World Learning Celebrates International Education

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to explore and showcase the benefits of international education and exchange in the U.S. and abroad. World Learning is celebrating all week long with stories about how international education has made a difference for our program participants from 162 countries worldwide.

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  • Cultivating Cross-Cultural Understanding Through International Education
    World Learning’s programs bring people together from across the world through programs that help develop mutual respect and understanding. Find out how these programs have helped participants see the world from a different point of view.
  • Lessons for the Multicultural Classroom: A Story from Lithuania
    Professor emerita Susan Barfield brought her expertise in inclusion and intercultural communication to Lithuania, where she worked to improve educational opportunities for Roma people as part of project with the Fulbright Specialist Program, a U.S. Department of State-funded exchange administered by World Learning.
  • How U.S. Communities Benefit from International Education
    World Learning’s programs strive to create a multiplier effect: they don’t just engaging the participants of our exchange programs; they also work with the communities in which the participants volunteer, attend school, live, and work.
  • How an Exchange Helped One U.S. Student See the World — and Her Own Country
    Traveling around the U.S. on an exchange program with Iraqi high school students helped Chicago-native Stephanie Greene expand her world view and develop a deeper understanding of her own country.
  • An Innovative Approach to International Education in Algeria
    World Learning Algeria’s STEAM centers are preparing students for future opportunities by building their skills and confidence in math, science, and the arts. Learn about the importance of STEM and innovation and the role they play in international education from World Learning Algeria Country Representative Leah Bitat.
  • Looking to the Future of International Education
    On our final day of International Education Week coverage, World Learning looks ahead. Staff members — from our field office in Algeria to the International Education department chair of School for International Training — weigh in with their thoughts, predictions, and hopes for the future of international education.

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