August 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
AIEA Member and AMPEI President Thomas Buntru was quoted in an Alliance article Aug 27, "State Department travel warning stems flow of American students to Mexican universities". In March, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning for citizens intending to visit the regions of Mexico most afflicted by drug-related violence. As a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article reports, this travel warning has led to declining numbers of American students participating in study abroad programs in Mexico.

Two articles from The Chronicle of Higher Education explore how institutions are working to strengthen their internationalization efforts even in the face of the economic crisis. Many from the AIEA community have been quoted: President William Lacy; Past Presidents - William Brustein, Uliana Gabara and John Hudzik; Executive Committee Members - Mitch Leventhal and Sabine Klahr.
Learn more in Boise State U Eliminates International Office to Save Its Services and In Economic Downturn Colleges Eye International Education: Cut Back or Forge Ahead?

Congratulations to AIEA members William Davey and Dennis Dutschke, winners of the 2010 EAIE Transatlantic Leadership Award.  This is an award given to persons that have “provided significant leadership to educational exchange between Europe and the United States with a spirit of mutual understanding and respect with documented achievements in transatlantic cooperation. These achievements should provide guidance and examples of good practice for individuals active in transatlantic cooperation.”

Congratulations to the AIEA member institutions that received Title VI Language Resource Center awards for 2010-2014 from the U.S. Department of Education: Duke University, George Washington University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Arizona, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin - Madison.