Yesterday, in celebration of International Education Week #IEW2017, we attended the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Open Doors 2017 briefing at the National Press Club. This year’s Open Doors report shows both improvements and declines in study abroad to and from the United States. Overall, the U.S. saw a 3.4% increase in international students and a 4% increase in U.S. students studying abroad.
It’s been a busy month for us at Partners of the Americas as we have had the pleasure of announcing the winners of 38 grants, totalling $1.2 million dollars. The winners were higher education institutions located across 7 continents, 27 countries, and 24 U.S. states. (Next time, Antarctica!).
The third major hemispheric 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund workshop will convene in Denver on May 29, coinciding with the newly sworn-in U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson traveling to Mexico City to start her new position. With these milestones, 100,000 Strong in the Americas is poised to launch to a new level of engagement and impact.
It was in 1964, during a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and Cuba, that Partners of the Americas (Partners) was born. As part of President Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress, local community organizations – Partners chapters – emerged in countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the majority of the 50 United States.
The first time I met Dairo Moreno was at a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Capacity Building Workshop at Northeastern University in Boston, which I was co-leading.