AIE Global Initiatives 2019 Award Winner

The Wrangler News of Tempe & West Chandler published a story on AIE’s Global Initiatives 2019 award winner: Kyrene Middle School Pennies for Peace Program. Read the article below to learn what Kyrene Middle School is doing for global initiatives and why we chose them for the award! Click here to view article.

Arizona International Educators Affirm Global Leadership in a Time of Change

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) published an article in AARCRAO Connect about the AIE State Meeting. Click here to view article.

Thank You for Attending the 2019 Annual AIE State Meeting

The 2019 annual meeting of the Arizona International Educators was held at Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain Campus in Mesa, Arizona.

Our theme this year was “Global Leadership in a Time of Change – We Need Each Other.”

We featured innovative international educators and provided sessions to help all international educators with their needs in these changing times. Please click Session Descriptions 2019 for descriptions of the breakout sessions.

 

2019 AIE State Meeting, Friday, March 1, 2019

Save the Date 2019
Mark your calendar now! Plan to join your colleagues at the Annual AIE State Meeting at the beautiful Red Mountain Campus of Mesa Community College.  Registration will be opening up soon…

Theme: Global Leadership in a Time of Change – We Need Each Other

We will feature innovative international educators and provide sessions to help all international educators with their needs in these changing times.

Again this year, AIE will honor worthy individuals or entities for their contributions to international education in Arizona. The two awards are: the AIE Exemplary Global Leadership and Service Award, and the AIE Distinguished Contributions to Global Initiatives in Arizona Award.

Important Reminders

Bring Business Cards for Networking – Do remember to bring your business cards to the AIE State Meeting so you can effectively network with others attending!

Bring Raffle Items from Your Institution/Organization – Please be sure to bring items for the infamous raffle. It can be t-shirts, mugs, blankets, or any swag identifying your school. Or be creative and bring what you wish!

For information on restaurants and accommodations in the area please click here: Restaurants and Accommodations Mesa Community College at Red Mountain Campus

Looking forward to seeing you on March 1, 2019!

Registration is Now Closed for the 2018 AIE Annual State Meeting

Come join your international education colleagues from across the state for a full day of learning, sharing information, and networking at the 2018 Annual Arizona International Educators (AIE) State Meeting on March 2, hosted by NAU!

Location:
Northern Arizona University, International Pavilion, S. San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
For a listing of hotels and restaurants in the area:
Flagstaff Flyer for State Meeting 2018

Our Theme:
Rooted Locally, Growing Globally. We’ll honor worthy retirees, and hear about their experiences as professional educators, as well as their work in mentoring young professionals in the field of international education. We will also be hearing about several innovative endeavors in the state to help us grow globally.

AIE is all about networking! This year knowing some may come to Flagstaff Thursday evening before the State Meeting on Friday, we have made arrangements for a networking reception Thursday, March 1, 2018; from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Charley’s Pub located inside the Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona. So be sure to bring your business cards. Space for the networking reception is limited, so sign up when you register!

Registration fee
The registration fee covers the cost of parking, food and beverages.

How to pay the registration fee:
Online registration is $55. Please pay by credit card or debit card. This is the preferred way to register for the state meeting and pay the registration fee.

Onsite registration will be $55 plus a $5 administrative fee and may be paid in person with cash (exact amount) or cashier’s check, money order or business check. DEADLINE TO REGISTER ONLINE is 10:00 AM on Monday, February 26, 2018 (If registering online and paying by check, please mail the check to: Arizona International Educators, P.O. Box 5951, Peoria, AZ 85385).

Reduced-Rate Student Fee: Students who are currently enrolled full-time in academic programs at your institution qualify for the reduced-rate student fee. Online registration for students is $25 (onsite registration for students will be $25 plus a $5 administrative fee). Note: This reduced fee is not intended for those who are pursuing academic programs (i.e, master’s degrees, doctoral programs, certificate programs, etc.) at other institutions while they are working full-time at their places of employment.

Once you complete the online registration process you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with further details.

Below is the agenda for the AIE State Meeting. For the breakout session descriptions, please click here: Session descriptions 2018 Updated.

