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Welcome to the Office of International Initiatives!

Welcome to the website of the Office of International Initiatives (OII) and to the "window on the world" of our international work in the College of Education. Established in 2008, OII helps support the College of Educationís priorities related to international education. In this critical role, OII coordinates and supports a variety of initiatives in the College, including program development, internationalization of teacher education, faculty and student scholarship in international contexts, study abroad, improved integration and involvement of international scholars and students, and International collaboration on many levels.

On this site you will see some of our current programs as well as resources to support international engagement. We also invite your contributions and suggestions. To give us your feedback, please contact our staff.

 Welcome reception for international students and scholars—Oct 2
 Please join us on October 2nd for a reception to welcome international students and scholars to the College of Education. The reception will take place in Benjamin 0220 from 3:15pm to 4:30pm, and light refreshments will be served. If you are an international member in the College of Education community, advise an international student, mentor an international scholar, or simply wish to meet and learn about the experiences of international students and scholars, please do stop by! Please RSVP.

New Announcements

Apply to be an International Teaching Fellows’ Mentor: Advanced international graduate student teaching assistants can serve as mentors for the 2014-2015 International Teaching Fellowship (ITF) Program. To learn more, visit Application deadline: September 19th.


2015 Winter term study abroad opportunity in El Salvador: Interested in going to El Salvador for a special winter-term experience? Sign up for this study abroad course! Work and live in a small rural village, spend your time with children, families, and their communities, and practice your Spanish language skills! Engage in service and helping children from economically marginalized rural communities of El Salvador. Course duration: January 9-23, 2015. Application deadline is October 1, 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Paula Beckman ( or go directly to the course description on the Education Abroad website.


COE student receives Fulbright Award for conducting doctoral disseration research in South Africa: Amanda Fogle Donmoyer has recently received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct her dissertation in South Africa this year. Amanda was a Global Graduate Fellow in 2012-13, and is a doctoral candidate in International Education Policy/CHSE.


International Students’ Support Group: Meet other international students, learn about U.S. culture, solve problems, and practice speaking English as you help each other adjust to life in the United States. Mondays, 5:00pm-6:30pm (contact Dr. Yi-Jiun Lin at and Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm (contact Dr. Jinhee Kang at


International Coffee Hour : Everyone is invited! Campus community members—faculty, staff, students, and scholars—get together for ninety minutes of casual (and often global) socializing. The Coffee hour is held in the Dorchester Basement Lounge, every Wednesday, from 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Dorchester Basement Lounge.


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