Reminder: Register Early for Study Abroad at the Community College Workshop Early Registration Deadline: January 15, 2010 "Promoting Study Abroad at the Community College: What Works Best" An IIE - AACC Workshop February 19, 2010 Hotel Indigo - Houston at the Galleria 5160 Hidalgo Street Houston, Texas The Institute of International Education, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges, invites you to attend this workshop, which is ideal for community college representatives who are looking for ideas to grow their international programs and to promote study abroad on their campus. Travel grants are available. Workshop sessions include: * Models and Best Practices for Study Abroad at the Community College, featuring the 2010 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award winners in the "Study Abroad at the Community College" category * Building Support for Study Abroad: Strategies for Engaging Students, Faculty and Administration/Trustees - an interactive working group session * Taking Advantage of Existing Resources for Study Abroad Travel Grants: A limited number of travel grants are available to community college professionals who wish to attend the workshop. Please visit the website for more details. Travel Grant Application Deadline: January 15, 2010 The registration form, travel grant application form and other information is available online at: www.iienetwork.org/?p=IIE_AACC_2010. Gilman International Scholarship Program's Underrepresented Institution Workshop: Join IIE one day earlier and participate in the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program's Underrepresented Institution Workshop in Houston, TX on Thursday, February 18, 2010. The challenge facing many underrepresented institutions, in the effort to increase the numbers of non-traditional students who study abroad, is a lack of resources to promote study abroad and limited funding sources available to students. To help institutions address this challenge the Gilman Scholarship Program is hosting a one-day workshop to provide faculty and administrators with the tools to help increase the numbers of underrepresented students who study abroad, including community college students. Faculty and administrators from underrepresented institutions and/or those that work with underrepresented students are welcome to attend. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is administered by IIE and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. There is no cost to attend the workshop and it will be held in the same hotel as the IIE - AACC Workshop. For more information and to register for the Gilman Workshop, please contact Olga Tunga, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 713-621-6300 ext. 16.