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November 2022

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Celebrating International Education Week 2022

Nov. 14-18, 2022

International Education Week 2022

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State highlights the value of global and cultural competencies and promotes programs that help U.S. students and teachers develop global skills for success in the 21st century.


The Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office and International Affairs Office (IAO) are highlighting several initiatives during IEW to celebrate the importance of international education. We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education. We hope you will join us!

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A video message from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

IEW 2022 Video Message from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

We invite you to view a special video message from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the occasion of International Education Week 2022.


Meet the 2022 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad and Faculty Research Abroad fellows!

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As part of our IEW celebration, IFLE is pleased to introduce some of our 2022 Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellows! In a series of short videos, fellows share their research topic, locations and what they are looking forward to during their fellowship abroad. Check out the videos on YouTube:

  • FRA Fellows
    • Fernando Moreu, University of New Mexico
    • Joannah Peterson, University of Kentucky
    • Lydia Boyd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Cheehyung Harrison Kim, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    • Judit Kroo, Arizona State University
    • Donald Wright, Hood College
  • DDRA Fellows Part 1
    • Amie Edwards, University of Florida
    • Julian Baldemira, The Ohio State University
    • Rachel Apone, University of Virginia
    • Joe Hiller, Duke University
  • DDRA Fellows Part 2
    • Marlon Londoño, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Taryn Valley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Jessie Stoolman, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Kelsey Dalrymple, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • DDRA Fellows Part 3
    • Sophia Kitlinski, Yale University
    • Aaron Su, Princeton University
    • Hannah Snavely, University of California, Riverside
    • Colin Young, Yale University
    • Lillian Tsay, Brown University
  • DDRA Fellows Part 4
    • Katherine Ward, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker, University of Florida
    • Hosub Hwang, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    • Christopher Hulshof, University of Wisconsin-Madison

We look forward to sharing more of their journey in the future!

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U.S. Department of State virtual seminar on studying abroad: Nov. 18, 2:00pm

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USA Study Abroad, which is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program are pleased to invite interested U.S. undergraduate and graduate students and higher education professionals to attend the 2022 International Education Week virtual event, “From Study Abroad to the State Department: How Developing Global Perspectives Supports U.S. Foreign Policy.”


This two-hour webinar will feature an interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken exploring how U.S. diplomatic work impacts the lives of the American people and how studying abroad furthers the State Department’s foreign policy mission. U.S. study abroad students serve as citizen diplomats sharing American culture while abroad, and then later provide great value to their communities and the United States overall through impactful careers where they apply skills and knowledge they learned abroad. Some study abroad students even continue serving as diplomats working for the State Department or in other federal agencies.


Webinar attendees will hear directly from the secretary of state and a panel of U.S. foreign service officers focusing on how their work advances U.S. foreign policy, how that work impacts Americans, and how study abroad shaped their careers and continues to impact their lives as American diplomats. The webinar will also highlight State Department fellowship and employment opportunities with a session presented by the Department’s Bureau of Global Talent Management, followed by interactive networking and breakout sessions focused on study abroad opportunities through State Department scholarships, life inside the State Department, and information on State Department career pathways. For those interested but unable to attend live, the webinar will be recorded and made available on the Gilman Scholarship program website.


Interested in learning more about how the State Department furthers foreign policy goals around the world? This event will also preview the 2023 “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy” series – a six-part virtual series beginning in January that will offer an inside look at how the State Department works to combat climate change, secure the global food supply, foster entrepreneurship, and promote other important foreign policy priorities on behalf of the American people. Tune in to learn more.

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U.S. Department of Education Employees share the impact of their international education experiences

Follow along on social media this week to learn how international education has impacted the lives and careers of employees of the U.S. Department of Education. Stories, similar to those posted below, will be shared on the U.S. Department of Education’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. A sneak peek, featuring two IFLE staff members, can be seen below!


IEW Employee Feature: Dana SapatoruThomas profile

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Get involved in International Education Week 2022 on social media! 

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Perennial resources from the IFLE grantee community

  • Teaching the World is a collection of materials produced by the area studies or international studies Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) that are partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education. NRCs are mandated to conduct outreach activities for K-16 educators and students through educational training, cultural events, and other programming. NRC resources are available locally and nationally and include virtual classroom visits, training workshops and seminars, multimedia materials, lesson plans, and more. The site also features a special section with resources just for community college educators!

  • Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRCs) support the nation’s capacity for language teaching and learning. LRCs offer free or low-cost teaching materials, professional development opportunities, assessment and evaluation services, and more. Visit the LRCs' joint website and download the LRCs' joint brochure to find out how LRCs can enhance your classroom instruction and supplement your existing resources.

  • Title VI Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs) meet the workforce and technological needs of the U.S. business community by training professionals with expertise in international business, world languages, U.S. trade, and research on business theories and practices. Fifteen CIBEs are located at universities across the country and serve as regional and national resources to business professionals, stakeholders, students, and teachers at all levels. Visit the CIBEs' joint website for more information.

  • The IFLE Group on Open Educational Resource Commons is a repository for resources developed with the support of Fulbright-Hays and Title VI grants. 

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Google Map of FY 2022 IFLE Grantees

Explore our Google map of FY 2022 IFLE grantees to learn about the Title VI domestic projects being implemented on campuses across the United States and the Fulbright-Hays overseas projects being conducted around the world. These projects strengthen international education experiences and foreign language learning for students, participants, and dissertation researchers.


This map provides a user-friendly way for viewers to get a sense of the extensive reach of the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays grantee institutions featured, as well as the diversity of our grantee institutions.



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