Call for Applications: 2014 Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars in Germany and France

The Fulbright International Education Administrators Program is an excellent opportunity for Columbia administrators (and faculty with adminsitrative experience) to get an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture and society of the host country and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. All participants gain a new perspective on the need to internationalize U.S. campuses and insight into how it can be done. 

The upcoming seminars are in Germany and France.  Both programs will be conducted over two weeks in October 2014, and the deadline for application is February 3, 2014. The Fulbright Scholar Program is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, January 14th at 2 pm EST for prospective applicants to the IEA seminars in both Germany and France. For more information on each of these programs, see below.

Qualifications for Application

Note: Proficiency in German or French is NOT required. Meetings and events will be conducted in English.

FIEA France

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Applicants must be senior-level university administrators (deans, vice presidents, provosts and presidents) with substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions. Applicants must be affiliated with a four-year college, university or a non-profit international education exchange organization and have a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in the field of international education.

FIEA Germany 

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Applicants must be full-time administrators affiliated with a U.S. university, college, community college or nonprofit international education exchange organization. Applicants should have significant involvement with one of the following areas: 

  1. international exchanges: student or faculty exchanges, foreign student admissions and advising, study abroad programs and international education exchange services; administrators who have substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions and for international program development are also encouraged to participate
  2. career services 
  3. alumni affairs and 
  4. development and fundraising. 

Preference is given to applicants with at least three years of administrative experience and supervisory responsibility who have been at their current institutions for at least one year and who have not had extended visits to Germany in the past 10 years. 

Upcoming Informational Webinar (January 14)

The Fulbright Scholar Program is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, January 14th at 2 pm EST for prospective applicants to the IEA seminars in both Germany and France. Program staff will provide guidance on submitting a competitive application, and recent alums will share their experiences and take questions. You can advise your colleagues to register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/315471889. For those who cannot attend live, the presentation will be archived on our website.

 

The competition for 2014-15 Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminars is open and currently accepting applications. The seminars are designed for U.S. higher education administrators who are interested in spending an intensive two-week seminar in: India, Japan, Korea, Germany, or France.

Each seminar offers participants an in-depth look at the higher education system, culture and society of the host country and provides an invigorating opportunity for networking with international and U.S. colleagues. All participants gain a new perspective on the need to internationalize U.S. campuses and insight into how it can be done. 

Each country program will have varying qualification information and strategic goals, so applicants should read the award description carefully. All programs have intensive, pre-arranged itineraries, but in most cases, return travel can be arranged to allow for personal meetings or travel in-country.

All awards includes economy round-trip travel, travel within the country, lodging and a lump sum supplement for incidentals.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Alexandra Squitieri at asquitieri@iie.org.