IIE at APAIE 2024

February 23, 2024 March 8, 2024

We look forward to joining colleagues at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) 2024 Conference and Exhibition. Representatives from EducationUSA will be present in addition to key IIE team members.

The APAIE 2024 delegation consists of:

  • Minjae Baek – EducationUSA Adviser, Korea
  • Lindsay Gee Calvert – Lead, IIENetwork and Director, IIE Center for Access and Equity
  • Caroline Darmanto – Education USA Adviser, Indonesia
  • Vincent Flores – REAC: Regional Manager, EducationUSA
  • Samantha Jackson – EducationUSA Adviser, Australia
  • Jonathan Lembright – Regional Director, IIE Southeast Asia
  • Vivek Mansukhani – Head, IIE India
  • Helen Reidy – Cultural Affairs Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Sydney, Australia
  • Brianna Romano – Fulbright Foreign Student Advisor
  • Savitree Supanwattanachai – Outreach Specialist, QUAD Fellowship
  • Rika Tanaka – EducationUSA Adviser, Korea
  • Courtney Temple – Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
  • Luke Yim – REAC: Regional Manager, EducationUSA

Visit EducationUSA in the exhibition space at #E02.

Sessions featuring IIE speakers include

Best Practices for Broadening Refugee Access to Higher Education
Wednesday, March 6, 2:00-3:00pm

For the first time last year, the number of people displaced by conflict, political persecution, and economic hardship swelled beyond 100 million, according to the UNHCR. From the decades-long conflict in Myanmar to those affected by displacement in China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and India, there are thousands of resilient, ambitious individuals seeking an opportunity to draw on their talents and unique life experiences to contribute to their host societies and rebuild their home countries.

  • Chair – Jon Lembright, Regional Director, IIE Southeast Asia
  • Sally Baker, Associate Professor of Migration and Education, Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM), Australian National University
  • Rebecca Granato, Associate Vice President, Bard College, Kenya
  • James Holden, Country Director, Duolingo, Australia
  • Chelsea Blickem, Director, English Language Development, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Hammeed Ibrahimi, International Student and Refugee + Duolingo Global Scholar, University of Canberra, Australia

March to 2030: Higher Education’s Critical Role in Advancing SDGs
Wednesday, March 6, 3:15-3:45pm
The panel will share examples of how the SDGs can be integrated into partnerships, mobility initiatives, and other institutional activities, especially with Asia. Leaders from the Institute of International Education and the University of California, Davis will share their institutional experience, and provide potential models for participants to take back to their own campuses.

  • Chair – Lindsay Calvert, Lead, IIENetwork and Director, IIE Center for Access and Equity
  • Jon Lembright, Regional Director, IIE Southeast Asia
  • Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Dean, University of California, Davis, USA

Quality, inclusive international education for the many, not the few
Thursday, March 7, 1030 -11:00am

The pandemic and other events have severely impacted access to education for millions of learners. While the rebound in mobility has been encouraging, wholesale reform is needed to ensure that every student has the opportunity to engage with peers from other countries and cultures through innovative program delivery. Based on our experiences in partnerships and promoting exchanges aimed at students who lack access to resources, we propose that the current ‘top heavy’ system should be augmented by innovative programs that promote the SDG aims of inclusion and equity. While realistically this may not mean a fully funded study abroad place for every student, we can certainly involve and support populations unlikely to readily access exchange opportunities. Technology, new partnership models and innovative philanthropy can support “internationalization at home” which brings distinct value to individuals and society and which can also act as pathways to study abroad. Mobility programs should be measured not just by how many miles scholars physically travel, but how far they travel outside their own culture. In a region as rich in cultural diversity as Asia, students are able to benefit from life changing opportunities simply by crossing their nearest border.

  • Chair – Jon Lembright, Regional Director, IIE Southeast Asia
  • Diana Jaha, Executive Director, IIEF – Indonesian International Education Foundation, Indonesia
  • Vivek Mansukhani, Head, IIE India
  • Paul Turner, Former NE Asia Director, IIE