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Collette Agnese

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Collette Agnese

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  • Experiential Learning and the UAE

    By: Collette Agnese on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    photo from the World Student Scholarship Education Program in Abu Dhabi

    Last week, I was honored to attend the World Student Scholarship Education Program in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on behalf of IIE, which, for nearly 100 years, has specialized in the management of some of the world’s most elite student programs around the world. This conference brings together government scholarship administrators and higher education institutions to develop partnerships, and share updates on how we are all moving the needle forward to develop new talent, strengthen key fields of study, and to build new pathways for students within and between each of our countries. Representatives from government agencies in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Russia, Kazakhstan and Bahrain were in attendance as well as U.S. and foreign higher education institutions.

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Collette Agnese serves as the Manager for New Program Development and IIE. As a part of the Strategic Development team, she works to develop and conceptualize new programs with various sponsors in order to achieve IIE’s mission. Prior to this role, she managed institutional relations for several foreign government sponsored programs including the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program and the KAUST gifted student program. Mrs. Agnese holds a Master’s degree in International Education from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and African Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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For more than nine decades, the Institute of International Education has been at the forefront of international education. The Opening Minds blog is IIE’s take on how this field continues to change. Here the Institute’s leaders will explore international educational exchange, global student mobility, institutional partnerships, international development, and other topics and trends that are shaping higher education around the world.


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