General Agenda for AIE State Meeting:

8:30 – 9:00 Check-in/light Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Introductions and Announcements

9:15 – 9:45 Welcome

9:45 – 10:45 Panel– “Rooted Locally, Growing Globally”

10:45 – 11:00 Refresher coffee break

11:10 – 11:40 Updates

11:50 – 12:40 Breakout Session I
a. Hiring the Right Stuff
b. Growing Your Career in International Education: Tips for Younger Professionals
c. How to Share Our Diverse Worlds with Diverse Populations
d. Chinese Student Career Aspirations: Stories Behind the “Sea Turtle” Trend

12:40 – 1:20 Lunch

1:30 – 2:20 Breakout Session II
a. Totally Trips: Making the Most of Community Outings with International Students
b. Managing International Student and Scholar Crisis and Death Cases
c. Planning/Choosing an International Service Learning Program
d. Round-Table Discussion for Study Arizona

2:30 – 3:20 Breakout Session III
a. Arizona Advocates: On Campus and Beyond
b. Diversity in Africa: A Multitude of Secondary Credentials
c. International Student Club Advising and Leadership Development
d. Improving the Study Abroad Experience: A Start to Finish Look

3:30–4:00 Wrap-Up (refreshments, door prizes, raffle, AIE state meeting 2019)

Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical – January 25-28, 2018

Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical

The Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

January 25-28, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona (and accessible online)

Keynote Presentation

Robert O’Dowd (University of León)

Moving from Intercultural Contact to Intercultural Learning in Virtual Exchange

 

Plenary Presentations

Alvino Fantini (SIT Graduate Institute)

Exploring Intercultural Communicative Competence: Concepts, Components and Assessment

(A Multinational Perspective)

Chin-Sook Pak (Ball State University)

Stories and Relationships that Awaken Us: Service/Community-Based Learning for Intercultural Competence

 

With pre- and post-conference professional development workshops on various aspects of Intercultural Competence and mobility—on assessment, development, film and video, global literature for children and adolescents, telecollaboration projects, and more. Participants can register for the conference and/or individual workshops. Workshops have capped enrollment, so it is best to register early.

Workshops on Thursday January 25:

Designing Telecollaborative Projects to Foster Interculturality

Sabine Levet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Stephen L. Tschudi (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)

 

Taking the First Steps towards Intercultural Competence: Virtual Mobility and Decentering Strategies

Elisabeth Arevalo-Guerrero and Maria Martha Manni (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

 

Intercultural Competence Development through Video and Film

Peter Ecke (University of Arizona)

 

Assessing Intercultural Competence: Using Formative Data to Impact Summatice Outcomes

Chris Cartwright (Intercultural Communication Institute)

 

Film (Clips) in the Language Curriculum: Towards a Development of the “Multilingual Subject”

Mark Kaiser (University of California, Berkeley)

Workshops on Sunday January 28

Building Capacity for Intercultural Training of Adults

Sumayya Granger, Nicholas Ferdinandt and Veronika Williams (University of Arizona)

 

Reading Globally: Critical Issues in Global Literature for Children and Adolescents

Kathy G. Short (University of Arizona)

 

Learning from Each Other: Guidelines and How-to’s For Telecollaboration Projects

Audra Travelbee (Northern Arizona University) and María de la Paz Adelia Peña Clavel (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

See the ICC Conference website (http://icc.arizona.edu/) for more information about the conference presentations in general, the workshops specifically, and for registration details.

 

Registration prices increase in January; workshops close when filled.

Contact CERCLL with questions: cercll.arizona.edu(520) 626-8071.

