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The first Virtual Study Abroad Fair, hosted by CollegeWeekLive, the Institute of International Education, and the U.S. Department of State, is a unique opportunity for students across the United States to learn more about the benefits of study abroad, program options, potential host countries and funding opportunities for those experiences abroad.

We invite you to spread the word to your students and invite them to attend the fair. There is no cost to attend and students can log in between 12:00PM and 8:00PM EST to watch live presentations and chat with representatives in virtual booths. Click here to register.


Have you pledged yet? The Generation Study Abroad Teacher Campaign seeks 1,000 teachers across the United States to take part in IIE’s initiative to double the number of U.S. college students studying abroad. Teachers are powerful motivators capable of encouraging students to pursue any and all types of global study, from classroom projects in elementary school to study abroad programs in college.
If you are a teacher, we invite you to Take the Pledge to encourage your students to think globally and to have an international experience in college and to begin building their international skills now.

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In a recent blog post in Education Week, Christine A. Farrugia, Senior Research Officer, Institute of International Education, shares some of the latest trends and her advice to help get students interested in study abroad.

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When primary students in Glastonbury, CT experience other countries through meeting international students and communicating via Skype with students in other countries, these interactions create a desire to study abroad within the students. Fostering this desire is the goal of IIE's Generation Study Abroad campaign. 

Click here to read the Times Higher Education article


July 18–30, 2015, in Karuizawa, Japan | Apply by February 23, 2015

The ISAK Summer School is a program for middle school students who are interested in a life-changing leadership program held in Japan. The program is designed to help middle school students develop the skills needed to become creative innovators and problem solvers. The 80 exceptional students selected for the 2014 program represented 24 different countries. Summer School 2015 will be a 13-day experience in which students will learn about Leadership, Design and Diversity, while living together in the beautiful residential facilities at ISAK.


Are you a participant or alumni of a U.S. Department of State Exchange Program? In order to celebrate its 75th anniversary of implementing exchange programs, the U.S. Department of State would like to hear from you about your exchange experience. Visit Facebook and Twitter and share your experience using #ExchangesAre to join the conversation.


On February 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' launched a new section of its American English website called Teacher's Corner. In the Teacher's Corner, they will post a short classroom activity each week centered on a monthly theme. This month's theme is the conditional tense. Visit the site to download these activities!


These events are not sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Teach With Africa seeks to recruit highly qualified and motivated teachers to participate in our Global Teachers Institute Fellowship or Faculty-in-Residence program in South Africa for the summer of 2015.

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Webinar from the University of Washington, College of Education from 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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An Alliance for Excellent Education webinar from 7:00PM - 8:00PM EST
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