International Education Week 2019

International Education Week (IEW) is November 18-22, 2019. IEW is a global week-long initiative that promotes the benefits of international education and programs that prepare students for global citizenship.

Below is a listing of events, activities, and resources to engage your learners. Check back periodically as this page will be updated.

Special Events

Leveraging a Global Mindset for Business Growth Workshop

Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. (EST)

U.S. Dept. of Education, LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington D.C.

U.S. Department of Education invites you to a workshop on the topic of “Leveraging a Global Mindset for Business Growth: Preparing Talent to Serve U.S. Industry Needs.” Jointly organized by the U.S. Department of Education and Title VI Centers for International Business Education, this event will focus on incorporating global and cultural competencies into the 21st century workforce. Resource presentations and tabletop activities will give attendees the opportunity to hear from and work with international business education experts and industry representatives to develop ideas for programs that teach global and cultural skills in tandem with business principles.

Register here.

#GlobalEdChat Twitter Chat

Thursday, November 21, 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (EST) Virtual

#GlobalEdChat is a weekly Twitter chat for global educators. For IEW 2019, Peace Corps' World Wise Schools program (@PeaceCorps)  is hosting the chat with the Department of Education's International & Foreign Language Education Department in the Office of Post secondary Education (@GoGlobalEd), and Asia Society. Join us in the discussion this year with educators across the globe. 

Peace Corps Recruitment Events

Interested in learning more about Peace Corps service? Speak with a recruiter at an event during International Education Week. Find an event near you.

Programs and Resources

Connect your classroom with Peace Corps Volunteers 

The Global Connections program allows your learners to interact with Volunteers and their host countries and cultures. There are many ways to interact. You might exchange pictures or letters, facilitate a webchat, or write a blog together. Volunteer stories, projects, and experiences can provide U.S. students with unusually candid firsthand perspectives of cultures worldwide, views not usually accessible through textbooks, films, and other familiar media.

Invite a returned Peace Corps Volunteer to speak to your learners

Returned Volunteers involved in the Speakers Match program introduce your learners to the Peace Corps experience and allows they to learn about the customs, beliefs, and adventures many have never imagined. Invite a returned Volunteer to speak to your learners around a specific topic, area of the world, or using the language of their Peace Corps service. Submit your event to the IEW calendar to share with others.

Global Competence Training for Educators

In order to meet the challenges of a 21st century learning environment, educators are required to be globally competent. Learners are growing increasingly more diverse, and globalization has created a workplace that requires globally minded graduates. Not all educators, however, are provided opportunities to prepare them for this reality. This three-part series is designed to support educators as they bring the global experience to their learning communities. It is intended for K-20 educators, group leaders, or after school program leaders who want to understand how to develop global competence in their learners.

World Map Project

The World Map Project offers a clear method for creating large, accessible, permanent map murals in community spaces. Hundreds of current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers and educators have painted map murals all over the world with their communities. 

Peace Corps Recipes & Stories Collections

There are many ways to create space for your learners to engage in intercultural experiences. Explore the world through a collection of stories from Volunteers across the globe. Take a culinary tour with your learners through our collection of world recipes.  

Further Resources

Visit the International Education Week website for a full listing of resources, events, and programs to join in the celebration and further global education.

Encourage your students to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship for summer 2020. Apply online 27 to study one of 15 critical languages overseas through the U.S. Department of State.

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