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Application deadline: September 17, 2015 | Apply Online

The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund (IBEX) is pleased to announce that the autumn 2015 competition is now accepting applications for events/exchanges falling between October 2015 through February 2016. IBEX offers opportunities to attend a global biocultural event/exchange or a meeting of international significance which impacts the applicants’ home territory or region. This fund supports indigenous peoples and local communities to have a voice in the policies and forums that concern biocultural diversity at a global level. 

View this flier for more information on eligibility requirements and award benefits.


Proposal deadline: September 30, 2015 | Submission details

Conference details: May 3-5, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa

With more than 1,000 leaders from 80 countries participating, Going Global has become the world’s largest open conference for leaders of tertiary (further and higher) education. The 2016 conference theme, Building nations and connecting cultures, will be explored through the lenses of education policy, economic development and engagement. It will consider how we reconcile the need for locally relevant national development and priorities alongside a commitment to international education for the global good. What does this mean for colleges, universities and national education systems; their missions, strategies and operating models? What risks and opportunities do these new trends present for students, staff and the communities with which they engage?

On August 11-14, 2015, the U.S. Department of State and IIE welcomed a group of 48 U.S., 17 international teachers, and 18 program alumni to the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program Orientation Workshop in Washington, DC. The orientation kicked off Tuesday evening with a welcome reception and remarks by Dr. Christie Gilson, member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Sessions began on Wednesday morning with opening remarks from Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Throughout the week Fulbright Teachers, alumni and staff engaged in discussions about cross-cultural communication, developing global competence, and about how best to meet the needs of underserved students. Throughout the week teachers also engaged in in-depth discussion with fellow grantees regarding educational systems in participating host countries, preparing to live abroad, and about how to apply what they learn in their home schools after the program ends. One of the many highlights of the workshop was a panel presentation by five Fulbright Distinguished Teachers who shared details about their own Fulbright program experiences abroad.

Workshop participants also had the opportunity to explore Washington, DC by taking part in a U.S. Capitol Tour and a DC Monuments by Night tour. The orientation workshop closed with a celebratory dinner and 'culture night,' where U.S. and international Fulbright Distinguished Teachers were encouraged to present their culture in a unique way. Finnish and Indian teachers shared songs and poems with participants. A teacher from Chile impressed the crowd with a traditional dance and U.S. teachers shared regional culture. It was a productive, fun and educational week with the teachers. 

Interested in becoming a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher? Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 school year. Click here to apply today!  

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


Are you interested in building a relationship with a school abroad but are not sure how to get started? Join Heidi Steele, guest blogger for Education Week, as she discusses strategies she learned when establishing a partnership between her high schools in Gig Harbor, Washington and a high school in Mudanjiang, China.

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Are you looking for new ways to introduce STEM concepts to your students? After recently releasing its elementary STEM sets, fischertechnik Education announced it will offer educators free access to the complete fischertechnik Introduction to STEM I curriculum. The fischertechnik Education Introduction to STEM sets provide elementary school teachers with the tools to help students establish an interest and aptitude in STEM subjects as early as possible. 

Click here to download your free Introduction to STEM I curriculum


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

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado at Boulder and announce registration for fall 2015 online courses.

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Alliance for Excellent Education and NCTAF webinar from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
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DC Public Schools Global Education Brainstorming Session from 7:20 AM to 8:30 AM EDT
Register here by August 29, 2015

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