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On November 14, six alumni of the U.S.-Central Asia Enterprise Foundation (U.S.-CAEF) Fellowship Program were honored at a reception held on Capitol Hill. The reception was also an opportunity to recognize Sen. Richard Lugar, one of the architects of the legislation that established the Enterprise Funds across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union two decades ago. At the reception, Sen. Lugar expressed the importance of continuing to build a strong economic infrastructure in Central Asia through business education and other economic development initiatives in the region.
News from Amy Holter, Program Associate, Higher Education Programs On behalf of the National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) located in Moscow, Russia, American Councils administered a two-week professional development program for a delegation of seven MISIS administrators and faculty members. MISIS will redesign its curriculum and reorganize its student services as a result of its expansion onto a new campus in the suburbs of Moscow.
Are you interested in increasing the global competency of your students by hosting a guest Chinese or Egyptian teacher at your school? Learn more about hosting a fully-funded teacher with the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) during an online chat with an alumni host and TCLP staff members. Find out how this program can make a lasting difference in your school and community, and get your questions about the application answered in real time. Join us! For hosting a Chinese teacher: -Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 4pm EST, OR
Zhang Yong, a elementary school teacher from China, visited with fifth through eighth grade students at Brighton School Friday morning. Zhang is in the U.S. via a grant by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State through the Teachers of Critical Language Program (TCLP). TCLP is implemented by American Councils for International Education. Published in the West of the I Online. Read the article.
The number of U.S. students studying abroad increased to 273,996 for 2010-11, and more students are studying in less traditional locations, according to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released in early November. U.S. Department of State programs like the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program enable U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study critical foreign languages in less-traditional destinations like India, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Morocco.