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Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016 | Learn More | Contact

IIE is pleased to announce, in partnership with The New York Times in Education, the 2016 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge. By hearing and seeing study abroad alumni articulate the value of their study abroad experience, we hope to inspire Generation Z and others to seek out an international experience as part of their college education.

Study abroad returnees are encouraged to submit digital story submissions between 0:30 seconds and 2 minutes long that demonstrate how study abroad gave them an edge, the impact it had on their personal or professional life and the world, and how The New York Times content helped them navigate, enhance or make sense of their experience. Teachers who studied abroad in college are encouraged to apply and share how their experience abroad has helped them with a skill that they use in the classroom today!

Winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize, an iPad, a trip to the IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad in Washington D.C., and a video spotlight on the New York Times in Education website. Winners will also be recognized as a Generation Study Abroad Voice. 

Check out last year’s winners on IIE’s Generation Study Abroad YouTube channel

Application deadline for fall 2016 programs: May 9, 2016 | Apply online

Through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program, U.S. K-12 teachers and educators can apply for grants to engage in 2-8 week collaborative projects abroad. Participants consult with and support projects with schools, non-profit organizations, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations abroad. The grant award funds travel costs, lodging, meals, local transportation, and related costs.

Applications are still being accepted for travel to Vietnam in fall 2016. Click here to view individual project summaries for details on program opportunities.

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by IIE.

Registration deadline: June 1, 2016 | Trip and Organization Details

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 1300 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs.
With GEEO, educators can earn professional development credits while seeing the world. GEEO's trips are 7 to 21 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. In addition to amazing tour leaders, many of the programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the destination. GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests.

Post written by Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project

As we celebrate National Environmental Education Week, Cleary Vaughan-Lee shares ways to teach about the environment at the local, national, and global level.

Click here to read the full blog post in Education Week and then join Cleary and Global Oneness Project on Twitter to chat about this important topic during #GlobalEdChat at 8:00 PM Eastern time, this Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Post written by Venicia Gray, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Fellow with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

The African American Women Lead (AfAmWomenLead) Initiative was established by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans as a unique opportunity to harness the collective impact of the nation’s largest women civic organizations. AfAmWomenLead partners have committed to meet a monumental goal — one million hours of service with Black women and girls across the nation in 2016. AfAmWomenLead provides a platform for organizations, institutions, individuals, and other partners interested in engaging and supporting the development of Black women and girls.

Click here to read the full blog post.

Click here to get involved with AfAmWomenLead and make a commitment of service to Black women and girls.

An Achieve webinar on April 21, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT

Join Achieve for a webinar to learn about the Accelerated NGSS Model Course Pathways and how educators can think about and develop pathways that allow gifted students to go beyond the foundation standards in any content area. 

Click here to register




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