeline
The notion that community colleges are key to putting students on a path to a four-year degree is not a new …

(Report) Indonesia Could Be 7th Biggest Economy by 2030: McKinsey Report

Most international businesses and investors know that modern Indonesia boasts a substantial population …
September, 2012:

U.S. Higher Education Delegation to Indonesia November, 2012
Reserve your space and join fellow U.S. university, college, and community college officials this November on the U.S. Higher Education Delegation to Indonesia. From November 4-10, the Joint Council will be leading a delegation of 20 U.S. representatives to meet with the presidents and department heads of over 15 Indonesia universities, as well as interact with an additional 50+ Indonesian higher education officials at receptions and conferences organized by the Joint Council.

This is an excellent opportunity to explore partnering with universities in Indonesia in such areas as student exchange, faculty exchange, or joint research. We recommend registering by September 14 to ensure a spot on the delegation. For questions on the delegation please contact Wyatt Gordon (202) 232-1400 or e-mail wgordon@usindo.org.

Learn more about the tentative agenda and payment information >>

 

August, 2012:

Indonesian Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Appointed as Co-Chair
of the Joint Council

The Minister of National Education, Dr. Muhammad Nuh, appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Culture …

Sub-committee Member of the Joint Council Joined a Community Mental Health at Udayana University in Denpasar, Indonesia
Suzanne Wells, sub-committee member (faculty/student exchanges) of the Joint Council and Professor of …

Capturing the Educational Moments in International Education
Nearly 40 percent of international students at U.S. colleges and universities have few or no close American …

Is it Better to Pursue Your Undergraduate Degree in Indonesia or the US?
The chance to pursue an undergraduate degree in the United States is one of the greatest blessing in my life …

Don’t Get a Degree, Get an Education
Almost all of us who had ever thought about studying abroad, at one point or another have bought into the …

 

July, 2012:

U.S. Higher Education Delegation to Indonesia, November 4 – 10, 2012
Looking for opportunities to partner with universities in Indonesia? Interested in exploring opportunities …

Recruit Indonesian Students from Jakarta & Surabaya
IIE, a member of the U.S-Indonesia Joint Council, will be hosting college fairs in Jakarta and Surabaya …

Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Holds Student Exchange with United States
UGM through the U.S.-Indonesia Partnership Program for Study Abroad Capacity (USIPP) holds …

Many Foreign Students Are Friendless in the U.S., Study Finds
More than one in three foreign students in a new survey say they have no close U.S. friends, and many …

 

June, 2012:

SAVE THE DATE! U.S. Higher Education Delegation to INDONESIA
The Joint Council will lead its second U.S. higher education delegation to Indonesia the week of …

Indonesian Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Appointed as Co-Chair of the Joint Council
The Minister of National Education, Dr. Muhammad Nuh, appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Musliar Kasim, M.S., as the Indonesian Chair of the U.S. – Indonesia Joint Council on Higher Education Partnership …

For U.S. Scholars & Former U.S. Fulbright Recipients: Grant Opportunities Available
As a special exception, U.S. scholars who have reached their LIFETIME LIMIT ON FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANTS are eligible to apply for additional grants to Indonesia. The usual required waiting period of five years between grants has also been waived. These exemptions are valid for three years from August 1, 2010 through August 1, 2013. The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) will be pleased to assist U.S. scholars who do not have prior experience in Indonesia in finding appropriate placements at Indonesian universities. For more information: www.cies.org/Fulbright/indonesia/.

Fulbright scholarship for Indonesian scholars who have a doctoral degree and intend to do short-term (three to six months) research in the United States are available to Indonesian citizens with the appropriate qualifications. The deadling for the 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar Program is August 31, 2012. For more information please contact AMINEF: www.aminef.or.id

Institute of International Education (IIE) Concludes Successful International Education Summit
The Institute of International Education (IIE) organized and convened the 2012 International Education …

 

May, 2012:

Joint Council Leads University Partnership First Delegation to Indonesia
Thirteen U.S. universities traveled to Indonesia from April 16 – 20 to participate in the U.S. University …

Joint Council Vice Chair and USINDO President’s Interview on U.S.-Indonesia Education Links
Joint Council Vice Chair and USINDO President David Merrill gave an interview on Berita Satu TV on …

Indonesia Higher Education Bill Postponed After Widespread Opposition
A controversial new higher education law has been shelved until at least August after its tabling in …

 

April, 2012:

Establishment of a Center of Excellence in Indonesia for Research Collaboration
On March 16 and 17, over 150 people participated in the I-4 Workshop at the University of Maryland …

Expanding U.S. Study Abroad to Indonesia
The report addresses the strategic need to promote stronger ties between the U.S. and Indonesia. This …

An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Scholarships
The idea of the “American Dream” means many things to many people, but one of its common elements is …

 

March, 2012:

Joint Council U.S. Higher Education Delegation to Indonesia
The Joint Council will lead a U.S. higher education delegation to Indonesia from April 15 – 21 …

International Indonesian Scholars Association (I-4) Workshop, “Bridging International Cooperation between Indonesia and America”
The U.S. Chair of the Joint Council and President of A-P-L-U, Peter McPherson, will be giving the keynote address at the upcoming Bridging International Cooperation in Science and Education Between the Indonesia and America Workshop being held March 16 – 17, 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The workshop is being organized by the International Indonesian Scholars Association (I-4) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, the Indonesian-American Association, and the Indonesian Student Association of Washington, DC. Over 100 people will participate including researchers, students, and government officials. The workshop aims to increase cooperation among Indonesian and American academics, governments, and the private sector.

Funding for U.S. Study in Indonesia
The Government of Indonesia provides funding to American students to study Indonesian language and culture at universities in Indonesia. American students may apply now to receive the Darmasiswa Scholarship and we encourage U.S. institutions to promote this opportunity to students. Students may apply for one-year, six-months, or three-months of study in Indonesia. The scholarship provides free tuition (including fees) at an Indonesian university as well as a monthly living stipend of 2,000,000 rupiah (roughly US$225).

The 2012 Brown Center Report on American Education
The report uses empirical evidence to explore important questions in education policy and analyzes the …

CSIS Study Urges the United States to Boost Ties with Southeast Asia
The report underlines a growing recognition in the United States that Southeast Asia is vital to U.S. national …

Access, Equity, and Capacity in Asia-Pacific Higher Education
This volume examines various features on how these concepts are generated, transformed throughout …

Academic Colonialism, False Consciousness, and the Western University Ideal
Is the spread of the Western higher education model around the world evidence that repressive …

 

February, 2012:

U.S. – Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership
The Joint Council was established to help fulfill the goals of the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive …

U.S. – Indonesia Relations: Re-engaging America’s Universities, By David Merrill, President of the USINDO
One of the most critical strategic choices facing Indonesia is how to rapidly strengthen its higher …Riady Family Creates Scholars Fund for Students from Indonesia and Southeast asia
The Riady family has pledged $1 million to fund Indonesian students to study for Masters degrees …