This conference is organized by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), co-organized by the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Program, and co-sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Office of Global Initiatives,College of HumanitiesCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA); and by the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at Pennsylvania State University, the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin, and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
The University of Arizona
Web: cercll.arizona.edu

Email: cercll@email.arizona.edu

Phone: (520) 626-8071

ICC website: http://icc.arizona.edu

Scholarships for High School Students to Study Abroad While in High School – U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY ABROAD

Experience a new world and expand your horizons – Study abroad in High School. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers scholarships to high school students (ages 15-18) to study abroad for one academic year. International exchange programs give you the opportunity to establish long-lasting ties with people around the globe, promote mutual understanding, learn a new language, and develop global leadership skills. Previous language study is not required. For more information please click here: https://www.exchanges.state.gov/us/high-school

CONGRESS BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (CBYX)
Application: Opens September 5, 2017 – Closes December 11, 2017
Scholarships Available: 250
Learn German
Visit http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/ to learn more.

KENNEDY-LUGAR YOUTH EXCHANGE AND STUDY ABROAD (YES ABROAD)
Application: Opens September 5, 2017 – Closes December 5, 2017
Scholarships Available: 65
Go to, Africa, Asia, the Balkans or the Middle East
Visit http://www.yes-abroad.org/ to learn more.

The NATIONAL SECURITY LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH (NSLI-Y)
2018-19 Application: Opens August 25, 2017 – Closes November 2, 2017
Scholarships Available: Approximately 670
Learn Arabic, Indonesian, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
Visit http://www.nsliforyouth.org/ to learn more.

SAVE THE DATE – Annual 2018 AIE State Meeting – March 2, 2018

Mark your calendar now! Plan to join your colleagues at the Annual AIE State Meeting in the refreshing pine country of Flagstaff, at the beautiful International Pavilion at Northern Arizona University.

Theme: Rooted Locally, Growing Globally.
We’ll honor worthy retirees, and hear about their experiences as professional educators, as well as their work in mentoring young professionals in the field of international education.
Would you like to help with planning and implementation of this much anticipated event? Contact Debi Parris (parrisd3@erau.edu) to offer your assistance. They are waiting to hear from you!
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Again this year, AIE will honor worthy individuals or entities for their contributions to international education in Arizona. Nominees for awards are no longer being accepted for the 2018 AIE State Meeting. If you would like to serve on the awards committee, email Katie Van Wyck, the Awards Committee Chair at kvanwyk@email.arizona.edu.

Accommodations? For a listing of hotels and restaurants in the Flagstaff area please click here: Flagstaff Flyer for State Meeting 2018.

Session proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2018 AIE State Meeting!

Looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Flagstaff on March 2, 2018!

AACRAO Foreign Credential Evaluation Workshop in Phoenix 2017

When: Sunday and Monday, October 29 & 30, 2017

Where: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort

Seize the opportunity to benefit from a national training opportunity right here in Arizona! Registration is now open for this two-day intensive foreign credential evaluation workshop, which will cover the fundamentals of credential evaluation, US-based and UK-based education systems, topics of interest to undergraduate and graduate admissions, and discussion of credentials from the top-sending countries, including special focus on China and India. Join AACRAO International staff members Ann Koenig, who lives here in the Phoenix area, and LesLee Clauson Eicher, for a two-day intensive credential evaluation and international admissions training workout.
Please note that the workshop precedes the AACRAO SEM conference at the same hotel. Be sure to mention the group code “SEM” when you call for reservations. Follow the instructions on the Web page.

AIE 2017 Awards

Inaugural AIE Leadership Awards

AIE Awards 2017

The inaugural AIE Honors & Awards Program, announced in the Summer of 2016, recognized Outstanding International Educators during the 2017 AIE State Meeting. Kathryn Howard, who has served as Program Manager for the Department of International and Intercultural Education in the Maricopa Community Colleges District since 2006, won the first ever Exemplary Global Leadership and Service Award. Long-time supporter, Account Executive from Cultural Insurance Services International, and AIE Field Advocate for Global Health and Safety, Mark Hough, won the first ever Distinguished Contributions to Global Initiatives in Arizona Award.

These will now be annual awards to honor other outstanding International Educators in the state of Arizona, so be thinking of who you would like to nominate next year! Nomination information will go out later this year.

MaryLee Carter

In honor of MaryLee Carter’s significant contributions to the field of International Education, including the leadership of AIE, the AIE Board surprised her with a special Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 State Meeting.

Congratulations to all the winners!