The U.S. Embassy in Delhi has partnered with IIE/South Asia to foster U.S.-India dialogue on potential benefits and challenges associated with implementing the U.S. community college model in India. IIE/South Asia will draw upon its expertise and extensive network to promote dialogue and to support activities such as delegation visits to facilitate academic partnerships between institutions in the two countries.

In June 2013, IIE/India office hosted representatives from U.S community colleges on behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The delegation met with government officials, education administrators, and private sector representatives across the country to develop better understanding of the Indian higher education sector, the potential for expanding the community college model in India, and to explore possibilities for potential partnerships.

During the U.S. India Higher Education Dialogue organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development at New Delhi on 25 June 2013, a new IIE White Paper sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in India was released. "The U.S. Community College Model: Potential for Applications" (1 MB, PDF) in India reflected a focus on education to equip young people with the skills they need to compete globally and in new fields. As a part of future endeavours with regards to community college support, IIE/India is organizing a study visit to select U.S. community colleges involving capacity building and site visit for Indian educators and administrators of community colleges in India. Over the course of this program, Indian educators and administrators selected from the open application and competition process will participate in a number of training activities focused on implementing and sustaining partnerships with community colleges in the US.

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The Avery Dennison Foundation InvEnt (Invention + Entrepreneurship) Scholarship Program is designed to recognize and reward invention, innovation and excellence in high-achieving students studying in the fields of science, engineering and technology at selected higher education institutions in India. The scholarship is primarily merit-based. Selected students will receive US $1,300 scholarship to be used in their studies. These scholarship awards are part of a unique and prestigious program offered by the Avery Dennison Foundation to inspire the spirit of invention among college students.

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The Cargill Global Scholars Program (CGSP) is a distinctive scholarship opportunity that not only provides financial support, but offers leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program. Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing university students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill's world of food, agriculture and risk management. Students who are selected as Cargill Global Scholars will receive scholarship funds of up to US$2,500 per year for up to three years and will be invited to take part in a series of leadership and enrichment activities.

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Forest – PLUS is a USAID funded five-year sustainable landscapes program supporting the Government of India (GOI), under the Partnership for Land Use Science program(Forest-PLUS) awarded to Tetra Tech. The Forest-PLUS Program includes study tours to the U.S. The first study tour comprised of 10 Indian forest experts who attended a 2 week program in December 2013 steered by Michigan State University focused on an introduction to the latest developments in forest carbon monitoring in forests. As a part of the second study tour (June-July, 2014), 9 Indian forest experts attended a two week program steered by Tetra Tech ARD focused on exchanging ideas and experiences with forestry professionals working for US Federal Government Departments responsible for managing forested areas, Non-Profit/Thank Tanks, and Academia. Institute of International Education (IIE) provided comprehensive services to study tour participants for their visit to US and back focusing on the preparations and logistical arrangements to be done in India. 

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Photograph of Study Tour Forest-PLUS

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program (GEFSLP) began in 1987 in Mexico and has grown to support outstanding students in higher education in 14 countries (at present 10 countries) around the world, including India. The program initially provided traditional financial support for university education, but has developed into an exciting Leadership Development Program to complement the student's academic program. The program creates opportunities for students to develop and realize their potential by providing them with practical training and leadership development. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Scholar-Leaders program on behalf of the GE Foundation. 2013 -14 is the 14th year of the scholarship announcement in India.

Each year selected students participate in a 4 days leadership development workshop named "Energize to Innovate" at John F. Welch Technology Center (GE R&D Center), Bangalore. One of the scholars has shared his experience of being a GEFSLP scholar and participating in the workshop.

In the words of a GEFSLP Scholar (126 KB, PDF)

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IIE has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to implement the USAID-funded India Support for Teacher Education Program (In-STEP), which will build the capacity of 110 teacher educators from India in an inspiring process of professional transformation enabling them contributing to improved educational outcomes for Indian students. IIE has successfully supported the implementation of U.S. study tours for the program. Working closely with USAID and the Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development, IIE/India has provided in-country support to ASU in the first cohort need assessment to understand participants' expectations from the tour, orient them with expected outcomes from them and gather information for ASU to develop technological survey for the participants; curriculum design; and study tour logistics planning. After the completion of first cycle, this year to support second cohort's training, IIE/India actively participated in mid course evaluation state site visits across India with ASU team in addition to provide technical support to the second group.

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A partnership between the Institute of International Education and the Harvard School of Public Health, the highly-selective Maternal Health Young Champions (MHYC) program aims to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity by cultivating a cadre of emerging public health leaders equipped with the skills, vision and long-term commitment to improve maternal health worldwide. Maternal Health Young Champions are students or young graduates in public health or a related field who are committed to improving maternal mortality and morbidity through either research or innovative field work in their home country. The Young Champions are matched with mentors and placed with a host organization for a nine-month research or field project internship focusing on a particular area of maternal health. Young Champions also receive leadership training and attend the Global Maternal Health Conference. The MHYC Program 2012-13 Cohort concluded with a celebratory event organized at New Delhi on November 19, 2013 where all Young Champions were felicitated for the successful completion of their fellowship and outstanding contribution to Maternal Health.

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NYU Abu Dhabi

What is NYU Abu Dhabi?

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is working in partnership with New York University to identify talented students from around the world to attend New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi). NYU has designed a visionary new model for higher education at the crossroads of the world—Abu Dhabi—combining the best of a research university education with the advantage of a liberal arts, sciences, and engineering curriculum. As one of the world's largest and most experienced international education organizations, IIE is uniquely positioned to conduct outreach around the world on behalf of this paradigm-shifting institution. Our shared vision to shape future leaders and create true global citizens makes this a powerful collaboration.

Who Should Apply?

NYU Abu Dhabi has a student body that represents the top of the world's talent pool for academic and personal achievement. NYU Abu Dhabi students share a joy for learning across disciplines, an insatiable curiosity about the world, a strong sense of community building, and an intuitive understanding of bridging cultures.

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The Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with the Verizon Foundation has launched a program to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education among Indian girls at the secondary school level. The program will offer selected girl students and teachers with innovative tools for teaching and learning Science and Mathematics and mentorship opportunities to inspire and prepare students for post-secondary education and careers paths.

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