Global Opportunities for Teachers Newsletter - International Education Week and more!
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This week, November 17-21, 2014, we are celebrating International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.  

In order to mark the beginning of the 15th annual International Education Week, the Institute of International Education released the new Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange report on November 17, 2014. The Open Doors® report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Click here to read the full press release

How are you helping others to learn about the power of global understanding and engagement? International Education Week is a great way for educators to foster global engagement and to get your students and community involved! Check out a variety of IEW resources available on the U.S. Department of State's website.


Dr. Allan Goodman, President of IIE, had the opportunity to attend a dinner hosted by the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange for approximately 100 Fulbright U.S. English Teaching Assistants who would soon be returning to the U.S. after completing their programs. Click here to read more about his encounters with a couple of these teachers and their thoughts on their experiences in Malaysia.  

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is administered by IIE.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2015 Apply Online

Northern Illinois community college instructors and high school social or global studies teachers are invited to apply for a four-week Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad seminar based in Manila, Philippines. The seminar - The Philippines: Ethno-Religious Diversity and Human Rights in a Transitioning Democracy - will take place June 20 - July 20, 2015. Six community college instructors and six high school teachers will be chosen for this program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Funding covers all participant expenses, including international air travel. 


The GlobalMindED Conference is bringing together educators, policymakers, business professionals, and thought leaders from around the world to share innovative, world-class best practices in Denver from June 18-19, 2015. The goal of this event is to bring the best of regional conferences to a world stage.

Click here and register by January 1, 2015 to receive the early-bird rate.


Join Dr. Ken Cushner, Professor of Education at Kent State University and Director of Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST), and a delegation of educators on a People to People Citizen Ambassador Program to Tanzania in July 2015. 

At a Glance:
Delegation: Education, Culture, and Environment Delegation
Leader: Ken Cushner, Ed.D.  
Dates: July 20-27, 2015
Cost: $6,399 per person

For further details on this exciting opportunity, please review this informational flier. • Member website of the Institute of International Education
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