CONAHEC News and Information

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015

Seattle International Foundation (SIF) is partnering with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to create a prestigious new leadership development program to support high-impact leaders driving change in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. SIF's core approach to development in Central America includes investment in leadership programs, organizational capacity building, and creating networks of social change agents with the ability to transform economies, communities and societies.

Monday, Jul. 13, 2015

More than 20 students from the University of Guadalajara are spending a week in Tucson to learn about the culture of the United States, workforce development and how the country does business.

The group, in town until Sunday, is a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students from different disciplines, including business administration, marketing and international relations.

Monday, Jul. 13, 2015

The confluence of cost and funding pressures, technology-enabled learning innovations and new paradigms of quality and teaching will continue to force higher education institutions to redefine their value.

Friday, Jul. 10, 2015

More than 875 Native American youths from across the nation are gathering Thursday in Washington, D.C., for a first-of-its-kind summit called by the White House. The teens, who represent 230 tribes, will meet with first lady Michelle Obama and cabinet members to discuss a range of topics, including economic opportunity, education and cultural issues. It’s part of Generation Indigenous, or Gen-I, a White House initiative that kicked off earlier this year with a brainstorming session in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Friday, Jul. 10, 2015

According to WES’ recent survey of U.S.-bound international millennial students, 44% of students from Southeast Asia considered pursuing a foreign degree in a country other than the U.S., compared to 33% of overall respondents. International enrollment data from the Institute of International Education also shows that, although the number of undergraduate students from the region increased 22% between 2009/10 and 2013/14, the number of graduate students dropped 13% over the same time period. Last year, the total number of Southeast Asian students studying in the U.S.

Tuesday, Jul. 07, 2015

Universities in the United States and Canada received low marks for communication with prospective international students in a recent survey released by Study Portals, British Council, and IELTS, all NAFSA Global Partners. Schools were evaluated on response time to initial and follow-up e-mails, online presence, program information availability, and more.

 

Tuesday, Jul. 07, 2015

The Council of Graduate Schools recently announced that for the past decade, the number of international students applying to U.S. graduate programs has risen every year. This past 2014-2015 academic year saw applications increase 2 percent, but the rate of growth is lower than in years past.

 

Monday, Jul. 06, 2015

In a spirit of their constant renewal , the Center for Research and Innovation in Technology and Communication Information (Infotec) celebrated its 40th anniversary, and reinforced the commitment to continue offering innovative products and services that promote competitiveness of the private and public sector.

 

Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is pleased to announce that it will develop an education program addressing the advising needs of International Student Advisers (ISAs) vis-à-vis immigration policy and practice. The program will prepare ISAs working at educational institutions across Canada for the entry-to-practice exam to become Regulated International Student Immigration Advisers (RISIAs).

Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015

Two decades ago, Canada, Mexico, and the United States created a continental economy. Since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico has lived through a currency crisis, a democratic transition, and the rising challenge of Asian manufacturing. Many of the dynamics of North America today, from Mexico's reform agenda to continental concerns about competitiveness, have their roots in the conditions that produced NAFTA, in the agreement itself, and in the tremendous transformations it wrought.

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