January 18, 2018

Below you will find a series of news items that may be of interest.  Order is based on date priority for action (registration, etc..).   To submit information for posting please send an email with your announcement to

Mapping Internationalization: On U.S. Campuses and Around the World

Part of ACE’s International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders Series

Tuesday, January 23, 2018  – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EST)
Price: $199 see registration information for possible discounts.

Join the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) for an interactive discussion of higher education internationalization in the U.S. and around the world, exploring recent trends, hurdles, and opportunities going forward.

Topics will include:  Key findings from ACE’s 2017 Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses report.  Global trends in internationalization, based on a cross-national analysis of data from nine countries. The impact of current global and national political climates on internationalization efforts.  MORE AT LINK

GDPR: Step-by-Step Preparation 

EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   Adopted by the European Parliament in April 2016, the GDPR significantly expands personal privacy rights for EU residents and expands beyond the enforcement of its predecessor, the Data Protection Directive (DPD), by reaching to entities with no physical EU presence. Enforceable in May 2018, non-compliant institutions face substantial fines.

This webinar will explore how one campus is preparing for the European regulation. You will see who on campus is involved, what resources are applied, and what expenses are expected. The presenters will also cover more on campus scenarios applicable to GDPR, with particular emphasis from NAFSA on Study Abroad and International Students and Scholars scenarios.

FREE (live) webinar: Wednesday, January 24, 2 p.m. ET (1p.m Central)  –  More and registration at link

Also recordings of earlier webinars on GDPR:

U.S. Department of State Presentation for Atlanta Study Abroad Community

Live, in-person event.  free of charge. Space for in-person events is limited.  Please RSVP  in advance to reserve your spot!   U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Bureau representatives will discuss: Consular safety and security messaging improvements, Travel safety and preparedness, Department of State scholarship opportunities for students, scholars, administrators and teachers, and Resources for U.S. higher education institutions to build, expand, or diversify U.S. study abroad programs.

LOCATION: ATLANTA, GA  Hosted by Vallera Gibson, Diplomat in Residence, Morehouse and Spelman Colleges

Friday, January 26, 2018    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Spelman College, 350 Spelman Lane, S.W., International Affairs Center – Cosby Building, Room 328, Atlanta, GA 30314
RSVP for Atlanta:

Fulbright International Education Administrator Program

The following IEA awards are currently open:

* France – Deadline: February 1, 2018
* Germany – Deadline: February 1, 2018

Grants generally include round-trip airfare, travel within the host country, lodging, and a lump sum supplement for incidentals.

Applicants may learn more about the IEA seminars in France and Germany by watching this webinar. The webinar includes an overview of these opportunities and the application process, with a focus on the seminars to France and Germany.  Application information is at this link.


2015 – Alabama hosted 2312 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pair, and others as part of the US Dept of State Exchange Visitor Program? (graphic)

ECA Impact by StateAlabamaScholars from Alabama Institutions, Non-U.S. (Visiting) Scholars in Alabama institutions, Fulbright Scholar directory

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics.

NAFSA Education Abroad Webinars & Resources

February 13 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
E-Learning Seminar: Responding to Student Mental Health Issues in International Education  More info and register:
Cost: $129 member/$179 non-member

March 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT)
Education Abroad Regulatory Summit. More info and register:
Cost $85

Resource:  Strengthening Connections With Families to Expand Student Learning Abroad –
Visit to find other education abroad professional development and training materials.

Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces Alliance 11th Annual Conference, June 2018 Mobile Alabama

The Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP) is a strategic partnership between states in the southeastern United States and member provinces from Canada, which was established in November 2007.

SEUS-CP is governed by a set of Bylaws, and was established with the objective of enhancing trade, promoting business alliances and encouraging technological scientific exchanges between and among its members

Alabama Department of Commerce – International Trade Division <>

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: June 3-5, 2018 – Mobile
The Battle House Renaissance | Mobile, Alabama
Host: Alabama Department of Commerce
Presenting Sponsor: Regions Bank
For more information, contact

TED Talks: Brilliant ideas (and art) from Africa …

January 13, 2018 edition: Artists to know from Africa’s thriving scene, The rise of Africa’s next generation and much more.

University of Chicago Press Free Ebook:

Building the American Republic is an engaging and accessible two-volume narrative history of the United States, that is suitable for introductory college and advanced high school courses.

The first volume, A Narrative History to 1877, runs from pre-Colonialism to the Civil War and Reconstruction. The second, A Narrative History from 1877, carries the story through the 2016 election. Taking a deliberately multifaceted and inclusive stance, the authors tell a stimulating story that will

Both books are free in e-book form, and are available for download on this website and at major e‑bookstores. Paperback and hardcover editions are also available for purchase. lead to a deeper understanding of America’s past and present.

Do you have a Fulbright Scholar on campus?  Do you have a Diplomat in Residence?  Stories from and about your education abroad & international students and or news on your institution, organization, and Alabama’s global engagement?  Please send us your news and suggestions to

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