International Education Week 2020

International Education Week (IEW) is November 16 - 20, 2020. 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

Educator Connect Webinar: Creating More Time for Teaching

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 P.M. (EST) - Virtual

U.S. Department of State invites you to a workshop on the topic of Efficiencies and Empathy in a Global Educator's Distance Learning Classroom. Educator Connect is a series of webinars featuring presentations from Teacher Exchange Alumni and other master educators on topics related to global education in U.S. classrooms. The first webinar - “Creating More Time for Teaching: Efficiencies & Empathy in a Global Educator’s Distance Learning Classroom” - will feature Fulbright Teacher Exchange alum and elementary school teacher Tammy Dunbar presenting on best teaching practices for global educators to use in the virtual classroom. Register here.

The U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers Teacher Exchange programs and resources to support K-12 educators in the U.S. and worldwide. These resources include a new webinar series called Educator Connect, which provides educators with an opportunity to engage in free professional learning online, and a suite of free online courses, which are designed to support educators in fostering students’ global competence while engaged in virtual instruction.

Interview with an Education Volunteer

Thursday, November 19, 5:30 P.M. (EST) Virtual

Educate our world through the Peace Corps. Education and English-teaching specialists are needed to address global education and training needs at grassroots levels. Help improve a community's education levels, teaching methods, and language competencies, while gaining global skills for your career. Join us at to learn about the Education Volunteer experience, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Register here.

Peace Corps Celebrates International Education Week

Wednesday, November 25, 1:00 P.M. (EST) Virtual

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers. Join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from a panel of returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Register here.

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

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. Request a Speaker

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-12 educators, group leaders, or after school program leaders who want to understand how to develop global competence in their learners.

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.

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