From: Fulbright and NAFSA
Category: General Studies
The Institute of International Education (IIE) /Fulbright and NAFSA; World Wide Scholarships The Institute of International Education (IIE) forges partnerships between the public and private sectors to design and implement international programs and to provide technical assistance in all countries and all fields, like Education, Business and Management, Science, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Arts and Humanities, Journalism, Human Rights
NAFSA's members — numbering more than seven thousand individuals from all 50 states and 60 countries — share a belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples, and encourages constructive leadership in a global community.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) forges partnerships between the public and private sectors to design and implement international programs and to provide technical assistance in all countries and all fields, like Education, Business and Management, Science, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Arts and Humanities, Journalism, Human Rights NAFSA's members — numbering more than seven thousand individuals from all 50 states and 60 countries — share a belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples, and encourages constructive leadership in a global community.
About the Fulbright, IIE and NAFSA Scholarships. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946, at the end of World War II, to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Its primary source of funding is an annual appropriation made by the United States Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions also contribute financial support through direct cost-sharing, as well as through tuition waivers, university housing, and other benefits.
Fulbright, J(ames) William (1905-1995), American educator and politician, who, while a United States senator, sponsored the Fulbright Act of 1946, amended in 1961 by the Fulbright-Hays Act, providing funds for the exchange of students, scholars, and teachers between the United States and other countries. He was born in Sumner, Missouri, and educated at the University of Arkansas, the University of Oxford (in England), and George Washington University Law School (in Washington, D.C.). He was admitted to the Washington, D.C., bar in 1934 and served for a year as a special attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as president of the University of Arkansas from 1939 until 1941. A member of the Democratic Party, Fulbright was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1942 and to the U.S. Senate in 1944.
As a U.S. senator, Fulbright gained much influence during his long tenure (1959-1974) as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He became a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, particularly of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (1959-1975). Running for his sixth term as senator in 1974, Fulbright was defeated in the Arkansas Democratic primary, and he resigned from the U.S. Senate at the end of the year. His writings include Old Myths and New Realities (1964) and The Arrogance of Power (1967).
Note: Students from Indonesia who want to apply for Fulbright Scholarship must send the application to The American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), in Jakarta. AMINEF, established in 1992, is a commission with a mandate to administer the Fulbright Program in Indonesia, to promote scholarship of the highest caliber and to strengthen cultural ties and mutual understanding between Indonesia and United States of America.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) offices outside the United States provide advising, testing and training services to international students and midcareer professionals planning U.S. study. Most offices are U.S. Information Service-supported Educational Advising Centers, and they also assist the Educational Testing Service in offering TOEFL and other U.S. college admissions tests. IIE offices in Asia sponsor annual U.S. University Fairs at which students may meet with admissions counselors from accredited U.S. colleges and universities.
IIE World Wide
IIE/Egypt located in Cairo
IIE/Philippines located in Manila
IIE/Europe located in Budapest
IIE/Hong Kong and China located in Hong Kong
IIE/India located in New Delhi
located in Mexico City
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IIE/Namibia located in Windhoek
IIE/Russia and Eurasia located in Moscow
IE/South Africa located in Pretoria
IIE/Southeast Asia located in Bangkok
IIE/Ukraine located in Kiev
IIE/Vietnam located in Hanoi
ASIA HELP from the Institute of International Education (IIE) The economic situation in Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia has profoundly affected the ability of more than 77,000 students from these countries to continue their education on US campuses and will likely result in thousands of individuals returning home prematurely without completing their degrees. (read detail)
NAFSA: ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS
NAFSA PROMOTES THE EXCHANGE of students and scholars to and from the United States. The Association sets and upholds standards of good practice and provides professional education and training that strengthen institutional programs and services related to international educational exchange. NAFSA provides a forum for discussion of issues and a network for sharing information as it seeks to increase awareness of and support for international education in higher education, in government, and in the community.
The ASEAN Student Assistance Awards Program (ASAAP) is a public-private partnership, providing scholarships to students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Initiated in 1998, in response to the Asian economic crisis, the program provides matching funds to deserving students who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.
With funding from the Sumitomo Bank Global Foundation and Unocal Corporation, and assistance from the U.S. State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, NAFSA will provide grants, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, to U.S colleges and universities on behalf of qualified students. (Excerpted from NAFSA's site)
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